Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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

Theodore Payne will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving

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Theodore Payne will be CLOSED:
- Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving

10/28/2017 - From the Los Angeles Daily News: TPF is featured in a fine piece by Joshua Siskin about landscaping in fire-prone areas. READ

If you can't able to come to the La Tuna Regeneration Series, watch them on YouTube. "Sustainable Slopes with Josh Link on Sept 30" WATCH

9/28/2017 - Kitty Connolly discusses the state of LA's palm trees on KPPC's Air Talk with Larry Mantle. LISTEN

9/21/2017 TPF and Torrance firefighters are featured in this story by Michelle N. Meyers in the Lumberjack newspaper from Humboldt State! READ

9/7/17 KPPC reporter Sharon McNary interviews Kitty Connolly about the La Tuna Fire. READ

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

Plant of the Month
November 2017:
Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Margarita BOP’—Margarita BOP Foothill Penstemon (Plantaginaceae)


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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



FREE Half-day Conference, in collaboration with California Fire Science Consortium
Wednesday, November 8
10:00-2:30 at TPF
Five speakers.
Details and RSVP here

Brown is NOT the New Green, a free talk by Lisa Novick at the monthly meeting of the CNPS, LA/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
Tuesday, November 14, 7:30-9:30pm
Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 W. Magnolia Bl., Encino 91346

Garden Tour
15th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
Sat & Sun, April 14 & 15, 2018

Advance tickets now on sale!
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.