Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is a 7.5 acre garden on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California which contains a diverse collection of plant species from around the world. Over 3000 types of plants grow in the garden and a wide range of environments are found within its borders, from the sunny, dry desert and Mediterranean sections on the eastern edge to the shady, lush interior. A stream and series of ponds run through the center of the garden, home to koi and turtles. MEMBG is devoted to showcasing the beauty, utility and incredible diversity of the plant kingdom to the UCLA community and the public at large.

Mission Statement:

The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is a living museum, having special collections designed to assist the undergraduate teaching mission at UCLA and to augment the capability for research on campus. MEMBG serves as a long-term repository for unusual plants, a refugium for biodiversity. This facility offers its educational content to the campus community, residents of Los Angeles, and visitors from around the world to enhance learning about plants and promote greater appreciation for relevance of plants to society.

UCLA Botanical Garden Pavilion

The UCLA Botanical Garden Pavilion, built with the generosity of alumnus Morton La Kretz, is a new multi-function facility that includes classrooms, a catering kitchen, and open Pavilion areas appropriate for both indoor and outdoor events. The classrooms open directly through folded glass walls into the landscaped Pavilion area outside. The Garden Pavilion is an architecturally striking building designed to promote outreach activities of the UCLA Botanical Garden and the broader UCLA community.