UCLA MILDRED E. MATHIAS BOTANICAL GARDEN 
A 7.5 acre public garden, outdoor classroom, and research facility on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California. We promote botanical knowledge by curating collections that highlight biogeography, conservation, and natural history. The Garden seeks to inspire environmental and cultural appreciation of plants and their relationship to society through education, research, and public outreach. Our beautiful setting fosters health and tranquility for the community.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to public health orders, the UCLA campus is currently closed. The Botanical Garden is closed to the general public. Essential UCLA staff, students, and patients that are already on campus can visit on weekdays. The Garden is completely closed on weekends. The only open gates are those near the La Kretz Garden Pavilion. Bathrooms are closed. Visitors must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing. Guided tours are on hold. Thank you for patience—we look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as possible.

FORMER DIRECTOR RUNDEL GENEROUSLY SUPPORTS GARDEN’S HERBARIUM LIBRARY
Thank you to Philip Rundel, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former director of the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, for his generous gift that establishes the Philip Rundel Herbarium Library Endowment. This endowment will ensure that the library’s collection, located within a beautifully renovated herbarium in the La Kretz Botany Building, will be catalogued, curated and well-used. Read the full story here.

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CAMPUS PLANTS

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

G A R D E N  N E W S L E T T E R

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Garden admission is free. Multiple entrances welcome you to the Garden. Bus stops are at the intersection of Le Conte and Hilgard Ave. Paid visitor parking is nearby at UCLA Parking Structure 2 and metered spaces in Westwood Village. The La Kretz Garden Pavilion is located at 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

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 UCLA Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden promotes botanical knowledge by curating collections that highlight biogeography, conservation, and natural history. The Garden seeks to inspire environmental and cultural appreciation of plants and their relationship to society through education, research, and public outreach. Our beautiful setting fosters health and tranquility for the community.

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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