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!

Pollinator & Memorial Garden

Written by Mark Seder

Townsend River Walk & Arboretum Pollinator and Memorial Garden

A Living Memorial
to Past Members of the Tuckaleechee Garden Club

This pollinator friendly garden provides food, water, shelter, and places to raise young for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other plant pollinators.

A plant pollinator is an animal that causes plants to make fruit or seeds by moving pollen from one part of the flower of a plant to another part. The pollen then fertilizes the plant. Only fertilized plants can make fruit and/or seeds, and without them, the plants cannot reproduce.

**The Pollinator and Memorial Garden is currently being renovated.  The major renovation should complete the 1st part of July 2020.  There will be several additions after that so stop by often to see the transformation!  If you would like to contribute a monetary donation please visit our DONATION PAGE.

Memorial Markers

Memorial stones for members of the Tuckaleechee Garden Club that contributed so much to the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum have been placed lovingly around the garden.

 Sue Tyler

Dec. 2, 1931 - June 11, 2018
Co-Founder of Tuckaleechee Garden Club

 

Sue Tyler - Townsend RIver Walk & Arboretum

 

sue tyler

Kathy Lynn Butcher

March 7, 1945 - May 13, 2018

 

Kathy Lynn Butcher - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum
Kathy Lynn Butcher - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

Mary Frances (Franey) Cash

October 31, 1935 - March 19, 2018

 

Mary Frances (Franey) Cash - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

 

Mary Frances (Franey) Cash

JoAnn Shields

February 23, 1932 - May 20, 2017
Co-Founder of Tuckaleechee Garden Club

 

JoAnn Shields - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

 

JoAnn Shields - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

 

Ann Carol C. Norcross

July 26, 1931 - May 7, 2016

 

Ann Carol C. Norcross

 

Ann Carol C. Norcross - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum 

Barbara "Babs" Wilkens

November 16, 1916 - Dec 2, 2015

 

Barbara "Babs" Wilkens - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

 

Barbara "Babs" Wilkens - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum