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Public Events

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.

Celebrate National Public Gardens Week With Us!

May 8th-17th 2020

Join us in a national celebration of public gardens! Our Garden is open to the public to connect with nature within the city.  Immerse yourself in the wonders of plants, and relieve some of the stress many of us are holding these days. We ask all guests to practice physical distancing and wear a face covering. Please note that our bathrooms are closed, so plan ahead.  A special thanks to our Garden team essential workers who have been maintaining and caring for this space throughout the pandemic!

Explore our collection virtually too with mini tours posted throughout the week on our social media (@uclabotanical Instagram/Facebook). Tag #MEMBG #OurGardensYourHome to share your adventures.

The American Public Garden Association serves public gardens and advances them as leaders, advocates, and innovators. Learn more about the over 600 member institutions here.

News & Updates

Be the first to learn about important Garden news, upcoming events, and what’s blooming. COVID-19 Update: The Garden remains open. Bathrooms are closed–please plan ahead and prepare. Read more here.

Garden Newsletter 

Everyday the Garden is growing and changing. Subscribe below to receive updates in your inbox every 1-2 months. Read our past newsletters here.

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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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