Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
(Closed Sunday-Monday)

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
Employment Opportunity:
TPF seeks Nursery Sales Associate. See Details

WILD FLOWER HOTLINE New reports weekly March-May
Read and listen

May 2018 - From the blog of the California Native Plant Society, advice from Lili Singer on year-round color in the native garden. Read

April 2018 The blog of Mother Nature's Backyard, Garden 15 on this year's Garden Tour, features recipes for native plant foods served to visitors on tour day. Read

4/18/2018 Director of Horticulture Tim Becker is interviewed by KPCC reporter Emily Guerin on 2018 spring wild flower displays. Listen

4/12/2018 Great coverage by Los Angeles Daily News reporter Sandra Berrera of the Garden Tour, plus more information on native plant gardening. Read

4/07/2018 The LA Times Home section features a spectacular landscape on this year's Garden Tour Read

4/03/2018 LA Times Home section features a spectacular new stop on this year's Garden Tour. Read

Now online: La Tuna Canyon Regeneration talks on TPF's YouTube channel. WATCH

In the Art Gallery

Devon Tsuno: LA River Seedlings Saturday, May 5, through Saturday, August 18, 2018
Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 5, 1:00-3:00pm
Artist Talk at 2:00pm
Refreshments will be served. Details


Plant of the Month

May 2018:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and cvs.—Bearberry or Kinnikinnick and cultivars (Ericaceae)
La Tuna Fire
Open letter to TPF friends from Executive Director Kitty Connolly and Board President DJ Peterson

In Response to the La Tuna Fire, September 2017

La Tuna Canyon Regeneration Series: free lectures and workshop

2018 BirdLA Day
Saturday, May 12
More than 50 free events, inc. two at TPF:
Backyard Birding with Native Plants Workshop Register
Bird Origami Folding Workshop Register

About BirdLA Day :


Native Plants and Hummingbirds, a free talk by Lili Singer
Tues, May 8, 5:30pm
Littlerock Library
35119 80th St E, Littlerock 93543

Native Plants for the Birds, a free talk by Lili Singer, followed by plant sale
Sat, May 19, 10:30am
Wild Birds Unlimited
25416 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance 90505

Native Plants and Hummingbirds, a free talk by Lili Singer at the monthly meeting of the Riviera Garden Club
Tues, May 22, 11:00am
Zamperini Field
3301 Airport Dr, Torrance 90505

Grow Native! Habitat Container Gardening Workshop with Lisa Novick
Sat, May 5, 11:00am-1:00pm
Ballona Discovery Park
13110 Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista 90094
Details and tickets.

Preserving and Restoring Native California Landscapes for Year-Round Beauty, a free talk by Lisa Novick
Glendale Historical Society Restoration Expo 2018
Sun, May 6, 12:00-12:30pm
Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale 91208
Event details.

California Native Plants: The Big Picture, a free talk by Lisa Novick
Sat, May 19, 2:00-3:00pm
Carson Library
151 E Carson St, Carson 90745

TPF Outreach Booths at:

Placerita Canyon Nature Center Open House
Sat, May 12, 9:00am-3:00pm
19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall 91321

Carthay Elementary School Science Fair
Sat, May 12, 11:00-3:00pm
6351 W Olympic Blvd, LA 90048

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. 

 To: Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.