Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants
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Back to Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Closed Sunday – Monday
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WINTER PLANT SALE
Th, Fr, Sat, Jan 26, 27 & 28. Discounts to all!
Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant
Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017
2017 Garden Tour tickets now on sale here!
11/01/2016 - LAUSD Daily features the school garden TPF helped design and install at Narbonne High School. Read.
9/20/2016 On KPPC's Airtalk with Larry Mantle, Lili Singer discusses lawns, water conservation and alternative ideas for the landscape. Listen.
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
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
Sponsor a brick for the front walk! See Details
$250 - $500 - $1000
Plant of the Month
Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’—Winnifred Gilman Cleveland Sage (Lamiaceae)
Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’—Ray Hartman California Lilac (Rhamnaceae)
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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.