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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM DAWN 'til DUSK!

Lamar Alexander Parkway (US 321) Townsend, TN  37882

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Happy Father's Day 2021

Happy Father's Day 2021 - Townsend River Walk & ArboretumOur Newly Hatched Bluebirds Want to Wish All Fathers a Wonderful Day!

It is a great day to take Dad for a walk along the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum after taking him out for breakfast or lunch.
Be sure to check out our newly planted Redbud Tree's on the top walk and all the blooms in the Pollinator & Memorial Garden.

From everyone at the Tuckaleechee Garden Club we wish all dads the best today!

Giant Purple Coneflowers at the Pollinator & Memorial GardenGiant Purple Coneflowers at the Pollinator & Memorial Garden

 

New Planted Redbuds Along the Top Path Along 321.New Planted Redbuds Along the Top Path Along 321.

 

TRWA Maintenance - June 11, 2021

Work Plan for the June 2021 Townsend River Walk & Arboretum Maintenance DayAllison Pearson Put Together the Perfect Work Plan
for this TRWA Maintenance Day!

A fitting end to National Garden Week as the Tuckaleechee Garden Club got together for the monthly maintenance on the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum (TRWA).  Scott & Theresa Schehr w/Dani the wonder dog, Wanda Taylor, Janie Bitner,  and Allison & Rodney Pearson all participated in this maintenance day.  The TRWA was given a good sprucing up with string trimming of much of the TRWA, edging and mowing of the sidewalk areas, weeding the Pollinator & Memorial Garden, planting of Sulfur Cosmo & Brown Eyed Susan, and sign cleaning.  It really looks fantastic.  Thanks to the Tuckaleechee Garden Club for their continuing efforts of managing, maintaining and improving this Townsend community gem!  

Theresa, Wanda and Janie Maintaining the Pollinator & Memorial GardenTheresa, Wanda and Janie Maintaining the Pollinator & Memorial Garden

Janie Giving Visitors a Quick Lesson On Using the QR Codes on the Arboretum Information SignsJanie Giving Visitors a Quick Lesson On Using the QR Codes
on the Arboretum Information Signs

2021 National Garden Week

Tuckaleechee Garden Club and Townsend River Walk & Arboretum Celebrate National Garden WeekThe Tuckaleechee Garden Club and the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum will be celebrating National Garden Week (June 6 - 12, 2021) by planting four varieties of Redbud trees next to our Tribe of Dogwood Trees at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum along US 321.  We will be working there each morning on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Stop by and check out our progress, ask questions (all gardening questions welcomed) or just say HI!

There are many ways you to can celebrate National Garden Week.  One of the best ways is to visit a local Garden and get ideas for your own garden.  Plus it is fun for the entire family.  Places to visit in our area: Townsend River Walk & Arboretum; UT Gardens in Knoxville; UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge; Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum; the Ivan Racheff House and Gardens located in Knoxville and home to the Tennessee Garden Clubs and of course the biggest and one of the most diverse gardens of all, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

TRWA Maintenance - May 14, 2021

Townsend River Walk and Arboretum Maintenance 20210514Tuckaleechee Garden Club Members
Janie Bitner, Wanda Taylor, Sandy Andrews, Jolene Martin

 

On this beautiful Friday members of The Tuckaleechee Garden Club (TGC) did a great job of freshening up of the TRWA (Townsend River Walk & Arboretum).   I was unable to attend but Allison Pearson led a great team that included: Janie Bitner, Wanda Taylor, Theresa Schehr, Jolene Martin, Sandy Andrews and Rodney Pearson.  Thank you all for doing a great job.

So you may wonder what freshening the TRWA involves (which is done monthly by TGC volunteers).  Here is the short list:

  1. Cleaned up the trail to the white pine past the memorial stone, including weeding and re-setting the metal arbor.
  2. Weeded the roadside garden.
  3. Weeded around the beautyberries near the roadside garden.
  4. Collected trash.
  5. Wiped down Arboretum signs.
  6. Mowed edges of the entire trail.
  7. Weeded the Iris bed.
  8. Edged sidewalks.
  9. Mowed areas around both entrances and along sidewalk beside hwy321.
  10. String trimmed several areas including above the tunnel.
  11. Removed several active ant beds.

The next time you see a TGC member thank them for volunteering and financing the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum, Townsend's premier green space!

