The Mount 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 has expanded over the past three years and now documents a large sampling of the native plants growing on Mt. Tam, including some of its rare and special status species. NCalSBA’s hope is that by showcasing the unique beauty of its flora, others will be inspired to learn more about our mountain and join in the efforts to protect it.

The first exhibition of the complete Florilegium to date will be on display at the Marin Art and Garden Center Studio at 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Ross from September 22 through October 9. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays 10 am-4 pm and Sundays noon-4 pm.

Everyone is invited to the opening reception in the Studio on Saturday, September 24 from 1-3 pm to meet the artists and project supporters, the One Tam partnership. Admission to the exhibition, the opening reception, and the gardens is free. For more information, please visit

kass bushpoppy smBush Poppy, Dendromecon rigida by Deborah Kass