The purpose of this club is to promote education and interest in a program that will add beauty and charm to our homes and community. We shall endeavor to study and preserve nature in our environment.
Mission: NGC, Inc. provides education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
Conservation Pledge: I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, forest, land, and wildlife.
Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs (TFGC) (District IV)
Mission: TFGC, a supportive member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., provides education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibilities.
Headquarters: Ivan Racheff House and Gardens, 1943 Tennessee Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Tuckaleechee Garden Club (TGC) meets at 10:00AM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church, 7300 Old Tuckaleechee Road, Townsend, TN, unless otherwise noted in the calendar.
Visitors and Prospective Members
Tuckaleechee Garden Club (TGC) welcomes visitors and prospective members who want to learn more about the club. Our current members are from a variety of local towns and communities including Knoxville, Townsend, Maryville, Walland, Loudon, Friendsville, and Rockford, and our gardening acumen spans from novice to expert. Our meetings begin at 10:00AM with a one-hour business meeting, horticulture exhibits and design competition. The second hour is devoted to education usually provided by an expert presenter or hands-on activity. Afterwards, club members gather for a pot-luck lunch and social time. Our meetings are fun, informative, and delicious!
Due are $20/year. The Club year is from April-March
If you are interested in learning more about the Tuckaleechee Garden Club (TGC) or visiting a club meeting use our Contact Form.
Yellow and Green
Yellow Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum)
The Yellow Lady’s Slipper belongs to the Orchid family. The blossoms have a sac-like lip with the shape of a slipper or moccasin. The Yellow Lady’s Slipper petals twist in a spiral, flowering in April and growing in the high altitudes of the Smoky Mountains.
Mary Lynn Morgan
Blue Star Memorial
Exhibits and Awards
River Walk & Arboretum
Townsend High Alumni
Mary Lynn Morgan
2022-2023 Meeting Schedule and Programs
TGC Theme: Nurture Native Plants and Each Other
Project: Enhance and Maintain the Townsend River Walk and Arboretum
April 19, 2022 Monthly Meeting
Floral Design Workshop
Speaker: Cathy Waitinas
April 23, 2022 TGC Annual Plant Sale 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, TN
April 29, 2022 Arbor Day
Tree Planting at the Townsend River Walk and Arboretum
May 17, 2022 Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Will Kuhn, Director of Education, Discover Life in America
June 5 - 11, 2022 National Garden Week
June 8: Guided Tours, Townsend River Walk and Arboretum, 9:00 and 9:30AM
June 11: Guided Tours, Towsend River Walk and Arboretum, 9:00 and 9:30AM
June 5-June 11, Daily, 10:00AM-Noon, "Mornings in the Garden", Heirloom Kitchen Garden Tours and Talk
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, TN
June 21, 2022 Monthly Meeting
Bear Country: Living & Gardening with Bears in the Backyard!
Speaker: Allison Pearson
July 19, 2022 Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Warren Bielenberg, Tennessee Butterfly Monitoring Network
August 16, 2022 Monthly Meeting
How Plants Get Their Names
Speaker: Mary Albrecht
September 20, 2022 Monthly Meeting
Gardening with Children at South Knoxville Elementary School
Speaker: Dianne Forry
October 18, 2022 Monthly Meeting
Tour of the Cultural Preservation Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Speaker: Baird Todd, Curator, Culture Preservation Center, GSMNP
November 15, 2022 Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Laura Howard, Sevier Solid Waste, Inc.
December 20, 2022 Monthly Meeting
Christmas Party - Details TBA
January 17, 2023 Monthly Meeting
Chat and Chew - Details TBA
February 21, 2023 Monthly Meeting
The Birds and the Bees: Eco- Gardening in East Tennessee
Speaker: Louminda Torbett, Blount County Master Gardeners
March 21, 2023 Monthly Meeting
Best Management Practices for Woody Ornamentals and Trees
Speaker: Lee Rumble