Hours (November – January)

Monday – Friday: 8AM to 4PM

Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 4PM

Closed on University 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 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. Restrooms are located in the La Kretz Garden Pavilion Courtyard (707 Tiverton Ave. Los Angeles California, 90095).

Visitors can park in UCLA parking lot 2 (payment required) near the Westholme Avenue entrance to campus, or at metered parking spots in Westwood. Metered street parking can also be found on Manning Ave, which can be accessed from Charles E. Young Drive or Hilgard Avenue.

Pet Policy

Leashed pets 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 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 Evan Meyer 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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