UCLA Staff Assembly hosts regular Learn-at-Lunch events for all UCLA employees. This month we are once again partnering with the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden to expose UCLA faculty and staff to the beauty in our very own backyard.
Our botanical garden tours were such a hit in November, we’re bringing them back for a second event.
Did you know there is a 7.5 acre living museum on campus, housing plants from across the globe? The UCLA Botanical Garden is an outdoor classroom, research facility, and tranquil space to connect with nature. It is free and open to the public every day. Join Visitor Services Coordinator Jules Cooch for lunch in our shaded patio and a 30 minute walking tour of this gem on campus. We will meet at the La Kretz Garden Pavilion (707 Tiverton Dr.) and head into the Garden from there. Hear about the history of the Garden and how it is being revitalized for the next century at UCLA. We will explore the kingdom of plants and a few ways you can enjoy this resource on campus.
The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden seeks to promote botanical knowledge and appreciation of nature to the UCLA community and public at large. Its diverse plant collections are designed to assist the teaching and research missions at UCLA while creating a tranquil environment within the urban surroundings. The Garden acts as a community gathering place for a wide variety of groups and through its own events promotes plant conservation, botanical research and horticulture.
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden