Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

TPF was spared—Thank you, firefighters. We are open for business!

SUMMER HOURS (until Oct 31): Open Thursday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
(Closed Sunday-Wednesday)

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
Open letter to TPF friends from Executive Director Kitty Connolly and Board President DJ Peterson

In Response to the La Tuna Fire, September 2017

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

New employment opportunity: Volunteer Engagement Coordinator. See details

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

Artist reception: Saturday, September 9, 1:00-3:00pm, with artist talk at 2:00pm. Refreshments will be served. Details

Plant of the Month
September 2017:
Eriogonum fasciculatum ‘Warriner Lytle’—Warriner Lytle California Buckwheat


Under The Sun - Help TPF Go Solar

Garden Tour
15th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
Sat & Sun, April 14 & 15, 2018:

Apply now to have your garden on the tour.
Don't be shy -- apply!


Native Plants and Hummingbirds
A free talk by Lili Singer
Saturday, September 30, 2:00-3:00pm
Montebello Library
1550 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello 90640


CSUNqueerSTEM Event
Friday, September 22, 7:00-10:00pm
USU Grand Salon, near Matador Walk, cnr of University/Lindley
9320-9344 E University Dr, Northridge 91325
Music, food and more.

Descanso Gardens Water Fest
Saturday, September 23, 9:00am-2:30pm
1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge 91011
Speakers, family crafts, and tour of native-landscaped areas with Lisa Novick at 9:15am

KPCC Open House
Sunday, October 1, 11:00am-4:00pm
Mohn Broadcast Center
474 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena 91105

Thurs, Fri & Sat, Oct 26, 27 & 28
Discounts to all!

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.