Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants
TPF was spared—Thank you, firefighters. We are open for business!
SUMMER HOURS (until Oct 31):
Open Thursday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday
Open letter to TPF friends from Executive Director Kitty Connolly and Board President DJ Peterson9/7/17 KPPC reporter Sharon McNary interviews Kitty Connolly about the La Tuna Fire.
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In Response to the La Tuna Fire, September 2017
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New employment opportunity: Volunteer Engagement Coordinator. See details
In the Art Gallery
A Call to Action: Works by Edward Lum, 2017 Theodore Payne Foundation Artist-in-Residence
Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, December 30, 2017
Artist reception: Saturday, September 9, 1:00-3:00pm, with artist talk at 2:00pm. Refreshments will be served. Details
Plant of the Month
Eriogonum fasciculatum ‘Warriner Lytle’—Warriner Lytle California Buckwheat
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 and Hummingbirds
A free talk by Lili Singer
Saturday, September 30, 2:00-3:00pm
1550 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello 90640
VISIT TPF OUTREACH BOOTHS AT:
Friday, September 22, 7:00-10:00pm
USU Grand Salon, near Matador Walk, cnr of University/Lindley
9320-9344 E University Dr, Northridge 91325
Music, food and more.
Descanso Gardens Water Fest
Saturday, September 23, 9:00am-2:30pm
1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge 91011
Speakers, family crafts, and tour of native-landscaped areas with Lisa Novick at 9:15am
KPCC Open House
Sunday, October 1, 11:00am-4:00pm
Mohn Broadcast Center
474 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena 91105
FALL PLANT SALEThurs, Fri & Sat, Oct 26, 27 & 28
Discounts to all!
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.