Photographs by Stephanie Pool Chief Park Officer, Presidio Trust Michael Boland; Horticultural Advisory Committee Chair, Richard Turner; with Antonia Adezio Valerie Nagel; Jessica Fairchild; Cheryl Lentini; and Diane Doodha Ross Town Council member Bill Kircher, Executive Director Antonia Adezio, Board President Tom Perry, Board President Emeritus Diane Doodha, Supervisor Katie Rice, Ross Town Council member […]
We are delighted to announce that the Marin Art and Garden Center has just been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation’s cultural resources worthy of recognition and preservation. The decision is based on the Center’s cultural significance since its founding 75+ years ago. The Center has also […]
March is Women’s History Month, and a fitting time to acknowledge the fundamental role that women have played in the establishment of Marin Art and Garden Center. In 1945, Caroline Livermore and a group of conservation-minded women came together to preserve this space at the heart of Marin, to ensure that it remained a community […]
Dinah’s Motor Hotel, Palo Alto, courtesy of JC Miller Marin Art and Garden Center celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding in 2020, and in 2021 we are putting the spotlight on the mid-century design heritage of the Center. The founders of the Center commissioned distinguished architects and landscape architects including Thomas Church, Gardner Dailey, […]
Join our Board President, Diane Doodha, as we pay tribute to the spirit of the era and of the people who eastablished this Center as a place where the whole community could enjoy the arts and outdoors.
On August 3, Marin Art and Garden Center celebrates a major anniversary—75 years since it was established! These 11 acres have seen many changes since a group of women took the initiative to preserve them after the Second World War.
This beloved children’s playground is getting a new look with retro appeal, hearkening back to its founding. On nearly any day of the year, you can count on hearing children’s laughter and the squeak of swings coming from somewhere up on the hillside above Marin Art & Garden Center. If you follow the sounds up […]
Can you imagine growing up where the Marin Art & Garden Center is now? Isabella Worn did just that, and went on to become a floral and garden designer who worked on some of California’s most memorable projects of the early 20th century. She oversaw the planting of the gardens at Filoli in Woodside and […]
As part of a larger project tracing the history of Marin Art and Garden Center, historian Carol Roland Nawi, Ph.D. published an article about the Center in Eden, the quarterly journal of the California Garden & Landscape History Society. [T]he Marin Art and Garden Center has remained a vital part of the Marin landscape and […]
In the latest news from the Mission pear tree, scions were taken from our historic specimen by Tom Untermann, owner of the West End Nursery, and grafted onto saplings that will, with luck, allow our tree’s heritage to flourish through several new trees, including one at the Mission San Rafael Archangel. We’re very grateful to […]