February – October

Monday – Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 5PM

November – January

Monday – Friday: 8AM to 4PM

Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 4PM

Closed on UCLA Holidays. There is no admission fee for the Garden.

Directions & Parking

The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern corner of the UCLA campus in West Los Angeles, California. The Garden can be accessed from multiple gates. The main entrance is located at the La Kretz Garden Pavilion (707 Tiverton Ave. Los Angeles California, 90095). Restrooms are available in this building.

There is very limited parking at UCLA on weekdays, and we recommend taking public transportation, biking, or ride share options. The Metro, Culver City, and Santa Monica buses all have stops near the Botanical Garden. On weekends, there is more available parking, but we still recommend these options.

Visitors can park in Visitor Parking in UCLA Parking Structure 2. Rates are $3/hour or $13/day, and you must pay with your license plate # at a kiosk when you park. Do not wait to pay until you return or you will likely be ticketed. Do not park in spots labeled with a permit type other than green visitor parking. There are also metered parking spots in Westwood Village and on Manning Ave. Click here for a map of parking options.

Pet Policy

Leashed pets are allowed in the garden. Please stay on the paths and clean up after your pet.


**In-person tours are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Thank you for your patience.**

Docent led tours are scheduled for the first Saturday of every month at 1 PM meeting at The La Kretz Garden Pavilion. Private tours for groups can also be arranged. Get more information about tours here.

ADA Accessibility

An ADA accessible loop path goes through the garden beginning at the Tiverton Gate. Please note that during heavy rains this path may be washed out and closed for up to several weeks for repair. Contact us to inquire about path closures.

Garden Map

Check out the map to explore the different botanical collections in the Garden. Click here to download a PDF of the map. Learn more about our Garden Collections here.


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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