April 13 & 14
April 13 & 14
Tickets now on sale
A Socal Tradition:
The Native Plant Garden Tour
Since 2003, more than 700 public and private landscapes have participated in the Native Plant Garden Tour. Ranging from coastal container gardens to modernist foothill estates to experimental urban homesteads, each unique design offers beauty and critical habitat for wildlife in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.
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.
This year’s Garden Tour features artwork by Alejandra Fernandez that brings the close relationship between plants and their accomplices – birds, bats, and insects alike – to life. Whether these flying creatures provide vital methods of seed dispersal or play a role in pollinating flowers, their presence in healthy ecosystems is key to the long-term survival and growth of the plant communities that make Los Angeles so unique.
Theodore Payne Foundation
Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes. The Native Plant Garden Tour is our premier outreach event, showcasing the region’s most spectacular gardens.