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Pink powderpuffs tickled my fancy as I entered the garden today. Workers seemed to be preparing an area with a polished globestone that they covered with a tarp before leaving—I’m curious to see the completed display. Pictures will do better than my words to deliver...More
The Mildred Mathias Botanical Gardens is located right on UCLA Campus with no fanfare entrance. I ran into it from walking from my hotel in Westwood Village to a conference on Campus. All three entrances have small signs but once you get in there it...More
This is a nice botanical garden set off from the city, so that once you are in it, you are no longer aware you are in an urban area. It is a good place to relax. It is named after a professor of botany at...More
To kill some waiting time in between appointments at UCLA I visited the botanic garden.
The trails bring you into an oasis of nature.
At certain spots you are amidst so many "green" that cover all the buildings around you.
Where possible they have little...More
I visit the Mildred Mathias Botanical Gardens during my lunch hour a lot. It's an oasis in the midst of the city. Once you walk inside, you will feel like you are in a mini wooded area. I love the choices of trails that will...More
We were attending a wedding in Los Angeles and were staying at the W Hotel. Our room was not ready so we walked over to the lovely and peaceful botanic garden on the UCLA campus. I enjoyed seeing the large bamboo plants and especially the...More
I have talked to many LA natives who had no idea that this verdant sanctuary is across from the W Hotel on Hilgard at LeConte (near the heart of Westwood). The varieties of plants and flowers are amazing -- and there are even cozy benches...More
If you're in need of a recharge this place is great for that.
We walked here after visiting the Hammer Museum. Grabbed a patch of grass for a rest, watched the turtles and fish in the ponds, and strolled through the paths. It's a small...More