Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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What's New
Rewilding Los Angeles: An insider garden tour. SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 21, 9 AM to 4 PM
Take an intimate look at three private gardens and explore one of the Foundation’s award-winning Landscaping for Resilience projects, each revitalized with native plants. The program includes compelling speakers, a gourmet vegetarian lunch, and custom cocktails. Learn more about this educational fundraising tour at Rewilding Los Angeles.
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Current employment opportunities at TPF: Seed Program Assistant, K-12 Educator (Part time), Communications Intern


Wild Flower Hotline
LAST TWO WEEKS!
Weekly updates on the best locations for viewing spring wildflowers, posted each Friday through May.
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In the Art Gallery
Estelle DeRidder: California Native Plants and their Pollinators

May 7 through August 20, 2016


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  • Plant of the Month
    May 2016:
    Dudleya brittonii—Britton’s Dudleya, Giant Chalk Dudleya (Crassulaceae)



    June 2016:
    Ribes aureum var. gracillimum—Golden Currant (Grossulariaceae)

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    Classes
    Events
    Native Plants in Containers
    A free talk by Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour Coordinator Margaret Oakley Otto
    Sunday, May 29, 3:00pm
    Potted @ Lazybones -- Grand Opening
    2929 Main St.
    Santa Monica 90405

    Rewilding Los Angeles: An insider garden tour. SOLD OUT
    Saturday, May 21, 9 AM to 4 PM
    Take an intimate look at three private gardens and explore one of the Foundation’s award-winning Landscaping for Resilience projects, each revitalized with native plants. The program includes compelling speakers, a gourmet vegetarian lunch, and custom cocktails. Learn more about this educational fundraising tour at Rewilding Los Angeles.

    Event Info

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS

    Fall Plant Sale
    Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 27, 28 & 29
    8:30am-4:30pm
    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.