NORMAL HOURS 

February – October

Monday – Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 5PM

November – January

Monday – Friday: 8AM to 4PM

Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 4PM

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS

Thanksgiving and Christmas Day: Closed

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve: Open 8AM to 2PM

New Years Day: Open 9AM to 4PM

Other Holidays: Normal Hours

Please visit the Annual Academic Calendar to view other important dates.

ADMISSION

We are proud to be the only free public botanical garden in the Greater Los Angeles area. There is no admission fee to enter the garden.

Certain events may require tickets or reservations. Please refer to the Events and Tours sections for more details.

PET POLICY

Dogs are allowed in the garden but must be kept on a leash at all times. Please stay on the paths and clean up after your pet. This helps us protect our plants from being damaged and keeps your pet healthy by ensuring they don’t eat things that could make them unwell.

TOURS

Guided tours led by a Garden Educator are held on the first Saturday of every month. Tours meet at The La Kretz Garden Pavilion at 1pm and last roughly an hour. Private tours for groups can also be arranged. Get more information about tours here.

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.

GARDEN MAP & BROCHURE

Check out the map to explore the different botanical collections in the Garden. Download our brochure here in English or Spanish. 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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