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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GARDEN COLLECTIONS

Discover our thematic botanical collections within the Garden.

Events

VENUES

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

Campus Plants

CAMPUS PLANTS

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

Whitewashed Botany

October 21, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Join Alexandria Douziech, founder of the Center for Plants & Culture, as she discusses botany’s “whitewashed” and exploitative legacy. Event will be streamed LIVE via Instagram @uclabotanical

California’s Urban Forests in a Changing Environment

November 4, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Matt Ritter, author and professor, as he discusses California’s urban forests in a changing environment

November Drop-in Botanical Garden Tour

November 6, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Explore our living museum, featuring collections of plants from around the globe! Join a Garden Educator for a free guided 1 hour tour.

December Drop-in Botanical Garden Tour

December 4, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Explore our living museum, featuring collections of plants from around the globe! Join a Garden Educator for a free guided 1 hour tour.

Restoring the Ancient Tongva Village of Kuruvungna in West Los Angeles

February 3, 2022 - 5:00 pm

Bob Ramirez (Tongva) shares about the restoration of Kuruvungna Springs and cultivating community

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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.

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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