Due to public health orders, the UCLA campus is currently closed. The Botanical Garden is closed to the general public. Essential UCLA staff, students, and patients that are already on campus can visit on weekdays. The Garden is completely closed on weekends. The only open gates are those near the La Kretz Garden Pavilion. Bathrooms are closed. Visitors must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing. Guided tours are on hold. Thank you for patience—we look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as possible.


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.


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.


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 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 nearby parking options..

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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