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Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about
the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.


16th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour web site now live! This year we are having a special “After Party” on April 6. Get early bird tickets here.


Through February 2019 – View portions of the Foundation’s seed collection on display in the lobby of the Edendale Branch Library. 

April 6-7, 2019 – 16th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour! Get early-bird tickets here.


January 24, 2019 – Beautiful images of the TPF Sales Yard and Seed House in The Daily News.

December 12, 2018 – TPF seed kits are featured in the Los Angeles Times 10 gift ideas for your white elephant game on a budget! Get them in our store and online.

December 10, 2018 – An Intro to California Native Plants with Kitty Connolly, a conversation with Mukta Mohan on KXLU 88.9.

November 27, 2018 – Wise words about planting natives and praise for Theodore Payne in this LA Public Library blog.

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Top Ten: January 2019

It’s getting time for wild flowers so it’s good to see California poppy as the top seller in January 2019. I’m pretty sure it was dreams of even more flowers that sent Channel Island bush poppy home with so many folks, too. Another of our local collections, this time a toyon, made it into the top 10.