Three Quarters of a Century

On August 3, Marin Art & Garden Center celebrates a major anniversary–75 years since it was established! These 11 acres have seen many changes since a group of women took the initiative to preserve them after the Second World War. Led by Caroline Livermore, the founders of the Center had a vision for the future…

The Finishing Touches

Product staging is underway! The final preparations are underway for the newest—virtual—attraction here at Marin Art & Garden Center. Soon you’ll be able to shop our curated selection of useful and beautiful items for your home, as well as some lovely vintage items hand-picked from the collection of Laurel House. It will be a new…

When the Fair was Here

Fifty years ago, Marin Art & Garden Center hosted its very last County Fair, ending an era. It all started as a fundraising scheme, to help offset the costs of transforming what had been a private estate in Ross into a community gathering place, the Marin Art & Garden Center. In 1946, the first Marin…

Another Botanical Cocktail

Pining for the Summer Concert experience? Recapture the magic at your home bar with this botanical cocktail from our own mixologist, Stacey Kamp. Ingredients 2 slices jalapeño 1/2 oz. liquor (elderflower) 3/4 oz. simple syrup 2 oz. Blanco tequila 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice Method Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add a cup…

Cold Blooded Companions

Reptiles are more than just part of the scenery here, they’re important links in the garden ecosystem. It’s a sure sign that the weather is warming up at Marin Art & Garden Center when the lizards appear. You’ll catch sight of them sunning on a rock or skittering into the shadows, or even doing pushups…