Past Events

Family Basket Weaving

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

Discover the art of crafting baskets

June 24 Botanical Garden Tour

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

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

Become a Naturalist Day

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

Celebrate native plants with the Garden!

Members Only: Succulent Workshop

La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States

succulent workshop Give the gift of Garden membership this holiday season, and join us with your Garden member friends and family for our succulent workshop on January 13 at 10 a.m. Learn all about succulents and take one home for that sunny spot on your windowsill! Become a member here, or sign up at the door. We’ll […]

Public Tour – February 2024

La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States

  Join a Garden Guide for a free tour on February 3, 2024. Explore our living museum featuring collections of plants from around the globe! You’ll hear the stories of selected plants in the Garden and their relevance to human society. All ages are welcome. Tours meet at the La Kretz Garden Pavilion at the northern end of […]

Hummingbird ID Workshop

707 Tiverton Dr 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

Photo by Nurit Katz Broaden your horizons about biodiversity in hummingbirds at our Hummingbird ID Workshop! Attend a presentation by Eleanor Diamant, and test your identification skills on a guided bird walk through the Garden. We’ll see you at the La Kretz Garden Pavilion on February 10 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.  RSVPs are not required. […]

Botany Brown Bag: Why Trees Go Nuts by Dr. Victoria L. Sork

La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Join us for a new Botany Brown Bag lunch and learn series! This free public lecture series is kicked off by our Garden Director, Dr. Victoria L. Sork, who will give a talk entitled "Why Trees Go Nuts" on February 29 at 12pm. Stop in on your lunch break and take home some fun facts […]

Members Only – Nature Phone Photography Workshop

707 Tiverton Dr 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

Unlock your smartphone's powerful photography tools at our Members Only Nature Phone Photography Workshop! Learn to take stunning snapshots of the unique plants in our Garden, and see the beauty in nature’s tiny details. We'll see you at on March 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the La Kretz Garden Pavilion. Become a […]

Native Bees with Krystle Hickman

707 Tiverton Dr 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

Join us for the next installment in our learning series, Native Bees with Krystle Hickman! Discover intricate ecosystems through the eyes of bees with conservation photographer, community scientist, speaker, and artist Krystle Hickman. This event will also feature an exhibition of Krystle's photography. You can check out Krystle's work here. This event is free and […]

Botany Brown Bag: Trees of Trees by Dr. Felipe Zapata

La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Join us for a new Botany Brown Bag lunch and learn series! This free public lecture series is continued by Dr. Felipe Zapata, who will give a talk entitled "Trees of Trees" on April 18 at 12pm. Stop in on your lunch break and take home some historical insights about trees in the Mathias Botanical […]

Music in the Garden: Garden Party, Old Growth, 287vinyl

707 Tiverton Dr 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

Kick back at a free public concert in the Garden! 287vinyl will kick off the music at 2pm, followed by Old Growth and Garden Party. Meet at La Kretz Garden Pavilion (707 Tiverton Drive) on April 27, 2024 from 2-4pm. Flyer (cover art) by @_mayas.arts 287vinyl Started by three friends and bandmates Steven Schlosberg, Sara Gorman, […]

May 4 Guided Garden Tour

707 Tiverton Dr 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

Join a Garden Guide for a free tour on May 4, 2024 at 10 a.m. Explore our living museum featuring collections of plants from around the globe! You’ll hear the stories of selected plants in the Garden and their relevance to human society. All ages are welcome. Tours meet at the La Kretz Garden Pavilion at the northern […]

CANCELED: UCLA Mathias Botanical Garden Clarkia Festival

UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, CA, US

This year’s Clarkia Festival, set to take place on May 18, 2024, is canceled.  If you were planning to attend the Clarkia Festival on May 18, we encourage you to visit the Gathering at Kuruvungna, the Clark Library’s Bookish Biomes event, and the Natural History Museum’s Bug Fair instead.  The UCLA Mathias Botanical Garden will […]