Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
(Closed Sunday-Monday)

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
Now online: La Tuna Canyon Regeneration talks on TPF's YouTube channel. WATCH

11/2017 - Kitty Connolly is interviewed in Huntington Frontiers, discussing the Ranch at the Huntington. READ.

10/28/2017 - From the Los Angeles Daily News: TPF is featured in a fine piece by Joshua Siskin about landscaping in fire-prone areas. READ

9/28/2017 - Kitty Connolly discusses the state of LA's palm trees on KPPC's Air Talk with Larry Mantle. LISTEN

9/21/2017 TPF and Torrance firefighters are featured in this story by Michelle N. Meyers in the Lumberjack newspaper from Humboldt State! READ

9/7/17 KPPC reporter Sharon McNary interviews Kitty Connolly about the La Tuna Fire. READ

Plant of the Month

February 2018:
Platanus racemosa—Western Sycamore (Platanaceae)
In the Art Gallery
Illuminations: Oil Paintings by Andrew Danielsen

Saturday, February 10 through Saturday, April 21, 2018


Theodore Payne Foundation 2018 Calendar
Theodore Payne Foundation 2018 Calendar

TPF calendar featuring 2017 Artist-in-Residence Ed Lum.
Now only $5.00

Order online here

La Tuna Fire
Open letter to TPF friends from Executive Director Kitty Connolly and Board President DJ Peterson

In Response to the La Tuna Fire, September 2017

La Tuna Canyon Regeneration Series: free lectures and workshop

Garden Tour
15th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
Saturday & Sunday,
April 14 & 15, 2018

Advance tickets now on sale!


Gardening for Wildlife, a free talk by Lisa Novick & Panel Presentations about Native Landscaping
Thurs, Feb 22, 6:00-8:00pm
Founders Hall, Calabasas Library
200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas 91302

TPF Outreach at Oak Park USD’s Sustainability Showcase
Sat Feb 24, 10:00am-2:00pm
Oak Park High School
899 N. Kanan Rd, Oak Park 91377
Free; family activities

Two free talks by Lisa Novick - California Native Plants: The Big Picture & Planning Your Garden
Mon, Feb 26, 6:00-7:00pm
Pico Rivera Library
9001 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera 90660

Building Resilience with Native Plants: Gardening for Wildlife, a free class with Tim Becker
Cosponsored by TPF and LA Metro
Thurs, March 1, 10:00-11;30am
@LA Metro Headquarters (downtown LA)
RSVP required.

Saturday, March 24, 8:30am-4:30pm
Discounts to all!
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. 

 To: Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.