If you would like to support the TGC in their effort to maintain and make upgrades to the TRWA please make a donation.  DONATE HERE!

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

PLANTS 50% OFF - 2021 Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale - LAST DAY

FINAL DAY AND 50% OFF REMAINING PLANTS!
LAST DAY TODAY -  MAY 1, 9 AM - 3 PM.

Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Final DayLast Day!  Plants 50% Off!


Plant Sale to Benefit the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

Last Day Today! Saturday, May 1, 2021.
9 AM to 3 PM
Check out the awesome items at this years sale!

Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Item List

Use the link below to see our Plant Sale Item List.
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The Tuckaleechee Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale in Townsend this year at:
Pioneer Cabins
288 Boat Gunnel Rd Townsend, TN, 37882

From Address:

There will be a wide array of Plants, Trees, Garden Accessories and Gardening Tools and Other Items

2021 Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Flyer
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NEW! This year you can pay by credit card if you desire.

Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Credit Cards

If you can't make it to the Plant Sale, please donate to support the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum.   We are part of PayPal Giving and 100% of what you give goes to the Tuckaleechee Garden Club for the Maintenance and Enhancements to the Townsend River Walk  & Arboretum.

DONATE TODAY!

2021 National Garden Week Redbud Plantings

Redbuds Planted at the Townsend River Walk & ArboretumVariety of Redbuds Planted at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

Redbud Trees Planted & MulchedAll New Redbud Trees Planted & Mulched

 

The Tuckaleechee Garden Club decided to plant four Redbud varietals as part of the 2021 National Garden Week.  We selected: PomPom, Whitebud; Forest Pansy; & Merlot.  They were planted on the top trail on each side of the Dogwood Tribe along US 321. 

A big thanks goes to Rodney & Allison Pearson, Theresa & Scott Schehr and Mark Seder for taking time this week to make this planting happen.  We also had a guest appearance by Mr. Bear, he wasn't much help but provided a well deserved distraction.

Bear at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

Take a look at the work that was done over 3 days to get the area prepared, then planted and mulched.

Tuesday Allison, Rodney & Mark laid out the area, removed the vegetation, and planted the Merlot Redbud.

 

Wednesday, Mark brought in mulch and dug the remaining tree holes.
Redbud holes dug and mulch delivered.
Thursday, Theresa, Scott & Mark planted the three remaining trees & mulched.

 

 

Memorial Day 2021 - Never To Be Forgotten

Townsend River Walk & Arboretum - Memorial Day 2021

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”
- James A. Garfield

Townsend River Walk & Arboretum - Memorial Day 2021

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."

- Unknown

Townsend River Walk & Arboretum - Memorial Day 2021


 

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2021 Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Is Underway!

WOW! WHAT AN OPENING FOR THE TUCKALEECHEE GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE
NOW THRU MAY 1, 9 AM - 3 PM DAILY!

Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Day 1The shoppers were waiting in line this morning and having fun with the hundreds of plants available.
Plenty of variety for everyone to find something.

A Steady Crowd to Open the 2021 Plant Sale! 
We have Plenty of Plants, so Stop on By!

Thursday, April 29, 2021 -  Saturday, May 1, 2021
9 AM to 3 PM Each Day

Plant Sale to Benefit the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

Thursday, April 29, 2021 -  Saturday, May 1, 2021
9 AM to 3 PM Each Day
Check out the awesome items at this years sale!

Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Item List

Our Plant Sale Item List is growing daily with plants, trees and garden tools.
Use the link below to see our latest Plant Sale Item List.  It is being updated daily.
2021 Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Items List
Popular 494.42 KB 55
04/28/2021 14:07:55
The Tuckaleechee Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale in Townsend this year at:
Pioneer Cabins
288 Boat Gunnel Rd Townsend, TN, 37882

From Address:

There will be a wide array of Plants, Trees, Garden Accessories and Gardening Tools and Other Items

2021 Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Flyer
Popular 1 202.59 KB 70
03/31/2021 15:18:38

NEW! This year you can pay by credit card if you desire.

Tuckaleechee Garden Club Plant Sale Credit Cards

If you can't make it to the Plant Sale, please donate to support the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum.   We are part of PayPal Giving and 100% of what you give goes to the Tuckaleechee Garden Club for the Maintenance and Enhancements to the Townsend River Walk  & Arboretum.

DONATE TODAY!

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