Community Involvement


The Apothecary Company proudly sponsors Plots 6, 7, 8, & 9 at The Ardinna Woods Arboretum & Butterfly Gardens in an effort to preserve Appalachian Botanical Heritage. A Tree City USA, the Town of Jonesborough, Tennessee maintains a state-certified, Level-2 Arboretum, located at 101 Britt Dr., just off West Main Street. Named “Ardinna Woods,” after the Celtic deity venerated as guardian of forests in ancient times, the arboretum hosts more than seventy (70) tree species native to the Southern Appalachian region. Most of the arboretum choices in trees and shrubs, and its native vines and wildflowers serve as hosts or nectar plants for eastern region butterflies, and their fruits nourish birds and other wildlife.


The Ardinna Woods Arboretum & Butterfly Gardens showcases the Restoration American Chestnut tree, bred by the American Chestnut Foundation for resistance to the virus blight that had killed all Eastern Chestnut Trees during the early decades of the last century. Large and medium-size trees, along Britt Drive, include such rare species as Yellowwood, Black Tupelo, and Kentucky Coffeetree, as well as Hickories, Oaks, Beech, Tulip Poplar, and other, more common species. Small-stature trees, mostly in a bank area along Highway 81S, include the Umbrella Tree, Carolina Cherry Laurel, Carolina Buckthorn, American Smoketree, Hoptree dogwoods, and others.  

Get involved in volunteering can fill out a Volunteer Interest Form: HERE. The “Adopt-a-Plot Program” is a program created to allow individuals, clubs, or groups to adopt a plot at the arboretum to maintain throughout the year. For more information on the Ardinna Woods Arboretum and Butterfly Garden call 423.753.1030.  

The Apothecary Company at Shakti in the Mountains.

The Apothecary Company is a proud supporter of Shatki in the Mountains’ gardening therapy program.

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