Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday      8:30 AM – 4:30 PM       Closed Sunday – Monday
What's New
34th Annual Wild Flower Hotline
Weekly updates form March-May. Joe Spano, the Voice of the Wild Flower Hotline, is back!
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3/18/2017 - An LA Times Home section story on spring plant sales kicks off the season with TPF's Poppy Day. Read

3/17/2017 - The MOMSLA blog highlights our Wild Flower Hill Trail in the post Best Local Kid-Friendly Spots to See Wildflowers. Read.

3/15/2017 - The KCET Food and Living blog by Clarissa Wei focuses on the Theodore Payne Nursery and interviews Kitty Connolly. Read.

3/14/2017 - The LA Times online and print story on their favorite garden tours includes our 14th annual Garden Tour. Read.

3/14/2017 - Alicia Silverstone alerts followers to our Native Plant Garden Tour via her blog, The Kind Life. Read.

3/10/2017 - The City Watch blog is all about TPF's Wild Flower Hotline, Poppy Day and Garden Tour. Read.

3/08/2017 - The LA Times Travel section blog by Mary Forgion details the Wild Flower Hotline and includes an interview with Joe Spano, the Voice of the Wild Flower Hotline! Read and listen

3/05/2017 - The LA Times blog and print edition offer details about our Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale. Read.

3/5/2017 - The LA Times blog and print edition offer details about our Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale. Read.

3/04/2017 - Barbara Eisenstein's Weeding Wild Suburbia blog includes a lovely post about the TPF Garden Tour. Read.

3/03/17 - A Press Enterprise (and associated papers) story highlights best spots for wild flowers and TPF Wild Flower Hotline coordinator Lorrae Fuentes, and includes a short video of TPF Horticulturist Steve Singer. Read and watch.

March 2017 - KPCC's Events blog includes and info about our upcoming Garden Tour. Read.

March 2017 - TPF tops the list of links to California Wildflower Websites on Sandy Steinman's Natural History Wanderings blog. Read.

March 2017 - Arroyo magazine includes TPF in a piece on public gardens, info on our Poppy Day sale, and an excellent article by Ilsa Setziol on native plants for shady spots. Read.

March 2017 - Westways magazine spotlights our Garden Tour as one of five best events! Read PDF.

2/25/2017 - Reporter Suzanne Sproul, writing for the Los Angeles Daily News (and San Bernardino County Sun, among others), focuses on hummingbirds with guidance from TPF's Lili Singer. Read.
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    Annual Garden Tour

    Plant of the Month
    MARCH 2017:
    Chilopsis ‘Burgundy’—Burgundy Desert Willow (Bignoniaceae)

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    Horticultural Intern
    TPF is accepting applications to the 2016-2017 Horticultural Intern Program. Details
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    Events
    34th Annual Wild Flower Hot Line
    Weekly updates March through May
    READ ONLINE
    LISTEN at 818 768-1802 ext. 7

    California Native Plants: The Big Picture, a free talk by Lisa Novick
    Saturday, April 1, 2:00-4:00pm
    Duarte Library, 1301 Buena Vista St., Duarte 91010

    ANNUAL THEODORE PAYNE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN TOUR
    Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017

    2017 Garden Tour tickets
    now on sale here!

    Native Plant Week Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale
    Saturday, April 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
    Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino 91436
    Co-sponsored by TPF and the California Native Plant Society, LA/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter Free admission. Displays, talks (by Genny Arnold, Carol Bornstein and Bryn Potter), books and posters, plus plants from the Theodore Payne Nursery.
    In the Art Gallery
    In The Gallery Joan Keesey: Wildflowers at Theodore Payne

    Saturday, January 21 through Saturday, April 22, 2017

    details 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.