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As an integral part of our mission to connect people to plants, the Garden acts as a community gathering place for a wide variety of events. We host thought-provoking programs that connect people to nature, promote appreciation of plants, and explore our world through new lenses. Due to COVID-19, we are having some virtual events, but not currently hosting in-person events. Sign-up for our newsletter below to be the first to receive event announcements.

ARS Electronica Festival

September 9th-13th 2020

UCLA Art Sci Center x Botanical Garden

Telluric Vibrations

The UCLA Art Sci Center and the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical are excited to announce that we will be a site in the prestigious ARS Electronica Festival this autumn! Virtual events will be available live to the public throughout the course of the five days. From oak genomics and sidewalk herbariums to nature-themed opera and fungal projections, you won’t want to miss a beat! Keep an eye out for a more detailed email in the coming weeks with links for where to watch. The festival was started in 1979, and this year’s theme encompasses ecology, art, design, humanity, and the dynamic changes we have experienced related to the global pandemic.

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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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