Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

View our Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

Note: TPF will be closed on Tuesday, March 31, in observation of Cesar Chavez Day

What's New
KTLA - Gayle Anderson covers Poppy Days Plant Sale Read

Garden Tour in the News

Los Angeles Times - Yard on Theodore Payne tour blooms with native plants, trees, memories Read

Los Angeles Times - Spring garden tour season in Southern California is ready to bloom Read

Los Angeles Daily News - Must see garden tour Read

KTLA's Gayle Anderson covers the garden tour Read

LA Times features Brentwood garden on the tour Read

LA Daily News "Covet your neighbor's garden" (March 14 - Print)

LA Daily News Gardening column; Native garden tour section, March 14 Read

Apply now to be on the 2016 Garden Tour! Apply here

Notice: The west-bound off-ramp for La Tuna Canyon Road is closed through late April. See options here

New Employment Opportunity:
TPF seeks Nursery Sales Associate (Part-Time). Details

Los Angeles Daily News - Wild Flower Hotline Read

KCET: TPF joins effort to restore Los Angeles River. Read

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  • In The Art Gallery
    Mara Lonner: So much, nothing
    March 21 to June 27, 2015

    Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00-4:30PM, Artist Talk: 3:00       see details


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  • Poppy Days Plant Sale
    Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28
    Discounts on plants, seeds and TPF gear
    Members: 15% off all day
    Non-members: 10% off after 11:00 AM

  • In The Art Gallery
    Mara Lonner: So much, nothing

    Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 2:00-4:30PM, Artist Talk: 3:00
    see details
  • 2015 Native Plant Garden Tour
    Thanks to everyone who came out!
    You can see an archive of the gardens here

    Five TPF staff gave presentations at the California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference in San Jose in January. See Details
  • Expansion Plans
    Framing begins! Cement has been poured! Handrails have been installed! Click for full-size image.

    Framing Begins! New TPF parking! New TPF handrails!

    Wild Flower Hotline
    The TPF Wild Flower Hotline is updated each Friday. Download 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.