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
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

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.

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
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  • In the Art Gallery

    The Gottlieb Native Garden: Photographs by Susan Gottlieb
    Saturday, May 6 through Saturday, August 19, 2017


    Plant of the Month
    May 2017:
    All Heuchera ‘Canyon Quartet Series’—Canyon Quartet Series Coral Bells (Saxifragaceae)

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    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)

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