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Friday, March 31, 2006

Theodore Payne Foundation - California Native Plant Tour

The Los Angeles Times Home Section offered a large an excellent article on the Theodore Payne Foundation here in the San Fernando Valley. This weekend they host their Garden Tour -- opening 30 gardens across the Southland.

ayne tour: The gardens are open this Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 a person. To review tour stops and buy tickets, contact the Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley, (818) 768-1802, or go to www.theodorepayne.org.

A wild vision, a wild tour
Theodore Payne Foundation's 30-garden tour accents natives.
By Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
March 30, 2006

For most of the 46 years that the Theodore Payne Foundation has worked to educate Angelenos about the splendor of native flora, the group has been largely dismissed as weed huggers. Payne was an obscure English seedsman who championed wildflowers. The California dream was supposed to be about roses in January, not sagebrush. Yet three years ago, the foundation finally discovered its secret weapon: beauty. It would let the plants do the talking. It would stage a garden tour.

Link: Theodore Payne Foundation
Link: A Visit to the Theodore Payne Foundation Photo Gallery

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