Be a Horticulture Helper
Work side by side with Dan and Peggy. Learn by doing and ask all the questions you want! Areas of focus include propagation, greenhouse and nursery production, plant health care and general gardening skills. Bring gloves and hand pruners if you have them. Help the Garden grow.
Be a Garden Guide
Be a Garden Office Assistant We are looking for a few interested volunteers to work side by side with us in the office. General office duties include data entry, answering phone calls, filing, and mailings. Come join our fun team!
To get involved:
Physical Address: 820 John B. White, Sr. Blvd.
P.O. Box 2337
Spartanburg, SC 29304
In Loving Memory
On Monday, September 21st 2015, we lost one of our Hearts of Hatcher, Susan Holmes Hoffman. Susan started volunteering in the garden on Thursdays in 2008. Susan was known for her sunny disposition and dedication. She always donated her time and help to our spring and fall plant sales as well as Santa in the Garden.
We will miss you, Susan! Shalom!
Volunteer of the Year 2016
Newt Hardie and The Trees Coalition
On May 5th, Tree Coalition President Newt Hardie was named the "Barrie Bain Volunteer of the Year" at this year's Twilight in the Garden dinner and auction. Every Wednesday morning for the past couple of years, Newt and the Trees Coalition Volunteers have been coming to Hatcher Garden with a focus on removing ivy, privet, and wisteria, coordinating their work with Hatcher Garden staff. Currently, their mission is to remove all ivy and invasive plants from Hatcher Garden. Even though they have volunteer work groups throughout the community working regularly, Hatcher Garden has been one of their weekly work sites over the past years and we welcome their ivy pulling volunteers!!
The Trees Coalition is an offshoot of the Kudzu Coalition, which started as a Master Gardener community project to defend native trees and plants by ridding the area of kudzu. For more information, see their website. Hatcher Garden Board of Trustee Alanna Wildman says of Newt that he “walks outdoors each morning and declares, “It’s a jungle out there”. For him, the jungle is not an obstacle, but a fantastic opportunity. He is a force of nature driven by a single mission: to rid Spartanburg of invasive ivy, kudzu and other plant world “thugs” that choke out the pretties.” He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. Even a film crew came all the way from Japan to sit at the knee of our kudzu guru for lessons in kudzu control. Thank you Newt Hardie (pictured above with his wife holding an engraved brick) and the Trees Coalition for your dedication and hard work!