Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday      8:30 AM – 4:30 PM       Closed Sunday – Monday
What's New
34th Annual Wild Flower Hotline
Weekly updates form March-May. Joe Spano, the Voice of the Wild Flower Hotline, is back!
LISTEN at 818 768-1802 ext. 7

4/21/2017 - KCRW-fm/NPR journalist Gideon Brower reports on Joe Spano and TPF's Wild Flower Hotline. Read and Listen

3/30/2017 - KTLA Morning News reporter Gayle Anderson visits Garden Tour locations with TPF's Kitty Connolly. Watch.

3/28/2017 - The popular Houzz blog features 10 enticing Garden Tour locations. Read.

3/24/2017 - Wonderful Los Angeles Times coverage of the Garden Tour. Read.

3/18/2017 - An LA Times Home section story on spring plant sales kicks off the season with TPF's Poppy Day. Read.

3/17/2017 - The MOMSLA blog highlights our Wild Flower Hill Trail in the post Best Local Kid-Friendly Spots to See Wildflowers. Read.

3/15/2017 - The KCET Food and Living blog by Clarissa Wei focuses on the Theodore Payne Nursery and interviews Kitty Connolly. Read.

3/14/2017 - The LA Times online and print story on their favorite garden tours includes our 14th annual Garden Tour. Read.

3/14/2017 - Alicia Silverstone alerts followers to our Native Plant Garden Tour via her blog, The Kind Life. Read.

3/10/2017 - The City Watch blog is all about TPF's Wild Flower Hotline, Poppy Day and Garden Tour. Read.

3/08/2017 - The LA Times Travel section blog by Mary Forgion details the Wild Flower Hotline and includes an interview with Joe Spano, the Voice of the Wild Flower Hotline! Read and listen

3/05/2017 - The LA Times blog and print edition offer details about our Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale. Read.

3/5/2017 - The LA Times blog and print edition offer details about our Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale. Read.

3/04/2017 - Barbara Eisenstein's Weeding Wild Suburbia blog includes a lovely post about the TPF Garden Tour. Read.

3/03/17 - A Press Enterprise (and associated papers) story highlights best spots for wild flowers and TPF Wild Flower Hotline coordinator Lorrae Fuentes, and includes a short video of TPF Horticulturist Steve Singer. Read and watch.

March 2017 - KPCC's Events blog includes and info about our upcoming Garden Tour. Read.

March 2017 - TPF tops the list of links to California Wildflower Websites on Sandy Steinman's Natural History Wanderings blog. Read.

March 2017 - Arroyo magazine includes TPF in a piece on public gardens, info on our Poppy Day sale, and an excellent article by Ilsa Setziol on native plants for shady spots. Read.

March 2017 - Westways magazine spotlights our Garden Tour as one of five best events! Read PDF.

2/25/2017 - Reporter Suzanne Sproul, writing for the Los Angeles Daily News (and San Bernardino County Sun, among others), focuses on hummingbirds with guidance from TPF's Lili Singer. Read.
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  • Annual Garden Tour
    Annual Garden Tour Thanks to all who attended our 14th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour - our most successful tour ever! Thanks also to the garden hosts, designers, volunteer docents and our sponsors.

    Plant of the Month
    April 2017:
    All Annuals and Bulbs! (various families)

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    34th Annual Wild Flower Hot Line
    Weekly updates March through May
    LISTEN at 818 768-1802 ext. 7

    A special TPF fundraising event
    Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-4:00pm
    Four garden stops, a gourmet and gluten-free lunch, afternoon cocktails, and compelling speakers.
    Register here

    Visit our TPF Outreach Booths

    Caltech Earth Day Event
    Friday, April 21, 11:00am-1:30pm
    San Pasqual Walk, Caltech campus
    1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena 91125

    Glassell Park Earth Day Festival, celebrating Rio de Los Angeles State Park’s 10-Year Anniversary
    Saturday, April 22, 10:00am-5:00pm
    1900 N San Fernando Rd, LA 90065
    Includes talk by Lisa Novick at 2:15 pm

    Glendale Historical Society Earth Day Event
    Sunday, April 23, 11:00am-4:00pm
    The Doctor’s House at Brand Park
    1601 W Mountain St, Glendale 91201
    Includes talk by Lisa Novick at 2:00 pm

    CSUN/LADWP Earth Day Event
    Saturday, April 29, 10:00am-2:00pm
    Matadome, corner of Zelzah and Plummer
    Cal State Northridge, Northridge 91330

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

    Saturday, January 21 through Saturday, April 22, 2017

    details 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.