Monday – Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 5PM

Closed on University Holidays

There is no admission fee for the Garden.


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 three gates. The main gate is located just south of the intersection of Tiverton and Charles E. Young Drives. The south gate is located on Hilgard Avenue just north of the intersection with Le Conte Avenue. The Tiverton gate is located on Tiverton Drive between Charles E. Young Drive and Le Conte Avenue.


Visitors can park in the UCLA parking lot 2. Enter the parking lot through the visitor parking entrance on Manning Drive. Please note that there is a fee for this parking area. Metered street parking can be found on Le Conte Avenue, near the Garden’s south gate, and on Manning Drive.

Pet Policy:

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


Docent led tours are scheduled for the first Saturday of every month at 1 PM meeting at The Nest. Free customized tours for groups of 8 or more people can be scheduled by filling out a short form here. Please allow at least two weeks of lead time to arrange a special tour.

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 Evan Meyer to inquire about path closures.

Garden Map:

Check out the map to explore the different botanical collections in the Garden. Learn more about our Garden Sections here.