Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants

Summer Hours: Open Thursday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm
(Closed Sunday-Wednesday)

View the Nursery Inventory - updated every Thursday

What's New
June 29, 2018 - TPF seeks Adult Education Manager. See details

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


Plant of the Month

June 2018:
Salvia clevelandii and cvs.—Cleveland Sage and cultivars (Lamiaceae)
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

LA Cactus & Succulent Society Annual Drought-tolerant Plant Festival
Sat, June 9, 9:00-4:00 & Sun, June 10, 9:00-3:00
Workshops, talks (Lili Singer on Gardening with Natives at 10:00am), and displays, plus sales of books, pots, and plants, including natives from TPF (only on Sat, 6/9)
Free admission and parking. Details.
Sunday in the Garden: Wilson/Leach, Altadena
Sunday, July 1, 10:00-noon
Our new series begins with a talk about and tour of a marvelous foothills garden. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited!


Perfect Partners: Gardening with Natives & All Sorts of Edibles, a free talk by Lili Singer
Sat, June 16, 1:00pm 
Sorensen Library
6934 Broadway Ave., Whittier 90606

Native Plants and Hummingbirds, a free talk by Lili Singer
Sat, June 21, 1:00pm 
Lloyd Taber Marina del Rey Library
4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 90292

Native Plants and Hummingbirds, a free talk by Lili Singer
Tues, June 26, 6:00pm 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 
17906 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson 90746

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.