February – October

Monday – Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 5PM

November – January

Monday – Friday: 8AM to 4PM

Saturday – Sunday: 9AM to 4PM

UCLA Holidays: 9AM to 5PM. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Closed at 2pm on Christmas Eve.

There is no admission fee for the Garden.


Leashed pets are allowed in the garden. Please stay on the paths and clean up after your pet. Help protect baby plants and keep your pet healthy! Even if you have the friendliest pup in the world, keeping your dog on leash helps protect our plants from being trampled and helps protect your pet from eating things that aren’t good for them.


Guided tours are held on the first Saturday of every month. Tours meet at The La Kretz Garden Pavilion and begin at 1pm. Private tours for groups can also be arranged. Get more information about tours here.


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.


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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