The Mt. Tamalpais Florilegium

The Mt. Tamalpais Florilegium is an exhibition of paintings and drawings of the flora of Mt. Tamalpais created by members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists (NCalSBA). The collection will be expanded over the next few years and will eventually document a large sampling of the native flora growing on Mt. Tamalpais, including many of its rare and special status species. Our hope is that by showcasing the unique beauty of its flora, others will be inspired to learn more about our mountain and join us in our efforts to protect it.

Click here to watch the recording of the Opening Reception

Marin Art and Garden Center is pleased to present this exhibition, which will be open to the public in The Studio Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from 12 to 4 pm; you will also be able to view and purchase the artwork any time online. This is the latest show of work from our partnership with the NCalSBA, following the highly successful Alcatraz Florilegium and the Celebrating Silver exhibitions.

Join the artists for online botanical art workshops!


Drawing the Fruits of Fall in colored Pencil, with Nina Adze

Friday, October 30, 10 am to 12 pm



Fall Leaves: An introduction to painting plants with watercolors, with Sally Petru

Friday, November 6, 1 pm to 3 pm






Exploring Plants through Sketching, with Lee McCaffree

Saturday, November 14, 10 am to 12 pm





Nov 29 2020


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260


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

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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.

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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.
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