Are you ready to lose the lawn? We'll explain how to take it out and offer alternatives for the space-specifically low-care native plants that need no fertilizer and use a fraction of the water required for turf. Lili is TPF's Director of Special Projects and Adult Education, a Los Angeles native and an award-winning horticulturist and garden writer.
The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc., established 1960, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the understanding, preservation and use of California native flora. The Foundation preserves the legacy and carries on the work of Theodore Payne, a pioneering Los Angeles nurseryman, horticulturist and conservationist widely considered to be the father of the native plant movement in California.
We are located on 22 acres of canyon land in the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley. Our full-service native plant nursery, seed room, book store, art gallery, demonstration gardens and hiking trails are open to the public year round. We offer classes for adults and families, as well as field trips to TPF and in-classroom programs for children. Friendly on-leash dogs are welcome and there is no admission charge!