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welcome to magc

Marin Art & Garden Center is the jewel of Marin. Come explore all the possibilities with us.
Our vision is to enrich our community through exploration and discovery in the arts and the natural environment, providing opportunity for positive impact and change.

spring 2016 events

Wed, May 4th
Guided tour of the Gardens at Alcatraz

Join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Alcatraz gardens on Wednesday, May 4th from 8 am – 12 noon. Catch the early boat from Pier 33 for a guided walk with Shelagh Fritz and volunteer docents.

Sun, May 15th
58th Annual Pixie Park Spring Fair

This fun-filled day has delighted children for decades and has become a much anticipated tradition for many Bay Area families. The Spring Fair features games, musical entertainment, jumpy house and petting zoo for young children. Hop on over and join the fun!

Sat, June 18th
Garden Life: Art, Flowers and Food

DON’T MISS THIS ONE! – A spectacular day-long program of educational lectures and inspirational workshops. Presented with Pacific Horticulture. Explore the many gifts of the midsummer garden, celebrating the season and a garden-based life with a day of lectures and workshops presented by local farmer/florists, artists, designers, and craftspeople.

Speakers and Topics

  • Stefani Bittner, "Designing a Garden Life" – Translate the current homesteading movement to your own garden
  • Janet Sluis, "Powerhouse Plants" – Identify plants that thrive with less water and less work
  • Alethea Haramopolis, "Garden-based Floral Design" – Create a lush seasonal arrangement that reflects your personal garden style
  • Sean Stout & James Pettigrew, “Inventive Repurposing in the Landscape" – Transform found and recycled objects into patios, paths, garden walls and fountains.
  • Sasha Duerr, “Natural Color" – Create plant based dyes straight from the garden

MAGC for your next event

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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plan your visit

GROUNDS HOURS: Open dawn to dusk.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Saturday,
9 am – 5 pm (excluding holidays).

LOCATION: 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Ross, CA 94957

PHONE:  (415) 455-5260    EMAIL MAGC


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.