Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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5/13/2015 KPPC: Kitty Connolly highlights garden-worthy native plants – click on the audio icon. read

5/12/15 Malibu Surfside News reports on Lili Singer’s presentation. read

TPF was honored to receive the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' Green Leadership Award on April 29, 2015, for our public garden program Landscaping for Resilience.

Congratulations to Lisa Novick and all our community partners!

See press release here.
Coverage by KTLA here and the Los Angeles County Green Leadership Awards here

04/30/2015 LA Times reports on Bird LA Day. read

04/30/2015 KTLA's Gayle Anderson visits two of TPF's Landscaping for Resilience gardens. read

04/20/2015 LA Times reports on TPF's work with middle school students to develop a conservation ethic. read

KCRW’s Which Way LA? reports on drought and lawns. Read

La Canada Valley Sun visits Lisa Novick's garden and dispels myths about native gardens. Read
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    In The Art Gallery
    Mara Lonner: So much, nothing
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  • Indigenous Uses of California Native Plants, with Nick Hummingbird
    Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10-11 a.m.
    Silver Lake Meadow Native Plant Garden, 850 W Silver Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90026

  • Drought-tolerant Plant Festival sponsored by Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society
    Saturday, May 30, 9:00-5:00
    Sepulveda Garden Center
    16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino 91436
    Displays, demos, plants, talk by TPF’s Lili Singer and plant sales from Theodore Payne Nursery
    Free admission

  • Medicinal Uses of California Native Plants, with James Adams
    Sunday, June 21, 2015 10-11 a.m.
    Silver Lake Meadow Native Plant Garden, 850 W Silver Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90026

  • 2015 Native Plant Garden Tour
    Thanks to everyone who came out!
    You can see an archive of the gardens here

    KTLA - Gayle Anderson covers Poppy Days Plant Sale Read
  • Expansion Plans
    Walls are up! Click for full-size image.

    New TPF parking! Framing Begins! New TPF handrails!

    Wild Flower Hotline
    The TPF Wild Flower Hotline is updated each Friday. Download 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.