Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

What's New
     It's California Native Plant Week!
We're celebrating by offering a discount (15% for members and 10% for non-members) on bulbs in 4" pots and specials each day:
Wednesday, April 16: All Grasses
Thursday, April 17: All Sisyrinchium
Friday, April 18: Juncus and Carex
Saturday, April 19: Irises
  • Wild Flower Hotline 2014 Updated each Friday
  • TPF on NPR's Marketplace to discuss Drought-resistant gardens Read/Listen
  • TPF on KPCC discussing lawn replacement. Read/Listen
  • Kitty Connolly named TPF Executive Director.
  • Nursery Inventory updated Thursdays

  • Support
  • Volunteer
  • Donate Now
  • Make a Recurring Donation
  • Gift Certificates $25 $50 $100
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  • Visit our nursery and store - only 20 minutes from downtown L.A. (directions)

  • Classes


    Saturday, April 19, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Sepulveda Garden Center
    16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino 91436
  • In The Gallery
    Jessica Rath – Buzz Pollinate:
    Slits, Pores, and Valves

    March 29 through June 14, 2014
    Opening Reception: Saturday, March 29, 2:00-4:30 p.m. with artist talk at 3:00 p.m.
    Expansion Plans
    New Nature Education Facilities
  • Winter Update
  • View Plans
  • View Elevations
  • 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 plant – 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.