Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
(Closed Sunday-Monday)

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
Employment Opportunity: Seeking Part-time Bookstore Assistant. Details here

Now online: La Tuna Canyon Regeneration talks on TPF's YouTube channel. WATCH

11/2017 - Kitty Connolly is interviewed in Huntington Frontiers, discussing the Ranch at the Huntington. READ.

10/28/2017 - From the Los Angeles Daily News: TPF is featured in a fine piece by Joshua Siskin about landscaping in fire-prone areas. READ

9/28/2017 - Kitty Connolly discusses the state of LA's palm trees on KPPC's Air Talk with Larry Mantle. LISTEN

9/21/2017 TPF and Torrance firefighters are featured in this story by Michelle N. Meyers in the Lumberjack newspaper from Humboldt State! READ

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

Plant of the Month

January 2018:
Encelia ventorum—Baja Bush Sunflower (Asteraceae)
In the Art Gallery
A Call to Action: Works by Edward Lum, 2017 Theodore Payne Foundation Artist-in-Residence

Held over until January 20, 2018.

Theodore Payne Foundation 2018 Calendar

Now available:
Theodore Payne Foundation 2018 Calendar, featuring 2017 Artist-in-Residence Ed Lum.

Order online here

La Tuna Fire
Open letter to TPF friends from Executive Director Kitty Connolly and Board President DJ Peterson

In Response to the La Tuna Fire, September 2017

La Tuna Canyon Regeneration Series: free lectures and workshop

Garden Tour
15th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
Saturday & Sunday,
April 14 & 15, 2018

Advance tickets now on sale!


Fri & Sat, Jan 26 & 27
Discounts to all. Details

Building Resilience with Native Plants: Right Plant, Your Place, a free class with Lili Singer, cosponsored by TPF & LA Metro
Thurs, Jan 18, 10:00-11:30am
@ LA Metro Headquarters (downtown LA)
RSVP required

Native Plants for a Greener Los Angeles, a free talk by Lisa Novick
Thurs, Jan 18, 7:30pm
GFS 106, University of Southern California Los Angeles 90089

Four Seasons of Color with California Natives, a talk by Lili Singer in the APLD Greater Los Angeles Speaker Series
Tues, Jan 23, 4:00-6:00pm
La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena 91105 Tickets

Gardening for Wildlife, a free talk by Lisa Novick
Wed, Jan 24, 6:00pm
Pico Rivera Library, 7828 Serapis Ave, Pico Rivera 90660

TPF Outreach Booth @ Eliot Arts Academy Middle School
Fri, Jan 26, 5:00-8:00pm
2184 N Lake Ave, Altadena 91001
Science Fair; free admission

California Native Plants: the Big Picture, a free talk by Lisa Novick
Sat, Jan 27, 2:00pm
West Covina Library, 1601 W Covina Pkwy, West Covina 91790

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. 

 To: Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.