By Deb Flomberg
The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens is a haven for rare and unusual plants. It is cared for by the team at UCLA and is open to the public, allowing you a glimpse into this amazing botanical gem. It is a wonderful way to spend a day with your sweetie, strolling the facility, surrounded by incredible plants and wildlife. You are sure to learn a lot while you are touring the gardens, and you’ll be amazed at the variety here. There are a lot of plants, trees, flowers and other botanical treats that aren’t found anywhere else in California, all specially tended-to by the UCLA students and faculty.
The best way to enjoy the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is to take one of the docent-led tours. Join a group of 10 or more and get an inside look into this important destination. You’ll get an education about basic botanical concepts, facts about the history of the garden and the plants contained within, and you’ll learn all about the rare plants in the collection.
If you don’t have a group to join, you can also enjoy one of the drop-in tours offered the first Saturday of every month or take the self-guided tour; both of which will showcase many of the different varieties within the garden. From the bromeliads, which are planted in a special collection to display the leaves and vibrant floral designs to the desert collection which houses many of the various plants from the Canary Islands and Africa, you’ll be amazed at the variety.
Make this fun trip something even more special by picking up your date in the 2013 SLS AMG GT Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. This coupe is the perfect accompaniment to a day at the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, as you enjoy the comfort and elegance of the ride, while arriving in the style that only the Mercedes-Benz can provide.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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