A horticulture community

A horticulture community

California Horticultural Society has been dedicated to bringing together gardeners and garden professionals, through meetings and other events, to share their experiences since 1933.


What The Theodore Payne Foundation Offers to Northern California Gardners

with Evan Meyer, Executive Director, TPF

Monday, February 21 • 6:30 p.m. (online)

Mr. Meyer will discuss the Foundation and how what it does is applicable to use here in Northern California. Located in Southern California at the northeast edge of Los Angeles, the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants (TPF) has a nursery, online seeds sales, education programs and more.  TPF is dedicated to the understanding, preservation, and use of California native wild flowers and plants across the State.

Supporting Each Other

Plants do not recognize race, economic condition, or social class. Plants can take root in any spot where they can find sufficient sunlight and moisture. Appreciating and nurturing plants can reduce stress, provide food, and promote community.

Nurturing plants can be for everyone, everywhere.  Spending time around plants—gardening, spending time in a park, hiking through trees, or playing in a meadow—is good for mental health, promoting relaxation and relief from stress and worries. There are physical benefits to sunlight, fresh air, soothing scents. 

Whether you have a full garden, some house plants, or a few herbs on your windowsill, we encourage you to take time to appreciate the surroundings, smells, and textures, along with sharing your interest with others. Share photos and web links, offer horticultural help and advice, talk to young people about gardening, growing food, and the role plants play in our world. We can help shape the future for good.