Street Plants: Urban Flora of Los Angeles
Thursday January 17th 4:30pm La Kretz Garden Pavilion

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 hands. But wild plants spread through the landscape without any human help, forming a ubiquitous botanical backdrop that exists at the fringes of most concepts of nature. Join Evan Meyer, Assistant Director of the UCLA Botanical Garden, for a discussion of the wild flora of inner-city Los Angeles. This program is co-presented by LENS: Laboratory for Environmental Narrative StrategiesThis event is free, but space is limited--please RSVP.


Winter Break Closure

The Botanical Garden will be closed Saturday 12/22 - Tuesday 01/01 during the UCLA Winter Campus Closure. We will reopen at 8am on Wednesday 01/02. Have a healthy and happy break!

Every Plant Has a Story
Hammer Kids Pop-Up Studio Collaboration
Sunday January 27th 11am-1pm
Hammer Museum Courtyard

Kids can explore the Armand Hammer collection with new eyes and create their own piece of artwork! Observe and draw the native and non-native plants of Los Angeles with artist Sarita Dougherty, then create a plant from your memories or dreams. Ages 5+. This event is free, no RSVP is necessary.

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the UCLA support staff and dedicated volunteers that help maintain the Garden and share it with the community! Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Volunteer Docent Training - Winter 2019

The UCLA Botanical Garden is an incredible 7.5 acre living museum, containing plants from all over the world! Come learn to interpret this natural wonder for visitors. Training time will be a combination of short lectures, garden walks, educational strategy practice, and development of a personalized tour that you can confidently deliver to 1st-12th grade students and adults. This is a great opportunity to deepen your botanical knowledge, meet new friends, support the educational mission of the Garden, and to strengthen your public speaking skills. We will meet for 6 Friday afternoons (1-3pm): 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1. For more information or to sign-up, email Visitor Services Coordinator Jules Cooch at:

Support the Garden

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is a free public garden open 7 days a week. Your generous donations help us maintain the Garden, provide free events and educational programming, and sustain the future of the garden. Consider a gift today.

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