Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
(Closed Sunday-Monday)

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
Now online: La Tuna Canyon Regeneration talks on TPF's YouTube channel. WATCH

11/2017 - Kitty Connolly is interviewed in Huntington Frontiers, discussing the Ranch at the Huntington. READ.

10/28/2017 - From the Los Angeles Daily News: TPF is featured in a fine piece by Joshua Siskin about landscaping in fire-prone areas. READ

9/28/2017 - Kitty Connolly discusses the state of LA's palm trees on KPPC's Air Talk with Larry Mantle. LISTEN

9/21/2017 TPF and Torrance firefighters are featured in this story by Michelle N. Meyers in the Lumberjack newspaper from Humboldt State! READ

9/7/17 KPPC reporter Sharon McNary interviews Kitty Connolly about the La Tuna Fire. READ

In the Art Gallery
A Call to Action: Works by Edward Lum, 2017 Theodore Payne Foundation Artist-in-Residence

Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, December 30, 2017

Plant of the Month
December 2017:
Dudleya caespitosa — Sea Lettuce, Coast Dudleya (Crassulaceae)
Justicia californica — Chuparosa, Beloperone (Acanthaceae)

Theodore Payne Foundation 2018 Calendar

Now available:
Theodore Payne Foundation 2018 Calendar, featuring 2017 Artist-in-Residence Ed Lum.

Order online here

La Tuna Fire
Open letter to TPF friends from Executive Director Kitty Connolly and Board President DJ Peterson

In Response to the La Tuna Fire, September 2017

La Tuna Canyon Regeneration Series: free lectures and workshop



Free talks at TPF

Sat, Dec 9
Ellen Mackey on Prepping Your Home for Fire Safety
Details and RSVP here

Sat, Dec 16
Dr. Sabrina Drill on Invasive Post-fire Species
Details and RSVP here

Garden Tour
15th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
Saturday & Sunday,
April 14 & 15, 2018

Advance tickets now on sale!
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. 

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