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.

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Last week we planted a Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis)! If you haven't heard about this endangered, other worldly 'living fossil' from Australia take a few minutes and check out this video: https://youtu.be/LQuhXLDXI-0  #ucla #wollemipine #dinosaur #botany
@ailama_  showing off a massive cone of the super rare Wood's cycad (Encephalartos woodii) donated to our teaching collection by @thehuntingtonlibrary. So cool! (Different species of cycad in the backdrop) #cycad #ucla #horticulture #botany
Awesome turnout for our Darwin birthday party earlier this week. Stay tuned for upcoming events! #ucla #losangeles #biology #botany #horticulture
Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegei) a recent and very happy addition to our California native section from our friends @theodorepayne #ucla #horticulture #california #nativeplants #losangeles
Happy day after Darwin's birthday! Join us today at 4:30 for a tour and reception celebrating Charles Darwin and the voyage of the HMS Beagle. #ucla #evolution #darwin #botanicalgardens #explorers #squirrelsofinstagram
Cape cowslip (Lachenalia aloides) is looking great right now. 🌦#ucla #horticulture #botanicalgardens
Good morning #ucla #urbanjungle #nofilter
What do you do when you have very spiny cycads under eucalyptus trees which drop their leaves with abandon? #gardentechniques #cutsandscratches #horticulture #ucla
It's a beautiful drizzly day in the desert garden. #urbannature #ucla #aloe #botanicalgardens