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 Directions from Westwood Blvd. and LeConte Ave. Go east on LeConte to Tiverton. Turn left on Tiverton and go past the Center for Health Sciences (CHS) on Tiverton. Take Tiverton to the MEMBG driveway. This is located almost directly beneath the Factor Building overpass. A docent will be waiting there to direct your group into the garden. Buses and cars are not allowed down the driveway. Remember that drop-in tours meet in the Nest (outdoor classroom in the northern end of the Garden).
ParkingParking for automobiles is $12.00 per car in lot 2 near the Westholme entrance to campus or metered parking in Westwood. Lot 2 also has some metered parking near the Manning Ave entrance which can be accessed from Charles E. Young Drive or Hilgard. Bus parking is available at the “bus turn-around” north of Lot 4 at Westwood and Sunset. 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 by calling Wendy Morris at (310) 206-3887.
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.