APRIL 23 & 24, 2022

Metropolis in Metamorphosis

Journey through the heart of L.A. to meet plants, people, and creatures who are finding new ways to live, play, and support one another. 

After two years of virtual tours, we’re thrilled to announce that the 2022 Native Plant Garden Tour will be back in-person on April 23 & 24. Spotlighting 30+ 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. Highlights include 10+ new gardens, a new stylized tour guide filled with vivid stories and interviews, and an after-party at L.A. State Historic Park.

Tickets are on sale!

Each ticket includes admission for a single visitor to all gardens across both days, admission to the after-party, 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. Tickets and tour guides will be mailed starting in early March. Children under 16 do not require a ticket.

2022 Artwork

This illustration by artist Bijou Karman depicts the endangered El Segundo blue butterfly on its exclusive host plant, the sea cliff buckwheat. This unique ecological interaction occurs in the El Segundo dunes, adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport and the famous Theme Building, also featured in this image. The contradiction of such a specific regional ecological interaction inside a massive global city will inform the themes that we explore on this year’s tour. We’ll ask the questions:

How can we rebuild our unique ecology and preserve our precious natural resources while the city of Los Angeles continues to grow? And how can we inspire Angelenos to embrace a future that nourishes and sustains human and non-human life alike?

We’re excited to bring these questions to life for the 2022 Native Plant Garden Tour!

A SoCal Tradition: Explore Past Tours

Since 2003, more than 600 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.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

Local agencies, businesses, and organizations make the Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour possible. We encourage you to follow the links below to learn more about our sponsors, and the great work they do. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click the button below.







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.