It is impossible to consider the Marin Art and Garden Center without acknowledging the exceptionally courageous and forward-looking women who saved this property from development, and those who continue to conserve and nurture this special property today. These women all know the promise of the Marin Art and Garden Center and that it is a place worth celebrating.
These same pioneering women, led by Caroline Livermore, saw similar promise when conserving Angel Island, Richardson’s Bay, Samuel P. Taylor Park, Tomales Bay, key parts of Mt. Tam—all landscapes that we know, visit and love.
What the Art and Garden Center shares with these places is that solemn promise. The promise that these places exist for everyone—in Marin and all points beyond. These landscapes were not conserved for the use of a lucky few, but for everyone.
Promises are our bond.
It takes nearly $2 million a year to keep our gates open to the public free of charge and our year-end appeal is a critical effort to raise this operational revenue. Your support allows us to expand our offerings in the performing and visual arts, music, design, gardens, preservation and conservation, including community partnerships allowing us to further welcome underserved communities, and improvements to our grounds including interpretive signage and content directly connecting the visitor experience.
Your generous support ensures that we can keep this promise.
Donations received by January 31, 2024 are included in our 2023 Annual Appeal.
Stories from our community
The wonder invoked by the spectacular gardens expanded visitors’ curiosity and enthusiasm for learning about another flora—the flora of the ocean.
We both felt that this site was irreplaceable; an oasis of incredible beauty at our doorstep.
Dave & Ginger Egan
My sister’s aunt was one of the first people to have her wedding celebration at Marin Art and Garden Center. She arranged it with Caroline Livermore herself.