Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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

2015 Native Plant Garden Tour, March 21-22
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Tickets On Sale Now

Los Angeles Times:
TPF weighs in on the future of gardening. Read

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

Five TPF staff gave presentations at the 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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  • Three Windows into the Future:
    An exclusive look at exceptional gardens

    Saturday, March 14
    An intimate look at three exquisite gardens (and homes) that showcase the beauty of California natives and California living. Lunch, compelling speakers and transportation included.
    Tickets: $150. Only 30 tickets available.
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  • 2015 Native Plant Garden Tour
    March 21-22
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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

  • Expansion Plans
    Cement has been poured! Handrails have been installed!
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    New TPF parking! New TPF parking! New TPF handrails!

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    Visit the Theodore Payne Foundation's wish list on Amazon here.

    Plant of the Month
    Festuca idahoensis 'Moody Blue'

    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.