Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

View our Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
Theodore Payne in the Los Angeles TimesRead article here

Native Bulbs: Available now at TPF headquarters in Sun Valley OR pre-order bulbs online for delivery and planting in October! Order Bulbs here

Pre-order plug trays for lawn alternatives and ornamental bunchgrasses -- a great way to save on mass plantings! details here

Third Annual Gathering of Friends - Brewing Up Support for TPF Join us for a fundraising party at Golden Road Brewing, Friday, November 7
Purchase tickets and details here.
Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

Our new educational facilities are under construction! - Nursery and store are open during construction

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  • NEW! Thinking about getting rid of your old vehicle? Donate it to TPF and support a cause that's close to your heart!
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  • HOW DRY...Cocktail Party for Drought Awareness and Relief
    Sunday, November 2, 2014, 4:30-7pm
    Featuring cocktails and appetizers based on TPF's plants!
    Learn more

  • Brewing up Support for TPF!
    Friday, November 7
    Purchase tickets and details here.
    Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)
  • Expansion Plans
    New Nature Education Facilities
  • View Plans
  • View Elevations

  • In The Gallery
    (No shows until Spring 2015)
    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.