Flexible Workspace at
Marin Art and Garden Center

The Flexible Workspace at Marin Art and Garden Center is a new resource for people who need a workspace away from home for occasional or regular office work during these unusual times.

We will be accepting a limited number of applications to use the three workspaces in our historic Northgate Building by booking in advance. A one-time subscriber enrollment fee applies. Subscribers are welcome to enjoy the beautiful 11-acre grounds of Marin Art and Garden Center. We are observing all COVID protocols to assure the health and safety of our community.

The Northgate Building was designed by architect Russell Emmons of the Wurster, Bernardi, & Emmons firm in 1955 as one of the original buildings constructed for Marin Art and Garden Center in the modernist style. Its three work spaces feature garden views, and an adjoining deck offers space to take a break, eat lunch, or make a private phone call.

Each space has a different character and use. All share a printer and restroom. There are multiple electrical outlets and there is excellent wifi throughout the building and on the deck.

The booking process will all be contact-free: you will reserve your preferred space online or by downloading an app onto your phone; once you book the space, you will receive a code to unlock the door. Space can be reserved for a half or whole day, or for as little as two hours.

All spaces will be cleaned between each use and restrooms and common areas will be cleaned daily. COVID protocols for distancing and face coverings are in effect throughout Marin Art and Garden Center.

Executive Office

A spacious and comfortable private space for solo work and small team meetings.

  • 200-square-foot private office furnished with meeting table and chairs, whiteboard and corkboard, sofa and upholstered armchairs.  Large clerestory windows.
  • Suitable for single person or small groups (maximum 4 people).
  • Shared printer and restroom.
  • Available in 4-hour increments only.

4 hours


Conference Space

Work alone or invite your team for presentations and distanced discussion.

  • 500-square-foot space furnished with expanded conference-style table and chairs, floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
  • Kitchenette and closet area.
  • Shared printer and restroom.
  • Suitable for single person or shared team workspace; or small meetings (maximum 6 people).
  • Available in 4-hour increments only.

4 hours


Flexible Workspace

Our most flexible option, great for last-minute bookings and quiet work.

  • 500-square-foot space with individual work stations spaced 6’ apart
  • Shared printer and restroom.
  • Available in 2-hour increments.

2 hours


Sign up now

All users must register and pay a $100 deposit to join. You will receive a login for the online booking system (which can also be downloaded onto your phone) to reserve workspace, starting the week of November 30. You will be charged on a monthly basis for the space you use; you can cancel a reservation up to 24 hours in advance.

Once we receive your registration fee, we will contact you during business hours to confirm your registration.

Rules of Use

  • The office space hours of operation are between 6 AM and 9 PM seven days per week.  No use of the space outside of these hours is permitted.
  • No more than six (6) people are permitted in the Meeting Suite, no more than three (3) people are permitted the Open Work Space, and no more than four (4) people are permitted in the Executive Office.
  • Entrance to the space is permitted only for customers who have paid for the use of space or people who are accompanying customers who have paid for the use of space and do not exceed the capacity limits of each space.
  • Use of the space is at customers’ own risk.  Marin Art and Garden Center assumes no liability for any illnesses or injuries related to the use of the space.
  • Marin Art and Garden Center’s COVID-19 protocols are fully in effect in the space.
  • Face coverings must be worn in the space if more than one person is inside an individual space.
  • Hands should be washed frequently in the space.
  • Desk surfaces and doorknobs in the Open Workspace must be cleaned with the provided disinfecting wipes after each customer leaves for the day.
  • The space, including the kitchenette in the Meeting Suite, should be kept neat and clean.
  • Customers are welcome to use the printer to print up to 50 pages per day.
  • Lights should be turned off when the space is not in use.
  • The settings on the thermostat should not be changed.
  • Space heaters are not permitted in the space.
  • The exterior doors should be locked at all times.
  • Personal belongings, food, and beverages should not be left in the space overnight.  Marin Art and Garden Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Any concerns or problems with the space should be reported immediately to David Santschi at david.santschi@maringarden.org.