The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is a living museum, having special collections designed to assist the undergraduate teaching mission at UCLA and to augment the capability for research on campus. MEMBG serves as a long-term repository for unusual plants, a refugium for biodiversity. This facility offers its educational content to the campus community, residents of Los Angeles, and visitors from around the world to enhance learning about plants and promote greater appreciation for relevance of plants to society.


The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is pleased to announcement that Evan Meyer, formerly of Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, will be joining MEMBG in October as Assistant Director for Horticulture. He will be a great addition to our staff!

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Morton La Kretz, gives $5M to the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA to establish the La Kretz Garden Pavilion, which will house a welcome center and classroom.

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opening of new Botanical garden entrance, June 2, 2014

Life Sciences Dean Victoria Sork, Morton La Kretz, his daughter Linda Duttenhaver and Chancellor Gene Block dedicate the new La Kretz Entrance to the botanical garden


100 Stein Plaza Driveway,
Los Angeles,
California 90095

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Click here to download a map of the garden.


Director: Dr. Philip W. Rundel
Director of Programs and Tours Wendy Morris
Sr. Garden Manager: Joan Muench
Garden Staff Members


Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Closed on University Holidays