Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

View our Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
Summer Plant Clearance
Through Saturday, September 25

While supplies last, select 1-gallon plants for $5 (additional discounts do not apply).
Visit our Nursery Inventory for a list of sale plants.

Garden Share Network - a new TPF Nursery program. Read more

7/13/15 KPCC: Lili Singer discusses lawn replacement on Air Talk. Click to listen.

New Job opportunity: TPF seeks Nursery Sales Associate (Part-Time). See Details

Starting the week of June 29, TPF will be open summer hours. We will be open Thursdays to Saturdays - July 2 until October 20.
Sponsor a brick for the front walk! See Details

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    Fiesta La Ballona
    Saturday & Sunday, August 29-30
    Veteran's Park, 4117 Overland Ave
    Culver City
    Saturday 11:00-2:30, and Sunday, 11:00-6:00: TPF plants and information in the Sustainability Booth

    Perfect Partners: Gardening with Natives and All Sorts of Edibles
    A free talk by TPF's Lili Singer
    Thursday, September 3, 6:00pm
    Los Feliz Public Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave, LA 90027

    13th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour:
    April 2-3, 2016 - Apply here.

    TPF was honored to receive the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' Green Leadership Award for our public garden program Landscaping for Resilience.
    Press release | Coverage by KTLA | Green Leadership Awards
    Expansion Plans
    Ed Center near completion! New bathrooms are open!!! Click for full-size image.

    Ed Center! New Rest Rooms!!

    In The Art Gallery
    Mara Lonner: So much, nothing
    Extended through August 15th - details

    Plant of the Month
    August: Diplacus (Mimulus) aurantiacus – Sticky Monkeyflower (Phrymaceae, formerly in Scrophulariaceae)
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    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.