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

September 2016 Carolyn Kormann writes about TPF (and lawns) in Harper's Magazine. Read

6/23/2016 Genny Arnold discusses California native bulbs with North State Public Radio host Jennifer Jewell. Listen

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

    August 2016:
    Achillea millefolium—Common Yarrow (Asteraceae)

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    Wild Suburbia talk and booksigning with author Barbara Eisenstein
    Thursday, September 1, 7:00-8:30pm
    Free with light refreshments.

    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.