Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants
For more than 40 years, the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc. has dedicated itself to restoring California’s native landscape one garden at a time. The Foundation operates the Theodore Payne Nursery in Sun Valley, which offers more than 400 native plant species and 200 seeds to the general public. In addition to the nursery the foundation hosts an annual garden tour, conducts classes, and collects and sells seeds of native plants and wild flowers. The foundation and nursery honor the legacy of Theodore Payne, who opened his first nursery in 1903 in Los Angeles.