Pop-Up and Plant Sale

We’re delighted to expand the footprint of The Shop for our next pop-up sale, and to introduce some wonderful vintage finds from a local artist’s estate.

We are inspired by the legacy of Laurel House Antiques and are excited by our picks – a curated collection of new and old items for the home and garden.

We’re also welcoming pop-up shoppers to our Gallery Room to browse a diverse selection of artworks ranging from plein-air oil paintings to prints and watercolors.  Art is central to the mission of Marin Art and Garden Center and we continue the Laurel House tradition of offering framed works for every taste and pocketbook.

We will be spotlighting work by local artists and makers and books by our favorite authors.

And our specialty plant sales continue. We are partnering with Paradise on Picnic, a Marin-based grower whose mission is to propagate wonderful heirloom edibles, cultivate rarities and keep seed diversity thriving through organic practices in our community with fellowship, kindness, and education. They’ll be offering tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins and rarities. We will also have cut flowers and Garden Manager Steven Schwager’s specialties grown on site.

Thank you for shopping local – everything benefits the garden!


May 22 2021


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions? email info@maringarden.org 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.


Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at tod.thorpe@maringarden.org to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center