Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

Summer Hours: Thursday – Saturday      8:30 AM – 4:30 PM       Closed Sunday – Wednesday
What's New
New! Summer Pre-order Plant Sale.
Through September 30 (or as long as supplies last)
Purchase plants from a select list now at discounted prices - and pick up later for fall planting. Details

Horticultural Intern
TPF is accepting applications to the 2016-2017 Horticultural Intern Program. Details

Concurrent: Theodore Payne Foundation plays a major role in the Los Angeles Public Art Biennial, CURRENT:LA Water.
Concurrent talks at the Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley on Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
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Job Opportunity: TPF is seeking a Bookstore and Front Office Coordinator. See details

In the Art Gallery

Estelle DeRidder: California Native Plants and their Pollinators
May 7 through August 20, 2016
details here

Sponsor a brick for the front walk! See Details

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  • Plant of the Month

    July 2016:
    Salvia ‘Bon Bon’—Bon Bon Sage (Lamiaceae)

    August 2016:
    Achillea millefolium—Common Yarrow (Asteraceae)

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    Free Concurrent talks at the Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley on Thursdays, 4:00-5:00

    July 28: Joshua Link, Principal, Ecotone Studios, On Roaming Rivers & Forgotten Floodplains
    Aug 4: Genevieve Arnold, TPF Seed Program Manager, Life Linked to Land: Growing Local by Planting Native.
    Aug 11: Lili Singer, TPF Director of Adult Education, Native Partners: Plant/Animal Relationships by the River
    Aug 18: Flora Ito, TPF Nursery Sales Manager, Lost and Re-found: Native Plants of the Los Angeles River

    Join artist Estelle DeRidder for a free demonstration of her techniques on TPF grounds
    Saturday, August 13, 10:00am-noon
    No reservations required; bring your hat and water bottle

    Fall Plant Sale
    Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 27, 28 & 29

    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.