Begin Your Adventure at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum



A microcosm of the Great Smoky Mountain National park with many of the plants and trees the park has to offer,
but more accessible, along with outstanding views of The Little River.

Begin Your Adventure at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum
Bluebell Trail

Bluebell Trail
River View Faerie Village

River View Faerie Village
Late Summer / Fall Garden

Late Summer / Fall Garden
Spring and Summer Flowers

Spring and Summer Flowers

Discover What's Blooming!

Discover What's Blooming at the TRWA

2024 is going to be an exceptional tree & flower year at the
Townsend River Walk & Arboretum.  See what's blooming today!

Read the Latest TRWA News!

TGC Plant Sale 2024

There is always something going on at the TRWA.
Keep up with the Latest!

"We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are."
Friedrich Nietzsche

Explore the Arboretum

A Certified Arboretum In Townsend, TN

The Townsend River Walk and Arboretum has been certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. It is a fun and educational experience. Each tree has a plaque that provides tree information.

 Four Seasons of Beauty

Enjoy the Nature Trail Year Round!

Every season on river walk brings something new. Blossoms and flowers in the Spring; flowers and a place to cool off in the Summer; colorful foliage in the Fall and the Winter brings scenic

Directions & Trail Maps

Located just off the US 321 in Townsend

Get directions to the Townsend River Walk as well as a detailed map of the river walk and arboretum. We have it mapped to make finding and enjoying the Townsend River Walk a bit easier.

Tuckaleechee Garden Club

Blount Co. Master Gardeners