Eva and Sam Pratt Property
August 26 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sam and Eva moved here at Easter time in 1974—thirty acres, with about half in pasture, half in woods, two creeks, and a fishing pond. In 2007 they put most of the land into a conservation easement with SPACE (Spartanburg Area Conservancy).
Over the years they have continued to find new plants (unfortunately also more invasives), new birds and other animals. When SCAN came here in 2003, several new things were found. If you find things not on our lists, please flag them (except the birds). One yellow fringed orchid bloomed in July; it appeared at the edge of the pasture in 2007. Sam has planted mainly native trees in the pasture, and you may want to see his hawthorns on the fence row in the garden.
In early June they had their first ever blooms (two) on the Stewartia ovata Eva found on the creek several years ago!
The property is fenced, so you cannot get lost. The undergrowth is rough, so dress accordingly, even in August. So far we have not seen a venomous snake here, but beware!
2556 Compton Bridge Road
Inman, South Carolina 29349
From Greenville or Charlotte, take I-85 towards Spartanburg and take I-26 towards Asheville
From Columbia, take I-26 towards Asheville
From I-26 take Exit 10 Inman / 292. Turn left onto State Road 292
In just under ½ mile, turn right onto Hickory Nut Road
After 1 mile, turn left onto Edwards Road
After 1 mile, turn right onto Compton Bridge Road
They are the second driveway on the right, after you turn onto Compton Bridge Road.
2556, a yellow house on the right.
To fuel our start, there will be coffee, tea, and doughnuts. Bring your own lunch as usual. Eva will provide the tea. Dinner will be at the house about 4:30, We will call the local Village Green to deliver barbecue sandwich plates, which will be $10.00/plate (people can pay that day), and to finish a wonderful day at the Pratts, Eva will have a cake. They will have tea and coffee; but bring other drinks if you prefer.
Check the August newsletter for contact information.