Darwin’s Birthday Party: Plant Evolution + Biodiversity Garden Tour

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

Come celebrate plant evolution & party like it’s 1809! Join us for a Garden tour celebrating plant evolution, Charles Darwin, and his famous voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. We will […]

Street Plants: Wild Flora of Los Angeles

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

Cities may seem to be solely the work of humans—right down to the urban landscape of street trees, ornamental plantings, and manicured lawns that were put in place by human […]

Everything Orchids

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

Join us for a fun, informative presentation by Barb Schmidt that delves into the origins of our love for orchids, how orchids grow in their native environments, and how to […]

Botany of the Holidays

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

The holidays are a time for rest, relaxation, family and friends. To a botanist, they are also a case study of the deeply interconnected relationship between nature and culture. Join […]

Nicholas Staddon: The New American Garden

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

Join Nicholas Staddon for an Englishman’s view of the New American Garden. “Gardens all over the United States are undergoing a measure of change” bubbles Nicholas. “No more so then […]

Argentine Ants: Super colonies in the Garden

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

The Botanical Garden holds more than just plants – it is home to many other life forms, and in particular, the diverse array of insects that call the Garden their […]

Autumn Garden Gathering

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

Autumn is here, and we welcome you to meet kindred spirits and to revel in the Garden at dusk! Find out what’s new in the Garden, meet staff, and get […]

Botanical Origins: Natural Dyes with Next of Kin Studio

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

Join us for a presentation and pop-up shop featuring the creative natural dye projects of Allison Alford. Allison is a Los Angeles based artist and teacher who explores connections between […]

Native Bees in the Wild & in Gardens

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

Join us for a talk by Dylan Burge exploring the ecology and health of native bees. Native bees are diverse and ecologically important in California. In natural ecosystems, native bees […]

Making Honey in Los Angeles County: From Flower to Jar

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

How do bees create honey here in Los Angeles County? Come see inside of a hive and explore bee ecology with beekeeper Eli Lichter-Marck of Eli's Bees. He'll take us on […]

Dirty Gourmet: Food For Your Outdoor Adventures

UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles

Sit back, relax, and learn about the basics of camp cooking as Dirty Gourmet founders Aimee and Mai-Yan discuss their newly released book, Dirty Gourmet: Food For Your Outdoor Adventures. […]

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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