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Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

FREE PUBLIC ACCESS!
PLENTY OF FREE PARKING!

NATURE EXPERIENCE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM DAWN 'til DUSK!

Lamar Alexander Parkway (US 321) Townsend, TN  37882

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE!
PET FRIENDLY!

Tuckaleechee Garden Club

Written by Allison Pearson

Townsend-Walland, Tennessee

Founded 1983

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.

Tuckaleechee Garden Club

Affiliated with

National Garden Clubs (NGC, Inc)

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

Meetings

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, Tuckaleechee Garden ClubWalland, 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.

Club Colors

Yellow and Green

Club Flower

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.

Officers

President                          

Vice President                 

Recording Secretary       

Treasurer                         

Librarian                          

Historian                          

Chaplin                            

Parliamentarian               

 

Janie Bitner

Allison Pearson

Wanda Taylor

Charlotte Miller

Mary Lynn Morgan

Theresa Schehr

Debbie Dickie

Scott Schehr

Tuckaleechee Garden Club Horticultural Display

 

 Committees

Blue Star Memorial

Communications

Exhibits and Awards

Programs

Publicity

Racheff Contact

River Walk & Arboretum

Special Projects

Townsend High Alumni

Yearbook 

 

Francesca Messenger

Linda Lee

Francesca Messenger

Martha Frink

Charlotte Miller

Martha Frink

Mark Seder

Martha Frink

Mary Lynn Morgan

Theresa Schehr

Tuckaleechee Garden Club President, Janie Bitner, at the Gold Star Dedication

TGC Theme: Nurture Native Plants and Each Other

Project:  Enhance and Maintain the Townsend River Walk and Arboretum

Meeting Schedule and Programs

TGC Monthly Meeting
August 16, 2022 - 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church

Regular Meeting

Special Topic/Speaker

How Plants Get Their Names
Speaker: Mary Albrecht

TGC Monthly Meeting
September 20, 2022 - 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church

Regular Meeting

Special Topic/Speaker

Gardening with Children at South Knoxville Elementary School
Speaker: Dianne Forry

TGC Monthly Meeting
October 18, 2022 - 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Cultural Preservation Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Regular Meeting

Special Tour

Tour of the Cultural Preservation Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Speaker: Baird Todd, Curator, Culture Preservation Center, GSMNP

TGC Monthly Meeting
November 15, 2022 - 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church

Regular Meeting

Special Topic/Speaker

Recycling
Speaker: Laura Howard, Sevier Solid Waste, Inc.

TGC Christmas Luncheon
December 20, 2022 - 11:00AM -

Details and Location TBD

TGC Chat & Chew
January 17, 2023 - 11:00AM -

Details TBD.

TGC Monthly Meeting
February 21, 2023 - 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Regular Meeting

Special Topic/Speaker

The Birds and the Bees: Eco- Gardening in East Tennessee
Speaker: Louminda Torbett, Blount County Master Gardeners

TGC Monthly Meeting
March 21, 2023 - 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Regular Meeting

Special Topic/Speaker

Best Management Practices for Woody Ornamentals and Trees
Speaker: Lee Rumble