CELEBRATING 60 YEARS!
Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about
the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.
We’re open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm (Closed Sunday-Monday)
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!
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
TPF On the Road
Jan 10, 1pm – Easy Native Plants for Urban Spaces, a talk by Erin Johnson and seed-starting workshop with Genny Arnold (with discussion of plant uses by Kat High) at the La Mirada Library. Details.
Jan 11, 2pm – Perfect Partners: Gardening with Natives and All Sorts of Edibles, a talk by Lili Singer at the La Cañada Flintridge Library. Details.
Jan 18, 1pm – Perfect Partners: Gardening with Natives and All Sorts of Edibles, a talk by Lili Singer, at the Compton Library, 240 W Compton Blvd, 90220
Jan 22, 1pm – The Power of Plants & Right Plant, Right Place, two talks at Rancho Los Cerritos, Long Beach. Details.
Jan 25, 1pm – California Native Plant Horticulture, a talk by Lili Singer at the Rosemead Library. Details.
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UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS
Jan 31: NEW! Manzanita Walk and Talk
Feb 1: Right Plant, Right Place
Feb 5 – Long Beach Class! Native Plant Garden Maintenance
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