Habitat Garden

Though construction of the built environment has greatly reduced natural habitats in Los Angeles, nature and the city do not need to be mutually exclusive. Through thoughtful integration of plants into the spaces where we live and work, we can strengthen the web life that our city supports. Plants provide food, shelter, and nesting places for a variety of animals. The Habitat Garden incorporates native plants and uses home gardening techniques as an example of how we can enhance the pollinator and wildlife value of gardens. It received the National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat certification. To learn more about the animals that call the Garden home, check out our Wildlife in the Garden page.


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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