Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday      8:30 AM – 4:30 PM       Closed Sunday – Monday
What's New
1/21/2017 - The Eastsider blog details our partnership with Taking the Reins to teach at-risk girls about native flora and re-wild the L.A. River. Read.

1/18/17 - An Associated Press story, picked by the New York Times, Washington Times, ABC News and others discusses the new Gottlieb Native Garden book and that beautiful garden, and includes TPF's Kitty Connolly. Read.

1/18/2017 - The LA Times quotes TPF's Lili Singer on the perils of gardening in wet soil. Read.

1/07/2017 - TPF's Lili Singer discusses hummers and native plants in two upcoming talks. Read.

12/13/16 - The Center for Community Change features our partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. Read

New: Give the gift of a California native plant! See how you can sponsor a plant here.

In The News
+ LAUSD Daily features the school garden TPF helped design and install at Narbonne High School. Read.

+ KPPC's Airtalk with Larry Mantle, Lili Singer discusses lawns, water conservation and alternative ideas for the landscape. Listen.

+ Carolyn Kormann writes about TPF (and lawns) in Harper's Magazine. Read

+ Genny Arnold discusses California native bulbs with North State Public Radio host Jennifer Jewell. Listen

In the Art Gallery
In The Gallery Joan Keesey: Wildflowers at Theodore Payne

Saturday, January 21 through Saturday, April 22, 2017

details here
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    Plant of the Month
    FEBRUARY 2017:
    Arctostaphylos cruzensis—Arroyo de la Cruz Manzanita (Ericaceae)

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    Horticultural Intern
    TPF is accepting applications to the 2016-2017 Horticultural Intern Program. Details

    Beneficial Bugs in the Garden
    a talk by Lili Singer
    Saturday, February 18, 2:00-3:30 pm
    South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall
    26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
    Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
    Free with garden admission.

    Event Canceled
    TPF Outreach Booth at Andres Pico Adobe Open House
    Sunday, February 19, 1:00-4:00

    TPF Outreach Booth at CSUN Global Currents Festival
    Saturday, February 25, 1:00-6:00
    “Celebrating global cultures and Earth’s shared resources through the lens of music and art.”
    CSUN/Valley Performing Arts Center Lawn and Courtyard
    18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge 91330

    One day only: Saturday, March 18
    Details. Details

    Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017

    2017 Garden Tour tickets
    now on sale here!
    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.