Marin Art and Garden Center

 is a special gathering place that celebrates learning, growth and the beauty of nature; a place to be inspired, educated and entertained—or to just be.
The grounds are open sunrise to sunset, seven days a week; the parking lot is open from 9 am–5 pm.

Signature Events | Starts December 1

Winter Wonderland

Skating in the snow, a children’s concert, holiday shopping, enchanting lights, cozy drinks and fun for the whole family in our Winter Wonderland experience from December 1 through 10.

In The Gardens | December 2

Holiday Greens Sale

Whether it’s a wreath to brighten your gate or garland to grace your mantle, we’ll have all the fresh-cut evergreens to put you in the holiday spirit. Order ahead and pick up during WinterFest!

In The Shop | Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

WERKSTATT Returns to The Shop

Come see your old favorites, find new favorites, wander through the art gallery, shop records, indulge in botanicals, discover unique ceramics and more, weekends through the end of the year.

Notes from the Garden

Of All the Flowers

Well into autumn, our Rose Garden continues to thrill visitors with its blooms. We can thank one member of our garden team in particular, writes Michael Bogart, even if she’d rather keep a low profile.

Join Us

Marin Open Studios

April 30–May 1 | May 7–8
11 am—6 pm
In The Studio

Garden Allies with
Frederique Lavoipierre

Thursday, May 5 at 2 pm
The Studio

Pop-Up Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7
10 to 2 pm
Shop Courtyard

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IRS Guidelines for Gifts from Donor Advised Funds to Support MAGC Events

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

To ensure your gift follows the current IRS guidelines for DAF/Family Foundation support of an event, we would like to share the below guidelines with you.

  • Raffle tickets, tickets to galas and other special events, auction items, and benefits conferred in connection with a DAF/foundation grant are not permitted.
    • IRS has specifically ruled that fair market value associated with fundraising events cannot be separated, a practice known as “bifurcation.”
      • For example, with Edible Garden, if the price of the ticket is $200 and the FMV fair market value (non-tax-deductible amount) is designated to be $50, the donor must pay from sources other than her DAF/foundation for the full value of the ticket ($200) and not just for the non-tax-deductible amount ($50).
    • We recommend you confer with your financial advisor to confirm if any of these examples of how donors may still use their DAF to support an event would work for you:
      • A donor could sponsor the event, and not attend, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event using DAF/foundation funds and attend by purchasing an individual ticket through non-DAF/foundation funds.
      • A donor could sponsor the event, join the event as a guest of another donor/table guest, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event and host the afforded number of people at their chosen level as long as they pay for the seats at the lowest ticket price ($200 for Edible Garden) outside of their DAF.
        • As an example, a $1,500 sponsor that covers 2 guests, could pay for their sponsorship with $400 from a different source of funds, and then give an additional gift of $1,100 out of their DAF.


Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center