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.

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MEMBERSHIP

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What's Blooming

COLLECTIONS

Discover more about the botanical collections within our living museum.

Events

VENUES

Host your next event in our lush Garden or reserve film & photography permits.

Campus Plants

CAMPUS PLANTS

Explore a diverse array of plants across 400+ acres of the UCLA campus.

Saving the Silversword: Native Species & Colonialism in Hawai‘i
Saving the Silversword: Native Species & Colonialism in Hawai‘i

May 26, 2022 - 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Ashanti Shih to learn about the story of the silversword plant and its relationships to conservation, gender, race, and colonialism

G A R D E N  N E W S L E T T E R

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S T A Y  C O N N E C T E D

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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

UCLA Holidays: 9AM to 5PM. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Closed at 2pm on Christmas Eve.

HOST AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.

With our beautiful outdoor and indoor event venue spaces.

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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