UCLA Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden

UCLA Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden

Established in 1929, the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is located on a hilly site with a natural ravine and creek bed that contribute to its interest and charm. Studio-MLA collaborated with Lehrer Architects on the development of the new La Kretz entrance to provide a more effective connection to the campus, a grand staircase and accessible ramp leading to a new exhibit garden and the La Kretz Garden Pavilion event space. Consistent with the Conceptual Master Plan for the botanical garden, the project preserves the core of the garden as a subtropical botanical collection, strengthens the academic uses of the facility, and enhances the garden as an integral amenity for the UCLA community.


University of California Los Angeles


7.5 Acres


Los Angeles



Project team

  • Lehrer Architects Architecture