The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is a 7.5 acre garden on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California which contains a diverse collection of plant species from around the world. Over 3000 types of plants grow in the garden and a wide range of environments are found within its borders, from the sunny, dry desert and Mediterranean sections on the eastern edge to the shady, lush interior. A stream and series of ponds run through the center of the garden, home to koi and turtles. MEMBG is devoted to showcasing the beauty, utility and incredible diversity of the plant kingdom to the UCLA community and the public at large.

CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Patio picnic area will be closed until further notice due to construction. Entry to the garden through the service road will be blocked for the duration of this project. The Garden will remain open during construction and can be accessed from the Tiverton and South Gates. We look forward to opening our new and improved picnic area in June 2017.

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Happy Friday everybody! This Purple orchid tree (Bauhinia purpurea) seems to be glad the weekend is here too🌺
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Native California plants in the city
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We recently started a monthly 'what's in bloom' page on our website. The March post just went up, check it out and then get to the garden because there are flowers everywhere! 
www.botgard.ucla.edu/whats_in_bloom .
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Look up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a yellow-rumped warbler! #ucla #naturalist #ornithology #birds #urbanwildlife #greencity #losangeles  #birdsofinstagram
Want to learn more about the birds of the UCLA Botanical Garden?? Join us this Thursday (March 16th) as Dr. Richard Hedley leads us through the garden focusing on our fine feathered friends. Meet at the nest at 8am for coffee and donuts before heading out to see what we can find. Space is limited, so if you'd like to join us please rsvp to rhedley [at] ucla.edu asap. #ucla #birds #ornithology #naturalist #hermitthrush
Butterspoon tree (Cunonia capensis) native to montane forests of Southern Africa. Ours is pretty small still, but that didn't stop it from putting out tons of flowers. #ucla #horticulture #botanicalgardens #springishere
Spring comes early in Los Angeles. Japanese cherry (Prunus serrulata) is in full bloom right now! #ucla #horticulture #cherryblossom #prunus #botanicalgardens #losangeles
Red skinned onion (Allium haematochiton), a Southern California native species, is in full bloom right now. Come see it on the upper path of our California section. #ucla #horticulture #allium #california #nativeplants
Male cone of Natal grass cycad (Stangeria eriopus), a beautiful cycad from the eastern coast of South Africa. #ucla #botany #cycad #coolplants