Pop-Up Plant Sale


Join us for a late spring one-stop plant shopping opportunity!


Our dedicated Garden Team has curated a unique selection of plants suitable to our Mediterranean climate including natives and drought tolerant plants, plants propagated on our grounds and a selection of amazing pelargoniums from Geraniaceae. The Shop will be open and stocked with all the books and tools any green thumb could want, in addition to our usual selection of unique artisan items, with an emphasis on sustainable materials and minority-owned business.


Plant Sale Highlights:

• A volunteer Dawn Redwood, a rare growth from our very own Dawn Redwood planted in 1954 by one our Founders, Caroline Livermore, and Ward Montague. The genus was presumed extinct until they were rediscovered in 1941 in central China, with seeds then sent throughout the world. Be a part of fostering the next generation of ancient redwoods!

• Yucca Linearfolia, a rare and beautiful yucca from Nuevo Leon, Mexico into Texas. The plant is evergreen with a striking white bloom.

• Dutchman’s Pipevine, also known as California Pipevine, which provides food and shelter to the Swallowtail butterfly, in addition to striking large, heart-shaped flowers. The vine contains toxins in its leaves that build up in the caterpillars so that they and the mature butterflies are themselves toxic, protecting them from predators.

• Fuchsia Thymifolia, an evergreen shrub that grows commonly in Mexico and Guatemala. Resistant to fuschia mite, it’s well adapted to our local climate and blooms spring through fall.

• Fatsia Japonica “Spiders Web” is a rare evergreen with unique white splashing and dotting on broad, palmate leaves. Small and delicate white flowers appear in autumn, and the plant is generally disease and pest resistant.

Thank you to Flora Grubb Gardens for the generous donation of plants included in this sale.


May 07 2022


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Questions? email info@maringarden.org or call 415-455-5260


The Shop
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross CA 94957

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