Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

Closed Saturday, July 4th

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What's New
New Job opportunity: TPF seeks Bookkeeper (Part-Time). See Details

New Job opportunity: TPF seeks strategic communications consultant. See Details

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. Closed July 4th.

6/1/2015 San Fernando Valley Business News: Story about the Theodore Payne Nursery. subscription only

5/13/2015 KPCC: Kitty Connolly highlights garden-worthy native plants – click on the audio icon. read

5/12/15 Malibu Surfside News reports on Lili Singer’s presentation. read
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    TPF was honored to receive the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' Green Leadership Award on April 29, 2015, for our public garden program Landscaping for Resilience. Congratulations to Lisa Novick and all our community partners!

    See press release here. Coverage by KTLA here and the Los Angeles County Green Leadership Awards here

  • 2015 Native Plant Garden Tour
    Thanks to everyone who came out!
    You can see an archive of the gardens here
  • Expansion Plans
    Walls are up! Click for full-size image.

    New TPF parking! Framing Begins! New TPF handrails!

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

    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.