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.


September 9, 2018 — The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good, a post on The Urban Forager blog, including Kitty Connolly’s views about the conflict between water conservation and local food production.

August 31, 2018 – Native Landscaping Sells Houses, an article by Kitty Connolly in Green Home Builders Magazine

August 22, 2018 – A Frontier for Native Plant Landscapes: Public Housing, an article about TPF’s work in California Native Plant Society’s Flora magazine. Interview with Tim Becker and Kitty Connolly.


September 22, 2018 – Opening reception for Artist-in-Residence Julia Paull: Perfect Mason in the Theodore Payne Gallery.

October 24, 2018 – Special Fall Plant Sale Preview on Wednesday, October 24, from noon to 6:00 PM for members at the Contributor level and above.

October 25 – 27, 2018 – Fall Plant Sale with discounts for all from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM all three days.

April 6 – 7, 2019 – 16th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS


August 7, 2018 – TPF seeks Bookstore Assistant. See details

Summer Garden Care

When temperatures rise, garden maintenance slows but never ceases entirely. Summer tasks include strategic weed control, careful watering, selective pruning, seed harvesting, and more. And summer is the perfect time to imagine possibilities for your native plant...

New Website V3

In early 2014, just after I started working here, Theodore Payne Foundation premiered a new web site, the product of many months of work. This was a big step forward for TPF and a crowning accomplishment for former Executive Director Lynnette Kampe. After four years...