Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

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United States of America - California - Los Angeles

Institution Code: LA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Located on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), this garden maintains a highly significant living botanical collections, with plant specimens from all over the world. Our seven-acre garden is frost-free and therefore includes many species of tropical and subtropical plants. Approximately 5000 species in 225 families are growing here outdoors.

Main Address:
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Box 951606
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
California 90024 United States of America

Telephone: (310) 825-1260
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Victoria Sork, Professor and Dean of Life Sciences and Garden Director
    Curator's Name: Evan Meyer, Assistant Director
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1929
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 34.0655100
    Longitude: -118.4412000
    Annual Rainfall: 375 mm
    Altitude: 100.00 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 100 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: N/A
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
  • Local Address: 100 Stein Plaza Driveway, Los Angeles California, 90095 (Southeast corner of UCLA campus: bordered by Tiverton and Charles E. Young Drive on the north and LeConte and Hilgard on the south).
  • Locality: City: Los Angeles (Westwood)
  • Locality: State: California

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 190000
    Arboretum: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 10000
    Number of Volunteers: 35

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes