Meeting place Scheduled docent led tours meet in the MEMBG driveway on South Tiverton across from the Factor Building (see below). Drop-in tours meet in the Nest (outdoor classroom in northern end of the garden).
Directions The Garden is bordered on the south by Le Conte Avenue, the east by Hilgard Avenue, the north by Charles E. Young Drive, and on the west by Tiverton Avenue. The Garden can be entered from three gates. The South Gate is located on Hilgard Avenue north of Le Conte. The Tiverton gate is located on Tiverton Avenue south of Charles E. Young Drive. The Main Entrance is on Tiverton Avenue just south of Charles E. Young Drive.
ParkingVisitors 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 Avewhich can be accessed from Charles E. Young Drive or Hilgard Avenue. Bus parking is available at the “bus turn-around” north of Lot 4 at Westwood Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. Drivers must stay with their bus. This is on a first come/first served basis. Buses may proceed to the parking area after the passengers have disembarked at the Garden.
Rain PolicyIn the event of rain the tour will be canceled and may be rescheduled.
Tour DescriptionDocents provide a general tour of the garden, its history and an overview of pertinent botanical information. If you will let us know in advance of a particular interest in a specific topic, plant species or family (such as succulents/cacti, flowering shrubs and trees, leaf structure, etc.), the docents will be happy to share that information with you. School groups receive pre/post tour curriculum guides.