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 Gate and Service Road Gate are open intermittently, depending on ongoing construction on the Patio. The South Gate, North Gate and Main Gate along Tiverton have no expected closures.

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Bunya bunya (Araucaria bidwilii) cones are starting to come down. These cones are massive, heavy and full of seeds which were an important food source of aboriginal Australians. We're marking our tree to let people know not to stand under it until all the cones have dropped! #ucla #plantlove #planstagram #plantsofinstagram #plantlovers #bunyabunya #botanicalgardens #treesoflosangeles
Perfumed passionflower blooming now at the garden. This native of Central and South America gets its scientific name (Passiflora vitifolia) from its leaves which resemble grape leaves. #ucla #instaplant #planstagram #plantsofinstagram
Rose apple (Syzigium jambos), an edible fruit tree native to tropical Asia, blooming now at the Garden. #ucla #planstagram #instaplant #plantlove #tropicalfruit #losangeles
The ribbon cutting of the La Kretz Garden Pavilion took place earlier today! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to turn this vision into a reality and special thanks to Morton La Kretz for his generous support. #ucla #uclacampus #botanicalgardens #botanicalgardens
Just planted Yellow bells (Tecoma stans) are already putting on a show. These are in our brand new Garden Plaza, next to our new Garden Pavilion and new Garden Patio. It's a lot of P's, it's also a lot of new and gorgeously designed space at the Garden. We're putting the final touches on everything, come visit soon! @lehrerarchitects @mlagreen @ucla #ucla #uclabotanicalgarden #botanicalgarden #botanicalgardens #plantsofinstagram #planstagram #instaplant
Matilija poppy and ladybug, the winning photo from Dr. Felipe Zapata's plant diversity course photo contest. Shot by @misskariss10 in the California Native Garden. Great job! #ucla #plantsofinstagram #planstagram #nativeplants #instaplant
It's sage season in West LA! #ucla #sage #salvia #nativeplants #california #planstagram #plantsofinstagram #instaplant
Our panel discussion last week, Biodiversity in the Anthropocene was a great success. Thanks to all who came out and especially to our excellent panelists. Stay tuned for more thought provoking events at the Garden! @centerforplantconservation @cal_native_plant_society @uclaioes (photo by @livefromtheperiphery) #ucla #biodiversity #anthropocene #conservation
Pink iceplant (Oscularia deltoides) is going crazy right now. We cut it back quite a bit a few months ago because it had outgrown its space, but it didn't seem to slow it down at all. This species, like the majority of plants in the iceplant family comes from South Africa. #ucla #botanicalgardens #plantsofinstagram #planstagram #instaplant #horticulture