National Public Gardens Week 2020

It has become an annual tradition from the Friday before to the Sunday after Mother’s Day, for many of the nation’s public gardens to offer special events and activities for schools, families and thousands of visitors to explore and discover their local public garden, while learning about each garden’s commitment to education, research and environmental…

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…

MAGC Board of Trustees News

The MAGC Board of Trustees recently welcomed two new members. Melissa Harris grew up on the coast of Maine and is a graduate of the Temple Ambler School of Horticulture and UMaine. She relocated to the Bay Area ten years ago, and her first garden on the West Coast was the Historic Gardens of Alcatraz,…

What’s That? Oak Galls

This time of year, acorns large and small start to rain down all around MAGC, keeping the squirrels busy and the rest of us on our guard. You may have noticed some other, more unusual objects growing on and falling from our oaks: oak galls, sometimes called oak apples. Their rounded shape and surprisingly light…

Fire Prevention and Preparedness

One year after the devastating fires to the north, we are all keenly aware of the dangers of this dry season. On October 1, MAGC hosted a fire prevention seminar for the community, led by Master Gardener Katherine Randolph and the Ross Valley Fire Department. A near-capacity crowd attended this informative event, which not only…

Our recycling champion

Regina Ellis has been a house manager at MAGC for nearly two decades. Regina is a second to none when it comes to keeping events running smoothly, right down to the smallest detail. As she works so closely with our caterers, Regina has been one of the key staff helping MAGC to sort waste and…