MAGC’s Garden Manager, Robert Mooney, retired in June after more than seven years transforming the gardens to the vibrant and flourishing condition we enjoy today. You might still see him around the grounds, where he is continuing to help us out as a volunteer.
In July, we welcomed Steven Schwager as our new Garden Manager. He has been the showroom manager and designer for Living Green, a sophisticated landscape design and furnishings business, and most recently, a landscape designer and project manager for Katherine Webster Inc., a landscape design firm in San Francisco. He hit the ground running at MAGC when in his first week, our well control broke down and while we waited for replacement parts, all the (11-acre) grounds had to be watered by hand!