Native Plant Walks Resume at Sanibel City Hall

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The Sanibel Vegetation Committee has resumed guided native vegetation and landscaping tours of City Hall grounds, planted exclusively with native plants. Although the FNPS award-winning Native Plant Demonstration Garden sustained a great of damage during Hurricane Ian, new wildflowers sprout every day showing us, given time and patience, they too can emerge stronger than ever.

The next tour is at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 4 at the bottom of the City Hall main staircase, 800 Dunlop Rd. Additional tour dates are Thursday, May 18 and Saturdays, May 13 and 27.

Walk the grounds for ideas on planting native vegetation which requires no fertilizer. See how to plant a garden that reseeds itself with very little maintenance, is good for the environment and will attract birds and butterflies.

Vegetation Committee members will provide valuable information on proper planting and care of native vegetation. The city encourages planting of vegetation which is indigenous to the area as it require very little maintenance, no fertilizer and no supplemental irrigation.

Registration for the tours is not required. For additional information about the guided native vegetation tour, contact the city’s Natural Resources Department at or by phone at 239-472-3700.

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