It’s the nature of gardens to change, with the seasons and with the years. You may not be able to see how much thought and planning goes into shaping these changes at the Marin Art & Garden Center, but we certainly hope you notice the results.
Keeping these 11-acre grounds consistently inviting, engaging, and enlightening is a challenge, and the MAGC Horticultural Advisory Committee (HAC) was recently established to provide horticultural guidance for the ongoing management of our gardens.
We are fortunate to have Richard G. Turner joining us as chair of the HAC. After receiving degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Michigan, Richard escaped to California where he could garden year round. He has spent most of his career working in the realm of public horticulture, as the first Executive Director of the Ruth Bancroft Garden in the mid-1990s, and serving as editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine from 1997 to 2012. Though now retired, he remains active in the public garden world as a horticultural consultant.
The HAC will meet every six months, and its team of professionals well versed in the world of public gardens offers a broad perspective from which to advise on the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of these gardens.
The members of the HAC:
Richard G Turner, Chair
Landscape design and horticulture consultant
Research Affiliate and Associate Director Emeritus
University of California Botanical Garden
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
Richard Kennedy, ASLA
James Corner Field Operations
Conservatory of Flowers and San Francisco Botanical Garden
Horticulturist and instructor, Merritt College
Supervisor of Horticulture
MAGC board, staff, and volunteer representatives:
Propagation volunteer, Marin Master Gardeners
Horticulture Committee Chair
Marin Garden Club
Retired nurseryman and MAGC trustee
Architect and MAGC trustee
Marin Art & Garden Center