The Townsend River Walk & Arboretum, through the inspiration, perseverance and hard work of the Tuckaleechee Garden Club, has become a premier attraction in Townsend, TN and the Smoky Mountains.

Enjoy the solitude and beauty of the trees, flowers and The Little River on this half mile nature trail.

Discover What's Blooming at the TRWA

Discover What's Blooming at the TRWA

Discover what is Currently Blooming at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum in 2023.
Early Spring blooms are popping out daily!

2023 TGC Plant Sale Results

Discover What's Blooming at the TRWA

Thanks to everyone who supported the
2023 Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale.

“No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening – still all is Beauty!”  ---  John Muir

Latest News from The Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

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