The Wild Life

The 11 acres that comprise the Marin Art & Garden Center are a mix of planted beds, paved paths, various structures and buildings; the area that is left to run wild is comparatively small. Nevertheless, like most of Marin County, we host a wide variety of wildlife here, whether welcome or not.  Gardening can sometimes…

Pruning Society Cleans Up

Pruning is an activity that is rewarded by what we don’t see. Trimming back branches is an important part of tree and shrub care, for the health of the plant as well as for safety and appearance. We recently hosted the volunteers of the Merritt College Aesthetic Pruning Club on the grounds here, and we…

Catering is Going Green

We appreciate all that our visitors do to help keep MAGC a green business. We’ve been taking steps to align all our events and activities with these environmentally-conscious goals, and we’re delighted to announce that all caterers approved to work here are now certified Green Businesses as well. To be eligible as a Green Business,…

Be a part of MAGC – volunteer!

Since its founding in 1945, the Marin Art & Garden Center has been a volunteer-driven organization. Many hours of volunteer time have kept the gardens blooming and the events lively. We’ve got 11 acres to keep gardeners happily occupied, so if you’re finding yourself in need of a green project we’re bound to have one…

A Closer Look

Every season at MAGC brings changes to the gardens. Here is a selection of plants in bloom this month, which you might like to use as an eye-spy game, as you find these blossoms as you stroll around the grounds. Are you a photographer? When you catch MAGC on camera, tag us on Instagram, or…

Laurel House Antiques & Consignment

Any vintage treasure-hunter in the know will have heard of Laurel House Antiques and Consignment, the shop on the grounds here at MAGC that offers a dazzling array of heritage jewelry, crystal, silver, china, tableware and linens, furniture, and artwork. The shop is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers who are members of the Laurel House Group.…

Squirrel Talk

Of all the wildlife that calls MAGC home, perhaps none is so charming as our community of squirrels. Our acrobatic residents include both the native Western Gray squirrel and Eastern Grays as well; Eastern Grays can actually range in color from sandy brown to black. While we have yet to take a census of our…

A New Basket

Local artist Charlie Kennard has added a new feature to the Basketry Garden on the hill behind the Barn theater. Woven of willow branches, the new addition’s remarkable variegated colors will gradually fade as the wood dries and ages. This time of year, when grasses and leaves don’t conceal the woven works, is an ideal…