More than Decor: houseplants for every style

This event has been postponed while we source a supplier for houseplants that are free from systemic pesticides. We will post the new date when we are able to reschedule.

Is your interior feeling a little too familiar these days? There’s no easier way to make your personal space feel more inviting and luxurious than by adding a few houseplants. Garden Manager Steven Schwager will show you how to think outside the box—or planter, or pot—to use creative and unusual containers to liven up your home and keep you and your plants going strong. You’ll learn more about how to select a plant that will thrive where you put it, and what to look for when choosing a container to match. We’ll show you how to transplant successfully, demonstrate the elements of a pleasing arrangement, and explain how to care for them so you have a long and happy life together. Steven walks you through each step, and there will be plenty of time to ask questions and get advice.

All registered participants will receive a coupon for 10% off merchandise at our Pop-Up Plant Sale on March 20, and a link to watch the workshop recording any time.


Mar 10 2021

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260



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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.


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