Independence Day Holiday Closure - July 3rd & 4th

The Garden will be closed Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Sunday July 5th. Have a healthy and happy holiday!

Welcome Assistant Garden Director Terry Huang!

We are excited to announce Terry (Terence) Huang as the new Assistant Director! We look forward to applying his botanical knowledge and horticultural expertise to the collection here. Please help us in welcoming him to UCLA!

Terry comes to us from Filoli (Woodside, CA) where he was the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club Collections Management Fellow, responsible for inventorying and databasing garden collections. His botanical career began when he volunteered at the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse as an undergraduate. After receiving his BS in Plant Biology in 2011, he pursued horticultural experiences that took him across the country and world. Some gardens include Smithsonian Gardens, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and the Eden Project. In 2017, Terence returned to academia and received a MSc in Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh/University of Edinburgh.

Terry grew up exploring the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and gardening at home cultivating native and exotic plants. He is most interested where botany, horticulture, education, and design intersect – which is why he has a particular love for botanic gardens. As Assistant Director, Terence will further curate and expand the collections and carry on the legacy of promoting botanical knowledge and appreciation for nature. He is excited to share his passion for plants with everyone, and looks forward to growing with the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden.

Supporter Spotlight: Nanette Forester

Tribute gifts are an enduring way to honor cherished friends and family while supporting the Garden's diverse collection of plants. This month we would like to thank longtime friend and donor to the Botanical Garden, Nanette Forester. Nanette generously donated tribute seating in memory of her parents Irvin L. and Jeanette M. Butler. Please come enjoy this new seating area on the east side of the stream.

Updated Aquatic Fern Display

Come visit the Ferns collection to see the great handiwork of Gardener John and Volunteer Adam Long. The newly constructed display features: Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta), Water fern (Azolla filiculoides), and Nardoo (Marsilea drummondii). Similar to terrestrial ferns, these species reproduce with spores (no flowers or seeds), have vascular tissue (veins), and rhizomal roots. Check out this In Defense of Plants post for a more in depth look at Salvinia.

Volunteer Gratitude: Katja May

This month we would like to recognize the work of Garden Volunteer Katja, who is moving to a new city. Katja is a kind and consistent volunteer gardener that participated weekly in our program for three years and a total of approximately 230 hours! Beyond volunteering, Katja became a part of the community here. She attended many of our public events with her family. Last fall, Katja participated in our Volunteer Garden Docent six-week training and got a more in-depth perspective of the garden. She is a very curious person and a lifelong learner. We will miss her dearly and wish her luck in a new city full of new adventures. 

Support the Garden

Each day, the UCLA Botanical Garden is free for the public to relax, reconnect with nature, and explore the incredible world of plants. Philanthropic support allows us to maintain collections, pursue plant conservation projects, and provide free educational programs. Membership, naming opportunities and planned gifts ensure a sustainable future for this urban oasis. For more information, check out our website or contact:
Nina Devries, Associate Director of Development for UCLA College Life Sciences: 310-912-8972
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