In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom has planted a spirit tree that benefits local non-profits. The Olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. Spirit tree donations from November 1 – 30 will benefit Community Housing and Resources (CHR).

Canvas spirit tree tags can be purchased at the garden center gift shop for $5.00. Purchasers can write well-wishes or blessings on the tags and attach them to the tree. All tag sales will be donated to Community Housing and Resources. In The Garden will match all tag sales. Community Housing & Resources, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization partnering with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing for families and individuals who work full time on Sanibel or are retired or disabled longtime residents of Sanibel.

“CHR invests in our future by providing secure and stable housing for our dedicated community members,” said Lisa Walsh, owner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping and In The Garden. “CHR helps ensure that Sanibel remains a vibrant community where caring, experienced people are committed to our health, safety, and welfare.”

R.S. Walsh Landscaping is a family-owned and operated, full-service landscape design-build Company specializing in landscape design, installation, and maintenance. For more than 30 years, R.S. Walsh has been committed to superior workmanship, the highest standard of materials and the constant pursuit of excellence. R.S. Walsh In The Garden – Retail Garden Center & Outdoor Showroom is located at 3889 Sanibel Captiva Road, across from the Sanibel School, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information call (239) 395-5859 or visit