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Plant Walks

Every winter, a dedicated group of SCCF volunteers lead weekly plant walks at different SCCF preserves.  The group gathers every Monday at 8:45 a.m. at SCCF's Nature Center and beginners are welcome to come and learn!  Below, you'll find some additional resources for learning about native plants -- and, of course, our Native Plant Nursery staff is always available to answer questions.

Public Native Plant Gardens on Sanibel

  • City Hall, some plants labeled
  • Sanibel library, front entrance and behind the underground parking area, lovely clusia rosea trees in cocoplum hedge
  • SCCF parking lot, Native Plant Nursery entrance, and SCCF Ethnobotany Garden
  • "Ding" Darling parking lot
  • Across parking lot at Shell Museum, along bike path on San-Cap Rd. as well as other bike path plantings
  • Gazebo at Periwinkle Preserve, along Periwinkle Way bike path, mid-island
  • Green swale at intersection of Palm Ridge and Periwinkle Way

Public Trails on Sanibel where you can find native plants

  • All SCCF Trails—some guiding available for wetland and hammock plants
  • Lighthouse Boardwalks and Beachfront for good shrubs and dune plants
  • Pond Apple Trail, near Chamber of Commerce for some of the oldest plantings and natives
  • Sanibel Gardens and Bailey Tract, off Island Inn Rd. for miles of upland and wetland plants
  • Ding Darling boardwalks and Cross Dike for mangroves up close—some guiding available
  • Bowman’s Beach and Silver Key for dune, wetland, and bayou plants