Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday      8:30 AM – 4:30 PM       Closed Sunday – Monday
What's New

Applications are due by July 17 for TPF's Summer 2017 horticultural internship session. Details here.

Summer Hours begin July 2 - TPF nursery and offices open Thursday-Saturday, 8:30-4:30 (Closed Sunday-Wednesday) through October 31

5/17/2017 - The Glendale News Press ran this lovely story about Ella, an 8th grader, and the native garden she created with assistance from TPF. Read.

Internal growth: TPF Board President Cassy Aoyagi and Executive Director Kitty Connolly recently completed the Annenberg Alchemy+ training; and Kitty and TPF Seed Program Manager Genny Arnold took part in the Grantsmanship Training. We are so grateful that such excellent professional development is supported by the Annenberg Foundation, Steinmetz Foundation, California Community Foundation, The Ralph M. Parson Foundation, S. Mark Taper Foundation, and Dwight Stuart Youth Fund. Thank you!

In the Art Gallery

The Gottlieb Native Garden:
Photographs by Susan Gottlieb

Saturday, May 6 through Saturday, August 19, 2017


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  • Plant of the Month
    June 2017:
    Phacelia californica—California Phacelia (Boraginaceae)

    July 2017:
    Salvia leucophylla ‘Pt. Sal’—Pt. Sal Purple Sage (Lamiaceae)


    Native Plants & Hummingbirds, a free talk by Lili Singer, at TWO locations:
    Monthly meeting of the Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter
    Tuesday, June 6, with snacks at 7:00, talk at 7:30
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice,
    1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, LA 90017
      - AND -
    Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
    Tuesday, June 27, 5:00-6:00
    7771 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga 91042

    Drought-Tolerant Plant Festival, sponsored by the LA Cactus & Succulent Society
    Saturday, June 10, 9:00-5:00
    Sepulveda Garden Center
    16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino 91316
    Plant sales (inc. natives from TPF), exhibits, and free talks (inc. Gardening with California Natives with Lili Singer at 10:30)
    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.