Lamar Alexander Parkway (US 321) Townsend, TN  37882


Covid-19 Updates

Enjoy the TRWA but keep your Social Distance!The Townsend River Walk & Arboretum (TRWA) is opened during the current Coronavirus outbreak.

It is important to remember these guidelines at The Townsend River Walk & Arboretum:

  1. Keep your social distance to others of 6 - 8 ft (excludes family and household members).
  2. Practice good personal hygiene, including washing hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface, avoiding touching the face, and disinfecting frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.



Donate To Preserve, Protect and Enhance

The Tuckaleechee Garden Club has been maintaining the River Walk and Arboretum for over 15 years. Most funds to preserve and enhance this project comes from the yearly plant sale but the cost of preserving, protecting and enhancing the River Walk & Arboretum has continued to grow. If you have enjoyed this wonderful resource we encourage you to make a small donation so the jewel of the Blount County and Townsend will continue for years to come.

We were unable to hold our Annual Fundraisers during Covid-19.  Your donations will help us maintain and grow the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum for years to come!

You can use your Major Credit/Debit Card or by Check!

100% of the money you donate gets to us thru the PayPal Giving Program.  PayPal covers all the Fees.



By Check Send Donations to:

Make Payable To
Tuckaleechee Garden Club

Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

PO Box 263
Walland, TN 37886


Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 2019

Welcome to the privacy notice for ("us", "we", or "our"). This Privacy Notice pertains to the personal information we collect about our customers in our stores, on our websites, via mobile apps, and through interest-based online advertising. The Privacy Notice describes:

Information We Collect

We may collect certain personal information from you in connection with your activities with us, such as when you shop in our mobile store or interact with us online. This information may include:

  • payment card or other financial account information;
  • contact information (including name, e-mail address, postal address, and phone number);
  • shopping history;
  • geolocation data; and
  • other personal information you provide to us on our website (s), via mobile apps, on feedback forms, or when you interact with us in other ways, both online and offline.

Additionally, we or companies acting on our behalf may collect certain computer and browser information through automated technologies such as cookies and web beacons when you visit our websites (whether or not you have signed in as a register user) or otherwise interact with us online. A “cookie” is a file that is sent to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to identify the browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.

The information collected using these tools may include your IP address, the address of the web page that referred you to our websites, dates and times of websites visits and the location of your device. These automated technologies also permit the collection of “clickstream data,” which may include a log of content you access while browsing a website. Companies acting on our behalf may combine the information collected from your visit to our website (s) with other information they have collected previously.

Opt-Out From and/or Restrict Cookies

Your web browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict, reject or disable certain cookies (but please note that we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals from web browsers). Additionally, you may opt-out of data collection from certain companies that we use to collect information.

We use a company called Google to collect and analyze information about the use of our website(s). This information helps us serve relevant advertisements to you on Google, and also helps us to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you have an account with Google, click here to manage your advertising settings, otherwise you can manage these settings through your web browser as is described above.
We also use a company called MailChimp to collect and analyze information about the use of our website(s). This information helps us serve relevant advertisements to you thru MailChimp Email, and also helps us to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. You can opt out of receiving emails from us.

How We Use the Information We Collect

When we collect information from you, we may use it for a number of purposes, including to:

  • Process, manage, complete and account for transactions, including purchases, refunds, and exchanges;
  • Provide our products and services to you and fulfill your orders;
  • Identify your product and service preferences;
  • Improve merchandise selections and customer service;
  • Invite you to participate in customer research;
  • Notify you about new products, services, features, promotions, events and special offerings.
  • Provide customer support and respond to your requests, comments and inquiries;
  • Create and manage online accounts you establish;
  • Enroll you in and administer our loyalty and other rewards programs upon your request;
  • Administer your participation in promotions, contests and sweepstakes;
  • Verify your identity in certain instances (such as when you return merchandise, or request a refund);
  • Secure our operations and protect against, identify and help prevent fraud, unauthorized activity, claims and other liabilities and minimize credit risk;
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, industry standards, our policies, and our Terms of Use; and
  • Operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services, managing our communications, performing market research, and administering our websites and mobile apps).

We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

In addition, we use information collected online through automated means for purposes such as:

  • customizing our users’ visits to our websites or experience in a mobile app;
  • delivering content (including advertising) tailored to our users’ interests and the manner in which our users browse or interact with us;
  • measuring and managing the advertising effectiveness of our online and offline advertisements and events; and
  • managing our business. We also use this information to help diagnose technical and service problems, administer our websites and mobile apps, identify users of our websites and mobile apps, and gather demographic information about our users.

