Altrusans from across District Three are invited to the dedication of the Altrusa Native Plant Garden on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm, prior to the official start of the 62nd annual District Three Conference hosted by Spartanburg. The native plan garden project began in 2013 and came from the club’s desire to create a space that all Spartanburg citizens could enjoy.
Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a unique place in the city, a sanctuary for trees, flowers, small animals, and humans; and was donated by the Hatcher family to the city of Spartanburg. It is community-supported and is open to the public. It hosts many events and serves as an outdoor classroom for hundreds of students. For these reasons, the club chose to place its garden within these borders.
The garden contains almost 1000 plants, all native perennials, most of them potted and planted by members of the Spartanburg club. The garden sits near the pond along the Thomas Bartram Trail and is across from the amphitheater where many educational programs are held.
Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is located at 832 John B. White, Sr. Blvd. and is not far from the Spartanburg Marriott and close to the world-famous Beacon Drive-In Restaurant.