Gardens and green spaces on the hill
- UCLA Dining now has Tower Gardens on Sproul Landing Sun Deck. The gardens features 50 aeroponic grow towers, which will provide herbs and greens to Bruin Plate. The modular, stackable growing structures accommodate 44 plants per tower, allowing us to grow 2,200 plants simultaneously! The towers use 90% less land and 95% less water than conventional farming methods.
- The jane b semel HCI Community Garden, located at the top of the amphitheater at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, continues to serve new audiences on campus! The garden provides an on-campus space for the UCLA community to grow healthy food and foster education of urban gardening practices. This garden is intended to promote community building and address food insecurity on campus. Use the link above to learn about how you can adopt a garden bed!
- Now offering a Urban Gardening Certificate Program! Email HCIgardens@ucla.edu more for more information.
Gardens and green spaces on campus
- UCLA’s campus houses two medicinal herb gardens, supported by Jane and Terry Semel and the Lowenstein Foundation. Here are comprehensive catalogs of our medicinal plants by location with their names, traditional medicinal uses and parts of the plants used:
- The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is a 7.5 acre garden on the UCLA campus which contains a diverse collection of plant species from around the world. Over 3,000 types of plants grow at 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 verdant interior. A stream and series of ponds run through the center of the garden, home to koi and turtles. The garden is devoted to showcasing the beauty, utility and incredible diversity of the plant kingdom to the UCLA community and the public at large.
Watch a video about the Herb Garden at the Center for Health Sciences
Garden maps and news
- Get connected with Dig: Campus Garden Coalition, the student-led collaboration behind the expanding food growing and gardening program on UCLA’s campus that works to educate, engage, and empower the UCLA community through growing our own and bringing people into close proximity with food and medicinal gardens.
- Read about our medicinal herb gardens in the news: Hospital’s garden educates using herbal ‘medicine cabinet’
- Browse campus gardens across the University of California in this beautiful database of student gardens created by former student Ian Davies.
- Check out this StoryMap Tour of UCLA’s gardens created by student Madison Feldman.