Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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Summer Hours: Thursday – Saturday      8:30 AM – 4:30 PM       Closed Sunday – Wednesday
What's New
9/20/2016 On KPPC's Airtalk with Larry Mantle, Lili Singer discusses lawns, water conservation and alternative ideas for the landscape. Listen.

Last Two Weeks!
Summer Pre-order Plant Sale.

Through September 30 or as long as supplies last
Purchase plants from a select list now at discounted prices - and pick up later for fall planting. Details

9/8/2016 Heather King writes about her TPF class and nursery visit in Angelus. Read

September 2016 Carolyn Kormann writes about TPF (and lawns) in Harper's Magazine. Read

6/23/2016 Genny Arnold discusses California native bulbs with North State Public Radio host Jennifer Jewell. Listen

Horticultural Intern
TPF is accepting applications to the 2016-2017 Horticultural Intern Program. Details

In the Art Gallery

Christine Nguyen: Cyanotype Impressions of California Plants
September 10 through December 30, 2016

details here

Sponsor a brick for the front walk! See Details

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  • Plant of the Month
    September 2016:
    Eriogonum arborescens—Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat (Polygonaceae)

    August 2016:
    Achillea millefolium—Common Yarrow (Asteraceae)

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    Mark Your Calendars
    Fall Plant Sale
    Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 27, 28 & 29
    Three free TPF talks sponsored by the Las Virgenes Water District
    4232 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas 91302
    Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm (with refreshments)
    Sept 28, Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens with Tim Becker
    Oct 12, California Native Plant Horticulture with Lili Singer
    Oct 22, Native Plant Garden Maintenance, speaker TBD

    Native Plants: The Big Picture AND Planning Your Garden, with Lisa Novick
    Saturday, October 1, 10:30 am
    Hill Avenue Branch, Pasadena Public Library
    55 South Hill Avenue
    Pasadena 91106

    TPF Booth @ One Chicken Festival
    Earth-friendly food, crafts and practices!
    Sunday, October 2, 10 am-2 pm
    Assyrian American Association of SoCal
    5839 Cahuenga Blvd.
    North Hollywood, 91601

    Horticulture and the future of the native flora of southern California, a presentation by Lili Singer
    42nd Annual Southern California Botanists Symposium
    Saturday, October 8, 9:00am-5:00pm
    Pomona College, North Seaver Auditorium (Claremont)

    Look, Ma, No Lawn! a free talk by Lili Singer
    Saturday, October 15, 3:00pm
    Duarte Library, 1301 Buena Vista St., Duarte 91010

    Native Plants: The Big Picture, with Lisa Novick
    Saturday, October 15, 2:00-4:00 pm
    South Coast Botanic Garden
    26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
    Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274
    Free with admission

    Discover the Beauty of California Native Plants
    The Theodore Payne Foundation, established 1960, operates a year-round, retail nursery offering the region’s largest and most interesting selection of California native plants – hundreds of different species and cultivars, many of which are drought tolerant and low maintenance. Our Education Center and Outreach programs offer classes and field trips for adults and children.

    Our mission is to preserve, propagate and promote California native plants, seeds and wild flowers – native treasures that conserve water and other resources, provide habitat for wildlife, and add color and fragrance to the garden. 

Our Sun Valley grounds in the NE corner of the San Fernando Valley (map) are a great place to visit. The TPF store stocks books, seeds, garden tools and more. You’ll also find an art gallery, picnic area, hiking trails and expert staff to answer questions about native plants. On-leash dogs are welcome. There is no admission fee.