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Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour

April 13 - April 14

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

Islands Above, Roots Below

As the ecosystems around us grow increasingly fragmented, islands of intact habitat persist amid a sea of development and human infrastructure. These reservoirs of biodiversity are sustained by the complexity of species relationships they harbor – relationships that are strengthened by connectivity and strained by isolation. The 2024 Native Plant Garden Tour seeks to shine a light on the native plant gardens that reinvigorate urban habitats – a system of roots that stretches through the developed landscape and brings our wild spaces closer to home. Join the Tour to find out how you can create an island of biodiversity, strengthening the ecological roots of Los Angeles with native plants.

Spotlighting 40+ 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.

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Planning Your Tour

The gardens are divided into two groups:

  • Westside Gardens Open Saturday, April 13 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Eastside Gardens Open Sunday, April 14 from 10 am to 5 pm

A ticket allows you into gardens on both days.

How to Attend

Each ticket includes admission for a single visitor to all gardens across both days, and a printed color guide with addresses provided. 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.


April 13
April 14
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Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90056 United States + Google Map