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Stand with TPF

Dear Theodore Payne Foundation Community, On behalf of the staff and Board of the Theodore Payne Foundation, we hope that you, your loved ones and friends are in good health and good spirits during this extraordinary and challenging time, as the world responds to the...

Update on the 2020 Garden Tour

The 2020 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour is moving online! Join us for a journey through the Los Angeles region's most beautiful and inspiring home landscapes. On March 28th and 29th, we'll be hosting a live stream from gardens around the city. You'll learn...

TPF Updates Concerning the Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 24 While the Sales Yard and Bookstore remain closed until further notice, we are happy to announce that our new plant takeout system is up and running. You can select plants from our inventory, pay over the phone, and pick them up safely without coming...

Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary

By Evan Meyer, Executive Director Two days before his passing in May of 1963, Theodore Payne had a simple request. Speaking of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants, only three years old at the time, he asked Jim Seaman, our first board...

A Note from Executive Director Evan Meyer

As I sit in my new office on my first day of work at Theodore Payne Foundation, catching an occasional glimpse out the window of white sage and Santa Cruz Island buckwheat swaying in a mild winter breeze, I feel deeply honored to be here. It’s not just that Theodore...

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...

Kitty Connolly announces her departure

Dear board members, partners, and friends, The last six years at the Theodore Payne Foundation have been a time of great excitement, growth, and satisfaction. I have treasured my time serving a cause and organization I love. Today, though, I am writing to let you know...