Events for Gardeners

Most cities have a Parks and Recreation Department to maintain public recreation areas. Sanibel, in keeping with its culture, has a Department of Natural Resources within which is the Vegetation Committee. The committee can be a big helpmate to you in the proper planting and care of native vegetation. They will help you learn about the plants – which ones reseed themselves, or require no fertilizer, or attract birds and butterflies, or don’t kill you with maintenance needs. The committee offers native plant tours of the grounds at City Hall during season. All year round the Department of Natural Resources section of the city website has information and photos of native plants and the Environmental Reference Handbook, which has a lot of useful gardening information.