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MAGC’s vision is to preserve and share our beautiful historic site, while enriching our community through exploration and discovery in the arts and the natural environment.

magc events

Wed, Aug 16th

Yoga on the Lawn with Elizabeth Shelhart


Elizabeth Shelhart returns to MAGC this summer for all levels yoga class on the lawns of the Marin Art & Garden Center.

Tue, Aug 22nd

DIY Scented Geranium Scrubs


Join Homestead Design Collective’s Lead Edible Gardener, Sierra Vasquez, in the MAGC Edible Garden to explore the world of scented geraniums.

Tue, Sep 5th

Presidio Tunnel Tops


Presidio Tunnel Tops is an exhibition tracing the genesis of the design for these new parklands in one of the most stunning locations in the world.

Tue, Sep 19th

Edible Flowers


Join Homestead Design Collective’s Lead Edible Gardener, Sierra Vasquez, to explore what she’s planted in the MAGC Edible Garden.

Tue, Sep 19th

"Ruth Shellhorn: Midcentury Landscape Architecture in Southern California" Film Screening, Lecture, Reception with Book Signing


Author Kelly Comras will present a fascinating glimpse into the life and career of landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn, who helped define the distinctive mid-century regional aesthetic of Southern California.

Fri, Sep 22nd

MAGC’s Annual Harvest Dinner


Celebrate the first day of fall at our annual Harvest Dinner. Dinner will feature a spectacular menu of locally sourced food, specially crafted by A Fork Full of Earth Catering.

Sun, Sep 24th

TALONS: A Festival Celebrating Birds of Prey


The Hungry Owl Project, in collaboration with Marin Art & Garden Center, is excited to announce TALONS: A Festival Celebrating Birds of Prey.

Tue, Sep 26th

“Why Wouldn’t You?” Organic Landscapes, Easy and Important, With Edwina von Gal


Renowned garden designer Edwina von Gal’s Perfect Earth Project was formed to bring this message to a broad audience across the US.

Tue, Oct 3rd

The Fall + Winter Edible Garden


In this intimate, hands-on gardening class, you’ll learn how to make the most of your fall and winter edible garden.

Tue, Oct 3rd

Cycads: Prehistoric Plants Threatened in the 21st Century


Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum, Curator of Botany at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, applies cutting-edge techniques to map the species evolution and diversity of these ancient plants.

Fri, Oct 6th

Moya Library/ Ross Historical Society First Friday Lecture: The Presidio of San Francisco


Bay Area historian Dr. Robert Cherny will present The Presidio of San Francisco: From Spanish Colonial Outpost to National Park.

Fri, Oct 6th

One Mountain, One Tam: BayWood Artists Celebrate Twenty Years


The Marin Art & Garden Center welcomes the BayWood Artists to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a benefit show and sale entitled “One Mountain, One Tam: Baywood Artists Celebrate Twenty Years.

Fri, Oct 13th

Intangible: The Art of Nicole Katano


Photographer Nicole Katano creates digital images that capture a moment in time where the focus on the magic and mystery that nature provides will inspire us to reflect on the intangible beauty all around us.

Wed, Oct 25th

History of Women in Photography With Ann Wiklund


Noted art history lecturer Ann Wiklund will present a talk on the history of women in photography to accompany our exhibition, “Intangible: The Art of Nicole Katano.”

Mon, Oct 30th

Private Gardens of the Bay Area


A new book, “Private Gardens of the Bay Area,” celebrating the unrivaled beauty and diversity of Northern California, will be presented in an illustrated panel discussion in The Studio.

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Weddings, Life Celebrations, Business Events, Special Events

MAGC has won “Best Place for a Wedding” in the Pacific Sun’s annual Best of Marin awards so many times that we have made their Hall of Fame!

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Help us welcome the public and share the beauty of MAGC.  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and will provide all the training you need.

sustainability at magc

The “Think Before You Spray” campaign is a collaborative, community-driven project in Marin County to raise awareness among Marin residents about alternatives to the use of toxic landscape products– around people’s homes and businesses – and to reduce the overall use of pesticides.

Watch “Think Before You Spray!”