Bird life in song

In addition to the owl family featured in the last newsletter, MAGC hosts a remarkable array of birds throughout the year, some calling Marin home, others just passing through. The raucous scrub jays and crows keep up a racket all four seasons, and from time to time the crested Steller’s jays join us here as…

Japanese Pruning Demonstration

By Katherine Randolph, Marin Master Gardeners Pruning Guild On March 25th, a large group of Japanese garden aficionados gathered at MAGC to observe a demonstration of traditional Japanese pruning.   With its foundation in Japanese garden design, bonsai and arboriculture, Japanese pruning incorporates visual art and design principles to work with plant material within its specific…

Bridge Work

With over 100,000 visitors annually, MAGC sees a lot of foot traffic along its pathways, and all the sun and rain take their toll as well. We recently replaced the bridge over Kittle Creek, which connected the back of the Rose Garden with the Laurel House courtyard. Our Facilities Manager Ken Cottrell led the work…

An upgrade for the entry courtyard

About a month ago, our garden team started preparing the planted beds near the main office, one of the first things visitors see when they walk into the MAGC grounds. Children may miss the expanse of smooth river stones, fondly known as the gift shop because they were so enticing to small hands, but the…

And a Board Member retires

One of the Marin Art & Garden Center’s longest-serving members of the Board of Trustees recently announced her retirement. Nanette Londeree (second from right) has helped lead MAGC into a new era of stability and relevance, and as the Board Secretary, has been instrumental in keeping the organization running smoothly. Her fellow Board member, Ed…