Friday, November 13, 2015

101 North: Ross, Marin Art and Garden Center and Laurel House Antiques and Marin Society of Artists Gallery

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Marin Art and Garden Center  30 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., in Ross, (415) 455-5260.  Daily sunrise-sunset.  Free.  Operated by local volunteers, this historical 11-acre facility is planted with birch, laurel, holly, and rhododendrons and is also home to a rare dawn redwood tree, an unusual domed sequoia, and a spectacular magnolia ring.  A sweet rose garden contains more than 150 kinds—most are old varieties and many are fragrant--and both a native Basketry Garden and a peaceful Memory Garden are nearby.  A garden map is available in the main office.  Theatrical and special events are often scheduled in the property’s 19th-century barn and in its amphitheater.  
dawn redwood tree at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, California
dawn redwood tree
 
vintage rose garden at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, California

Easy Does It rose in vintage rose garden at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, California
Easy Does It rose 

Laurel House Antiques ((415) 454-8472.  M-Sat 10-4.) sells an impressive array of consignment antiques, including china, crystal, silver, furniture, paintings, and decorative accents.  A separate room is dedicated to Asian antiques.  Proceeds benefit the center. 
child's tea set in Laurel House Antiques at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, California
child's tea set

decorative plates in Laurel House Antiques at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, California

Also, the Marin Society of Artists Gallery ((415) 454-9561.  W-Sun noon-4pm) shows, sells, and rents out art, and it presents a new show every month.  Note that the gallery is moving in January 2016 to 1515 Third St./E St. in San Rafael. 
Marin Society of Artists Gallery at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, California

"Zoey by Carol Smith Myer at Marin Society of Artists Gallery at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, California
"Zoey by Carol Smith Myer

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images ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 
 

6 comments:

  1. With the interesting mix of the antiques, modern art and outdoor space, 101 North seems like its going in the right direction!

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  2. I wonder what a fined sequoia looks like? And that magnolia ring would surely be spectacular. And love that child's blue and white tea set! 101 North is a place for me!

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  3. I love a mix of garden and art. I'm adding 101 North to my list of places to visit in California.

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  4. Garden, art and antiques ... I love these kind of destination stops where there's all sorts of things to capture your attention. I love the child's tea set. 101 North looks a great find.

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  5. 101 North looks like a great place to stop on a California road trip. A garden full of roses along with art and antiques sounds wonderful to me.

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  6. What a great place to spend some time. 101 North sounds amazing and would definitely make a great stop when in the area.

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