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We Now Have a LOGO!

trwlogo400The Townsend River Walk & Arboretum now has a logo thanks to talents of Tuckaleechee Garden Club members: Theresa Schehr, Charlotte Miller & Mark Seder.  The simple logo represents area around the River Walk with an image of a Tulip Poplar (TN state tree) in the foreground with the convergence of the mountains (Great Smoky Mountains) and the river (Little River).  This logo will be used on all the new Arboretum signs and plant signs that will be making their way along the River Walk starting May 2019.  A color version of the logo is currently being worked on an should be available in the next couple of months. There is a lot of work that will be done on the River Walk in the next few months and if you would like to make a donation using the button below it would be appreciated.  All donations are administered by the Tuckaleechee Garden Club.

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January 2019 Thanks to Master Gardeners & GBU

Donations and budgeted funds have been provided for continuing enhancements for the Townsend River Walk and Arboretum.


The Blount County Master Gardeners have budgeted $500 for 2019 that will be used for Arboretum sign enhancements.

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GBU Fraternal Department donated $150 that will also be used to enhance the Arboretum signs.

New Additions Along the Walk

Recently two cement benches have been installed along the River Walk.  Both were donated in memoriam.

One bench was donated by Tuckaleechee Garden Club members, Elaine and Bob Russell, in memoriam of Tommy Miller in recognition of the work he did on the trail several years ago

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The other was donated by Russ and Anne Sorvillo donated the one in memory of their son because he loved the mountains and Townsend area so much.

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They are located in great places along the walk with the river in the background.

Theresa Schehr did a wonderful work with the inscriptions.



Master Gardener's Sign Display

Theresa Schehr did some fixing up around the the Blount County Master Gardener's sign that is located by the butterfly garden.  Adding mulch and some plants makes the area that much more attractive.  Thanks Theresa for all the work.

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Bluebird House Addition

Mark Seder of the Blount County Master Gardeners donated a bluebird house to the River Walk.  It is close to the speciman garden along Lamar Alexander Hwy.   A little late for the the Spring birds but may attract some thru the summer.  The plan is to put a couple more up along the upper River Walk path.

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Plant Sale Saturday April 27, 2019 to Support the River Walk

5ab3caed4affb1.49250733The Tuckaleechee Garden Club will be participating in the Blount County Garden Club Plant Sale April 27, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Proceeds from the plants sold by the Tuckaleechee Garden Club goes 100% to the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum project.  Stop by and purchase some plants, leave a little extra donation to help support the River Walk.  It is the 15th Anniversay of the RIver Walk.

We are starting some major changes to the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum that will include: new sign posts, anondized aluminum tree & plant signs, off main path mulching with underying landscape fabric, River Walk Tree & Plant map and more.   The labor is free but it requires some addtional funding to keep up with the purchasing of materials to properly maintain the River Walk.  Your contributions by purchasing a plant or making a donation goes a long way to keeping the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum an East TN treasure.

Blount County Garden Clubs Plant Sale Information & Directions


Is It Spring on the River Walk & Arboretum?

Daffodils have made there way along the river walk along with Lenten Roses.  A little sunshine would sure go a long way to entice all the other flowers to bloom.  Stop by the River Walk today!


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Yellow Twig Dogwood Addition

Theresa Schehr add a Yellow Twig Dogwood as an addition to the River Walk and also added some plants and mulch around the Blount County Master Gardener sign.  The Yellow Twig Dogwood is located by the Butterfly Garden.   Looking forward to see this beauty in late fall and winter.

Thanks Theresa!

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