Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants
TPF will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26.
BACK TO REGULAR HOURS: Open Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Closed Sunday – Monday
View our Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday
Thanks to all who voted for TPF to win $100K in the LA 2050 Grants Challenge! Awards will be announced on December 8.
NEW CLASSES: Traditional Uses of Native Plants, 12/5. see all classes
10/26/2015 New York Times - TPF Board and Staff members weigh in on the changing face of California gardens. read article
10/2015 L.A. Weekly, Best of L.A. - "Best Native Plants" read article
Garden Share Network - a new TPF Nursery program. Read more
Sponsor a brick for the front walk! See Details
$250 - $500 - $1000
In The Art Gallery
Ann Page: Winged, Fluted and Reticulated
Oct 3-Dec 31, 2015 details here
Plant of the Month
November: Sisyrinchium bellum – Blue-Eyed Grass (Iridaceae)
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.