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



Friday & Saturday, February 21 & 22

We’re open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm (Closed Sunday-Monday) 



Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants, established 1960, celebrates our 60th Anniversary with special events throughout 2020. Watch this website and our social media for updates! 

Feb 11, 2020 – Newly appointed Executive Director Evan Meyer reflects on his first day of work at the Foundation. 

Exciting news! Evan Meyer has been appointed as our new Executive Director. 

Mark your calendars! WINTER PLANT SALE, Fri & Sat, Feb 21 & 22. Discounts to all on plants, seed, and TPF gear! Details.

Tickets are available for the Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour, March 28-29, 2020. GET YOURS NOW. Bring a friend! 

Nov 8, 2019 – Recommended gift for gardeners: Native Plants for Southern California Gardens in The Los Angeles Times. BUY THEM HERE.

Nov 7, 2019 – The Los Angeles Times introduces our Native Plants for Southern California Gardens flashcards. BUY THEM HERE.

Kitty Connolly announces her departure

Oct 3, 2019 – Plant Myths Debunked — including some CA native plant myths — in the Greenwich Times

Oct 2, 2019 – TPF’s Erin Johnson is leading a planting effort at La Canada’s Lanterman  House

Sept 6, 2019 – Garden Design recommends a visit to Theodore Payne Foundation as part of your fall garden planning.


Images courtesy of Marc Kummel

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           TPF On the Road

Sat, Feb 8, 10am – Western Monarchs: Creating Habitat with Native Plants, a talk by Erin Johnson at the Stevenson Ranch Library. Details.  

Sat, Feb 8, 1pm – Perfect Partners: Gardening with Natives and All Sorts of Edibles, a talk by Lili Singer at the Wiseburn Library in Hawthorne. Details

Feb 19, 6pm – Easy Native Plants for Urban Spaces, a talk by Erin Johnson (with TPF’s Genny Arnold and Native American ethnobotanist Kat High) at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. Details. 

Top Ten: November 2019

We’ve been posting our best selling plants, month by month, for more than a year now. This is meant to encourage larger-scale growers to put more native plants into production by taking some of the mystery out of the demand.

Top Ten: October 2019

Top Ten: October 2019 With fall on its way, some backbone shrubs are breaking into the top ten. Buckwheat and coyote bush were strong sellers, alongside some perennial favorites.   Asclepias fascicularis Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Eriogonum crocatum...