Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

View our Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
Our new educational facilities are under construction!
- Nursery and store are open during construction
- Picnic area has been relocated to north of the tree yard
- Port-a-potties are north of the tree yard
- North parking lot is open
- Please do not park on the easement access road
- Take a peek at the progress but please stay out of the construction zone

Bulbs will be available for pre-sale shortly!

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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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  • Brewing up Support for TPF!
    Friday, November 7
    Join us for a fundraising party at Golden Road Brewing.
    Purchase tickets and details here.
    Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

  • First Sunday of each month:
    Hollywood Farmers' Market
    Ivar and Selma, Hollywood 90028
    Sun, October 5, 8am – 1pm

  • In The Gallery
    Plein Air Painting of Theodore Payne Foundation
    by the San Fernando Valley Art Club
    Theodore Payne Gallery
    Extended through September 20, 2014. see details
    Expansion Plans
    New Nature Education Facilities
  • Winter Update
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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.