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In-Person Shopping at Theodore Payne Foundation

The health and safety of customers, volunteers and staff is our top priority. To ensure that we can maintain physical distancing, we ask that you reserve a shopping slot before you come to our headquarters. Click here to reserve your in-store timed slot.

Our extensive nursery exclusively sells California native plants, in a beautiful natural setting. We are open Tuesday-Saturday 8:30AM – 4:00PM.

Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline

The acclaimed Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline offers free weekly on-line and recorded updates – posted each Friday from March through May – on the best locations for viewing spring wild flowers in Southern and Central California. Learn more here.

Our online store features our entire inventory for in-store pickup or shipping (Plants available for in-store pickup only). In-store pick up hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:30AM – 4:00PM. Click here to shop online.

Support TPF

Theodore Payne Foundation is a non-profit organization that relies on our community to help advance our mission through tax deductible donations, memberships, and volunteering. Thank you for your support.

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Jun 16: California Native Container Plants

Jun 24: Poppy Hour: Cultural Burns

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Theodore Payne Foundation acknowledges that it sits on the traditional village of Wiqánga, the ancestral home of the Wiqánvitam who are now known as the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.

We acknowledge our neighbors: Tongva, Chumash, Tataviam, Kitanemuk and Serrano, the original stewards of what is now Los Angeles County. We are committed to uplifting the names of these lands and community members from the over 200 California First Nations who reside alongside us and honor their Traditional Ecological Knowledge.