The Garden offers free docent led tours to K-12 classes, office retreats, summer camps, church groups, retirement communities, and any other group of more than 8 individuals. Please allow at least two weeks notice for scheduling a tour. Tours of more than 30 people may require additional time to coordinate. Reserve a free tour here.

The Nest
Meeting placeDocent led tours meet at the Nest (outdoor classroom in northern end of the garden).
DirectionsThe 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 Ave, which can be accessed from Charles E. Young Drive or Hilgard Avenue.

Busses can drop off students in a bus loading zone in front of the Botany Building located at: 618 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095. 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 Policy In the event of rain the tour will be canceled and may be rescheduled.
Tour DescriptionExplore a living museum that is home to unique collections of plants from around the world. Learn about the diverse plants and animals that live in this urban oasis, as well as its history and plans for the future. Tours last approximately one hour.