Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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Summer Hours: Thursday – Saturday      8:30 AM – 4:30 PM       Closed Sunday – Wednesday
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Help TPF win $100K in the LA2050 Grants Challenge! Vote now through Oct 25 at 5:00pm. Every vote counts!
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9/20/2016 On KPPC's Airtalk with Larry Mantle, Lili Singer discusses lawns, water conservation and alternative ideas for the landscape. Listen.

9/8/2016 Heather King writes about her TPF class and nursery visit in Angelus. Read

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

Christine Nguyen: Cyanotype Impressions of California Plants
September 10 through December 30, 2016

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

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  • Plant of the Month
    October 2016:
    Abutilon palmeri—Indian Mallow (Malvaceae)

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    P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Festival
    Saturday, October 22 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Griffith Park, near the Merry-Go-Round
    4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, 90027

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

    LA2050 Grants Challenge
    Help TPF win $100K. Vote now through Oct 25
    Vote Here

    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.