Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

The Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour is a unique adventure: a two-day self-guided journey through the Los Angeles region’s most beautiful and inspiring home landscapes. At each location, you’ll meet garden owners, designers, knowledgeable docents and fellow gardeners. You’ll learn about native plants, garden design, and wildlife habitat.  What do these gardens look like?  To see photos, please visit

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, established 1960, is a nonprofit 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.

Cost:  Members/Students $25.00; Non-Members $30.00; Children under 16 are free
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 make your own itinerary and go at your own pace.

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