Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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Back to Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday      8:30 AM – 4:30 PM       Closed Sunday – Monday
What's New
1/07/2017 - TPF's Lili Singer discusses hummers and native plants in two upcoming talks. Read.

12/13/16 - The Center for Community Change features our partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. Read

New: Give the gift of a California native plant! See how you can sponsor a plant here.

Mark Your Calendar
Th, Fr, Sat, Jan 26, 27 & 28. Discounts to all!
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11/01/2016 - LAUSD Daily features the school garden TPF helped design and install at Narbonne High School. Read.

9/20/2016 On KPPC's Airtalk with Larry Mantle, Lili Singer discusses lawns, water conservation and alternative ideas for the landscape. Listen.

September 2016 Carolyn Kormann writes about TPF (and lawns) in Harper's Magazine. Read

6/23/2016 Genny Arnold discusses California native bulbs with North State Public Radio host Jennifer Jewell. Listen

Horticultural Intern
TPF is accepting applications to the 2016-2017 Horticultural Intern Program. Details

In the Art Gallery
In The Gallery Joan Keesey: Wildflowers at Theodore Payne

Saturday, January 21 through Saturday, April 22, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 1:00-3:00pm, with Artist Talk at 2:00pm. Refreshments will be served.
details here

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    Plant of the Month
    JANUARY 2017:
    Constancea (Eriophyllum) nevinii—Catalina Silverlace (Asteraceae)

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    California Native Plant Horticulture Basics, a free talk by Lili Singer
    Saturday, January 14, 2:00pm
    John C. Fremont Branch Library
    6121 Melrose Ave., LA 90038

    Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Joan Keesey for her new exhibition, Wildflowers at Theodore Payne
    Saturday, January 21, 1:00-3:00pm
    Theodore Payne Gallery at TPF in Sun Valley
    Free; refreshments will be served.

    Mark Your Calendar
    Th, Fr, Sat, Jan 26, 27 & 28
    Discounts to all!

    Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017

    2017 Garden Tour tickets
    now on sale here!
    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.