UCLA MILDRED E. MATHIAS BOTANICAL GARDEN 
A 7.5 acre garden, outdoor classroom, and research facility on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California. This living museum contains a diverse collection of plants from around the world. Come explore this urban oasis, free to the public daily.

The Garden will be closed on Monday May 25th in observation of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday May 26th at 8:00am.

COVID-19 Update: The Garden remains open. Bathrooms are closed–please plan ahead and prepare. Wearing a face covering during your visit is recommended by LA County.  

CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS WEEK WITH US!

May 8th-17th 2020

Join us in a national celebration of public gardens! Our Garden is open to the public to connect with nature within the city.  Immerse yourself in the wonders of plants, and relieve some of the stress many of us are holding these days. We ask all guests to practice physical distancing and wear a face covering. Please note that our bathrooms are closed, so plan ahead.  A special thanks to our Garden team essential workers who have been maintaining and caring for this space throughout the pandemic!

Explore our collection virtually too with mini tours posted throughout the week on our social media (@uclabotanical Instagram/Facebook). Tag #MEMBG #OurGardensYourHome to share your adventures. 

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Garden Collections

GARDEN COLLECTIONS

Discover our thematic botanical collections within the Garden.

Campus Plants

CAMPUS PLANTS

Explore the diverse plants of the 400+ acres of the UCLA campus.

What's Blooming

WHAT’S BLOOMING

Find out which plants may be in bloom this month.

Support The Garden

SUPPORT THE GARDEN

Donate today to help enhance Garden maintenance and programming.

LOCATIONS AND HOURS

707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Hours (February – October):
Weekdays: 8AM to 5PM
Weekends: 9AM to 5PM

Hours (November – January):
Weekdays: 8AM to 4PM
Weekends: 9AM to 4PM

Closed on UCLA Holidays

There is no admission fee for the Garden.

S T A Y  C O N N E C T E D

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see what’s happening at the Garden!

G A R D E N  N E W S L E T T E R

Everyday the Garden is growing and changing. Subscribe below to receive updates in your inbox every 1-2 months. Read our past newsletters here.

MILDRED E. MATHIAS

Once known as the world authority on the carrot family, Mildred held a wide-array of titles over the years. Some included: extraordinary woman, beloved professor, wild explorer, renowned botanist, ambitious director and loving mother. Explore our digital Mildred Archive to read about her fantastic life, travel the world in her shoes, and see the Garden through her eyes.

OUR MISSION

The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden seeks to promote botanical knowledge and appreciation of nature to the UCLA community and public at large. Its diverse plant collections are designed to assist the teaching and research missions at UCLA while creating a tranquil environment within the urban surroundings. The Garden acts as a community gathering place for a wide variety of groups and through its own events promotes plant conservation, botanical research and horticulture.

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.



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