Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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What's New
KCRW’s Which Way LA? reports on drought and lawns. Read

La Canada Valley Sun visits Lisa Novick's garden and dispels myths about native gardens. Read

Sponsor a brick for the front walk! Details

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal - Reports on conversion of Newhall yard Read

Employment Opportunity:
TPF seeks Nursery Sales Associate (Part-Time). Details

Notice: The west-bound off-ramp for La Tuna Canyon Road is closed through late April. See options here
KTLA - Gayle Anderson covers Poppy Days Plant Sale Read

NEW! Sponsor a brick for the front walk! See Details

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  • In The Art Gallery
    Mara Lonner: So much, nothing
    March 21 to June 27, 2015


  • One Chicken Fest
    Saturday, April 18, 10:00-4:00
    North Hollywood Park
    Kids’ activities, sustainable food, local artists & musicians, e-waste recycling, native plants, green demos
    Free admission
    See details

  • Native Plant Week Symposium, Wildflower Show and Plant Sale
    Saturday, April 18, 9:00-4:00

    Sepulveda Garden Center
    16633 Magnolia Bl., Encino 91316

    Talks, displays, book and plant sales!
    Free admission.
    Cosponsored by TPF and the California Native Plant Society, LA/Santa Monica Mts. Chapter
    See details

  • 2015 Native Plant Garden Tour
    Thanks to everyone who came out!
    You can see an archive of the gardens here

  • Five TPF staff gave presentations at the California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference in San Jose in January. See Details
  • Expansion Plans
    Framing begins! Cement has been poured! Handrails have been installed! Click for full-size image.

    Framing Begins! New TPF parking! New TPF handrails!

    Wild Flower Hotline
    The TPF Wild Flower Hotline is updated each Friday. Download 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.