Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

TPF will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26.

BACK TO REGULAR HOURS: Open Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Closed Sunday – Monday

View our Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New

Thanks to all who voted for TPF to win $100K in the LA 2050 Grants Challenge! Awards will be announced on December 8.

NEW CLASSES: Traditional Uses of Native Plants, 12/5. see all classes

10/26/2015 New York Times - TPF Board and Staff members weigh in on the changing face of California gardens. read article

10/2015 L.A. Weekly, Best of L.A. - "Best Native Plants" read article

Garden Share Network - a new TPF Nursery program. Read more
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    Beneficial Bugs, a free talk by Lili Singer
    Saturday, December 5, 10:00-11:30am
    Hill Avenue Branch, Pasadena Public Library
    55 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena 91106

    13th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour:
    April 2-3, 2016 - Archives here

    Early bird tickets are now on sale here!
    Expansion Plans
    Ed Center is open!!! New photos coming soon!

    Ed Center! New Rest Rooms!!

    In The Art Gallery
    Ann Page: Winged, Fluted and Reticulated
    Oct 3-Dec 31, 2015 details here

    Plant of the Month
    November: Sisyrinchium bellum – Blue-Eyed Grass (Iridaceae)
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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 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. 

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.