Video courtesy of Aerial Inspired Reality


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


Eschscholzia californica var. maritima


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We are open for take out orders! Updates on Coronavirus.

Please read updates on our 2020 Garden Tour.

We’re celebrating our 60th Anniversary! Read Executive Director Evan Meyer’s blog about our heritage and upcoming 60th events.

Wild Flower Chasers: The 37th annual Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline starts Friday, March 6, with written and recorded reports, updated weekly March-May. 

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TPF Updates Concerning the Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 24 While the Sales Yard and Bookstore remain closed until further notice, we are happy to announce that our new plant takeout system is up and running. You can select plants from our inventory, pay over the phone, and pick them up safely without coming...

Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary

By Evan Meyer, Executive Director Two days before his passing in May of 1963, Theodore Payne had a simple request. Speaking of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants, only three years old at the time, he asked Jim Seaman, our first board...