Admittedly not textile-oriented, a free walkabout of the botanical gardens at UCLA may nevertheless be a surprising source of inspiration, if not simply a refreshing change of pace.
The garden is 7.5 acres, contains a diverse collection of more than 3000 plant species from around the world.
Monday through Friday: 8AM to 5PM
Saturday and Sunday: 8AM to 4PM
The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern corner of the UCLA campus in West Los Angeles, California. The Garden can be accessed from three gates. The main gate is located just south of the intersection of Tiverton and Charles E. Young Drives. The south gate is located on Hilgard Avenue just north of the intersection with Le Conte Avenue. The Tiverton gate is located on Tiverton Drive between Charles E. Young Drive and Le Conte Avenue.