Wander and Wonder: Pop Up Sale

Join us on Saturday, October 3 for the first-ever pop-up marketplace at Marin Art and Garden Center: Wander and Wonder, from 10 am to 5 pm ! We’ll be out in the fresh air of the Shop courtyard, come visit the gardens and make a day of it.

We’ll help you green up your space with lush house plants,  as well as decorative succulents and seasonal favorites for outdoor color. Garden Manager Steven Schwager will be offering tips on choosing the right plant for the right space, and advice for pairing with a suitable planter from our selection for sale.

If you’ve been browsing The Shop’s online collection, this is also your chance to examine our range of beautiful, useful items in person. Artist Liza Dalby will be on hand to tell you more about her selection of Japanese-inspired jewelry and home décor. Get a head start on your gift shopping, from a cozy cashmere shawl to a whimsical handcrafted animal sculpture. Enjoy the fragrance of our French Pear soap, get a closer look at Marcia Donahue’s unique ceramic acorns, or decide whether you’d prefer Obi Kaufmann’s burrowing owl print or his raptor notecards.

We’ll also have a selection of vintage items from the Laurel House collection on hand, so if you miss that treasure-hunting experience, this is your day.

Social distancing measures will be observed, don’t forget to bring your mask. Credit cards only.


Oct 03 2020


10:00 am - 4:00 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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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