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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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
Another Puya with spectacular flowers. This one is called Sapphire tower (Puya alpestris) and comes from the Chilean Andes. #puya #ucla #planstagram #plantsofinstagram #botanicalgardens
It's a big day in the construction of the La Kretz Garden Pavilion. Trees have arrived! Here's a Chinese wingnut tree (Pterocarya stenoptera) about to go into the ground. #ucla #treesoflosangeles #bigtrees #botanicalgarden #plantsofinstagram #planstagram #instatree
Our mock orange (Pittosporum tobira) looks and smells absolutely amazing right now. Hope you can make over to the Garden while it's still in bloom to see (and smell) for yourself! #ucla #plantsofinstagram #treesoflosangeles #planstagram #botanicalgarden #superbloom
Our Matilija poppies (Romneya coulteri) are starting to flower. There are tons of flower buds, expect our very own west LA superbloom this week! #ucla #nativeplants #plantlove #planstagram #superbloom #horticulture #botany #botanicalgarden #plantsofinstagram
Puya venusta!!! #ucla #plantsofinstagram #uclacolors #puya #botany #plantlove
This young ginkgo tree was grown from a seed which came from a tree that survived the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It was donated to us by Green Legacy Hiroshima, an initiative which is spreading a global message of peace and hope through these survivor trees. We look forward to watching it grow tall and strong.
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#greenlegacyhiroshima #ucla #uclacampus #peace #hope
Our chagualillo (Puya venusta) are just about to bloom! If you haven't seen them take a look at our website, their flowers (blue and gold, ucla colors) are  at the top of the main page. #ucla #plantsofinstagram #botanicalgarden #botany #plantlove #plantlovers #horticulture #botany