20th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour | April 15 & 16, 2023

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20th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour | April 15 & 16, 2023

Journey across LA to experience visionary native plant landscapes and meet the people, plants, and animals who make them what they are.

When and where


To be announced

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


As lawns go dry across Southern California, opportunity is knocking. Life can spring from our cities while we reduce our outdoor water consumption and strengthen our communities. Find out what this looks like on the 20th annual Native Plant Garden Tour on April 15th and 16th, 2023. This year we are pulling out all the stops, highlighting visionary native plant landscapes across the city, and the cast of characters—people, plant and animal alike—who make them what they are. Join us as we reorient towards an ancient, ever-changing spring—the overflowing abundance of nature.

Spotlighting 30+ gardens across the city, this two-day journey will bring together the plants and people that make Southern California one of the most unique and biodiverse places on the planet.

For a sneak peek, please visit nativeplantgardentour.org


The gardens are divided into two groups:

  • Westside Gardens Open Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Eastside Gardens Open Sunday, April 16 from 10 am to 5 pm

A ticket allows you into gardens on both days.


Each ticket includes admission for a single visitor to all gardens across both days, and a printed color guide with addresses and driving directions. The tour is self-guided, so you can visit gardens that interest you and go at your own pace. Tickets and tour guides will be mailed starting in early March. Children under 16 do not require a ticket.


Add a Sponsor Ticket to your purchase at checkout! TPF will distribute these tickets to the Foundation's school and community partners.


Saturday, April 15 | 10 AM – 5 PM

  • 01 Gerety Family Garden
  • 02 Panatier Dreamcatcher Gardens
  • 03 Henschel Native Garden
  • 04 Uberoi & Ruecker
  • 05 The Gottlieb Native Garden
  • 06 Carthay Rewilding & Renewal
  • 07 Casa Apocalyptica
  • 08 Jack's Garden
  • 09 The House of the Seven Sages
  • 10 Garden Butterfly - South Central L.A.
  • 11 Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve
  • 12 Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden
  • 13 Ballona Discovery Park & Swimmer Medicinal Plant Garden
  • 14 Casita Manzanita
  • 15 Mediavilla/Ahern Gardens
  • 16 Duvivier Tipton Watershed Garden
  • 17 Kuruvungna & The Tongva Sacred Springs

Sunday, April 16 | 10 AM - 5 PM

  • 18 Kaufman Fire-Resilient Ranch
  • 19 Justice Tujunga Garden
  • 20 LaPlante+D'Auria Native Restoration Garden
  • 21 Corrigan
  • 22 El Jardin Del Patron
  • 23 Cameron Moore Garden
  • 24 Bonfigli & Hessing
  • 25 Washington Elementary Native Habitat Garden
  • 26 New Horizon School Pasadena Peace Garden
  • 27 Arlington Garden in Pasadena
  • 28 The Phelps Garden
  • 29 Oswald/Zepezauer Garden
  • 30 Los Nogales Nursery
  • 31 Zamora-Rojas Garden
  • 32 Garden of Plant Friends
  • 33 Gabbert Hidden Canyon Garden
  • 34 Walton Family Garden
  • 35 Sinclair
  • 36 Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
  • 37 KX LAB
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If you have feedback or suggestions about the Tour, ideas for new gardens, or if you’d like to learn how to become a Tour sponsor, please e-mail us at gardentour@theodorepayne.org. We would love to hear from you!


Photography permitted for personal use only. Any photos used for web or other media must be credited to the Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour.


Masks are not required outdoors, however, indoors (restrooms, etc.) they are required at all times. If you are feeling sick we urge you to stay home.

Special Thanks to Our Garden Tour Sponsors

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