Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants
SUMMER HOURS :
Open Thursday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday
Theodore Payne and TPF Executive Director Kitty Connolly are featured in this lovely new KCET documentary about Descanso Gardens. Watch.
Applications are due by July 17 for TPF's Summer 2017 horticultural internship session. Details here.
Summer Hours begin July 2 - TPF nursery and offices open Thursday-Saturday, 8:30-4:30 (Closed Sunday-Wednesday) through October 31
5/17/2017 - The Glendale News Press ran this lovely story about Ella, an 8th grader, and the native garden she created with assistance from TPF. Read.
Internal growth: TPF Board President Cassy Aoyagi and Executive Director Kitty Connolly recently completed the Annenberg Alchemy+ training; and Kitty and TPF Seed Program Manager Genny Arnold took part in the Grantsmanship Training. We are so grateful that such excellent professional development is supported by the Annenberg Foundation, Steinmetz Foundation, California Community Foundation, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, S. Mark Taper Foundation, and Dwight Stuart Youth Fund. Thank you!
In the Art Gallery
The Gottlieb Native Garden:
Photographs by Susan Gottlieb
Saturday, May 6 through Saturday, August 19, 2017
Sponsor a brick for the front walk! See Details
$250 - $500 - $1000
Plant of the Month
Salvia leucophylla ‘Pt. Sal’—Pt. Sal Purple Sage (Lamiaceae)
15th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
Sat & Sun, April 14 & 15, 2018:
Apply now to have your garden on the tour.
Don't be shy -- apply!
See all classes and events
Native Plants & Hummingbirds, a free talk by Lili Singer, sponsored by Pasadena Grows
Saturday, July 8, 10:30am-noon
Hill Avenue Branch Library
55 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena 91106
TPF Outreach booth @ Patagonia Pasadena's Granted Film Festival and Enviro Fair
Tuesday, July 11, 6:30pm-9:30pm
47 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena 91103
Food, drinks and music. Films start at 8:15pm
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.