We use clickstream data to determine how much time users spend on web pages of our websites or our mobile apps, how users navigate through our websites and mobile apps, and how we may tailor our offerings to better meet the needs of our users. In order for us to maintain the accuracy of your personal information and improve our communication with you, we may also supplement the information we collect with other public demographic information.

Information We Share

We may share your personal information among the Our Businesses . They may use this information to offer products and services to you consistent with the purposes identified in this statement.

If a contest, sweepstakes or promotion is jointly-sponsored by us and one or more other sponsors, your information may be shared with such sponsors. We do not control other sponsors' use of your personal information, and their use of your information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may choose not to participate in such jointly sponsored contests, sweepstakes or promotions. Such offerings may also be subject to additional rules and regulations governing your participation.

We may also share certain personal information we collect about you with partners or third parties who perform services for us or with whom we contract for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. For example, we may use third parties to host our websites or mobile apps and operate certain of their features, send e-mails, print or send mailings, run our sweepstakes, contests or other promotions, conduct customer research, authorize and process your payments, manage and analyze data and our advertising effectiveness, and fulfill orders. Such third-party service providers are given the information that they need to perform their designated functions and we do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information for their own or any others' marketing purposes.

We may also disclose information about you as is required by law or legal process such as subpoenas or court or agency orders, or as we may reasonably determine to be necessary or appropriate to protect our rights or the rights of others, to avert loss or harm to persons or property, to enforce our Terms of Use or this Privacy Notice, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity.

Children's Privacy

We do not seek nor will we knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13.


Our websites and mobile apps may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These linked websites operate independently from us and may have their own privacy notices or policies. Other linked websites may be owned or controlled by us but have privacy policies that differ from this one. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the websites’ content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites. We suggest you review the privacy policies of any linked websites you visit.

How We Protect Your Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of your personal information. However, we cannot guaranty the effectiveness of these safeguards, and nothing in this notice shall be construed as an express or implied warranty against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Your Options

To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request, you may contact us as described in the Contact Information section. You also may use the following options:

Opt-Out From E-mail and/or Postal Mail

You can opt-out of receiving promotional e-mail and/or postal mail from us by doing the following:

  • If you originally signed up for our e-mail, you can opt-out from that e-mail by clicking here and clicking on the “unsubscribe” link.
  • If you have received an e-mail from us, you can opt-out from receiving further e-mails by following the opt-out or “unsubscribe” instructions provided in the e-mail you received.
  • Contact us using our Contact Form. if you do not want to receive promotional e-mail and/or postal mail communications from us in the future. Please specify if you would like to opt out of e-mail, or postal mail, or both. If you have already received communications from us, it will expedite the opt-out process if you are prepared to provide us with the exact name, and e-mail and/or postal mail addresses under which you have been receiving communications from us.

Please note that any opt-out for postal mail may take at least sixty (60) days to become effective.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding our Privacy Notice, or if you wish to update the personal information you have provided to us, you may do so by: Writing to us at the following address:

Townsend River Walk & Arboretum
C/O Tuckaleechee Garden Club
PO Box 157
Walland, TN 37886
Attn: Customer Service - Privacy Notice

Changes to Our Notice

This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our information practices. We will post a prominent notice on the site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate when it was most recently updated.

Thanks for the Donation

Thank you for donating to support the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum.
Your donation will help keep the River Walk & Arboretum a vibrant part of Blount County and Townsend Communities as well as a major attraction for visitors to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
The Tuckaleechee Garden Club

If you have any questions or need additional information use our contact form.

4 Seasons of Beauty

Enjoy the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum (TRWA) during the each of the four seasons.  There is something special for every season so don't miss out.


The starkness of winter allows you to see deep into the arboretum.  The Little River is easily seen this time of the year and provides a wonderful backdrop.  Moss, magnolias and a few other trees and plants provide shades of green even at the dreariest of times.  Winter starts showing some hints of Spring with Bloodroot, Spicebush, Violets, Daffodils and more start to awaken from their nap providing colorful patches throughout the TRWA.


As Mother Nature wakes up for Spring the River Walk starts to come alive. Spend some time looking for the many varieties of flowers and trees that produce some vibrant color against the Little River.



The shade of the trees along the TRWA during the summer months provide relief from the sun and provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Summer.


The crisp air returns to the Smokies and the trees put on a brilliant show.  There are still plenty of flowers such as asters and goldenrod. A peacefulness surrounds you as you walk through the TRWA with the sounds of the Little River more prevalent than the season before.