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.

COVID-19 Update: The Garden remains open. Bathrooms are closed–please plan ahead and prepare. Read more here.

Spring is here! California native plants are blanketing the landscape in a vibrant, colorful array of flowers. Are you looking for ways to stay connected to nature despite COVID-19? Our friends at the Theodore Payne Foundation have you covered! Gardening is a great activity to relieve stress and engage the whole family. Including California native plants helps support the local ecosystem by providing much needed habitat for animals and reducing water use. It’s the perfect time of year to add California native plants to your garden! Use the new Plant Takeout System to order plants and seeds for safe pickup at the Theodore Payne Foundation nursery today.

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 what’s blooming this month.

Support The Garden

Support the Garden

Donate today to help us enhance the Garden and offer free educational programs.


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.


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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