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…

Pixie Park Goes Back to its Roots

This beloved children’s playground is getting a new look with retro appeal, hearkening back to its founding. On nearly any day of the year, you can count on hearing children’s laughter and the squeak of swings coming from somewhere up on the hillside above  Marin Art & Garden Center. If you follow the sounds up…