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…

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…

Who Was Bella Worn?

Can you imagine growing up where the Marin Art & Garden Center is now? Isabella Worn did just that, and went on to become a floral and garden designer who worked on some of California’s most memorable projects of the early 20th century. She oversaw the planting of the gardens at Filoli in Woodside and…