Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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2015 Native Garden Tour, March 21-22
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Visit the Theodore Payne Foundation's wish list on Amazon here.

Five TPF staff are presenting at California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference in San Jose in January. See Details

Los Angeles Times – Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business. Read

Theodore Payne in the Christian Science Monitor Read

Bell Tsou of Channel 18 visited TPF on one of the hottest days of last summer. Watch!

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  • 12th Annual Garden Tour
    March 21-22
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  • Brewing up Support for TPF
    Thank you to all our donors, sponsors, and partygoers for making the Third Annual Gathering of Friends such a success!
    See photos and read about the event here!
  • Expansion Plans
    Our new educational facilities are under construction! Nursery and store are open during construction. View Plans | View Elevations
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    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.