Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

The Theodore Payne Foundation will be closed Saturday, July 2

What's New
The Theodore Payne Foundation will be closed Saturday, July 2 for inventory.

New! Summer Pre-order Plant Sale.
Through September 30 (or as long as supplies last)
Purchase plants from a select list now at discounted prices - and pick up later for fall planting. Details

Designer Days
New this Summer: low-cost one-on-one design consultations. Register for either Saturday, July 23 or Saturday, August 20

Save 20% on these great plants, while supplies last. Discount to TPF members and non-members!
1 gal & 5 gal Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Monterey Carpet'
1 gal Boechera (Arabis) sparsiflora
1 gal Epilobium (Zauschneria) 'John BIxby'
1 gal Salvia 'Bon Bon'
1 gal Muhlenbergia rigens
5" Marsilea vestita ssp. vestita
1 gal Salvia leucophylla
1 gal & 2 gal Woodwardia fimbriata

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In the Art Gallery
Estelle DeRidder: California Native Plants and their Pollinators
May 7 through August 20, 2016
details here

Sponsor a brick for the front walk! See Details

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  • Plant of the Month

    June 2016:
    Ribes aureum var. gracillimum—Golden Currant (Grossulariaceae)

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    Dwell on Design
    See the Theodore Payne Foundation represented in two talks at Dwell:
    Friday, June 24 at 3:15 PM -- Executive Director Kitty Connolly challenges LA to overcome The Green Grass Problem
    Saturday, June 25 at 11:35 AM -- TPF Board President Cassy Aoyagi presses for new landscape standards at the LEEDing with Landscape discussion
    Details at

    Look, Ma, No Lawn! a free talk by TPF's Lili Singer
    Saturday, June 25, 3:00pm
    Live Oak Library
    4153-55 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 91006
    Details at

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

    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.