The Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

Bellefontaine Nursery is excited to be a small apart of Theodore Payne's historical movement to educate everyone to be water wise. It's been a very long time coming but it's highly rewarding to experience the California native plant culture first-hand. That's why we can't wait for the Annual Theordore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour 2016!

The Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour, an outreach event of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, takes place Saturday & Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The two-day self-driven tour features 41 private and public gardens in the Los Angeles area. 

On Saturday, April 2, gardens in Los Angeles, the Westside and South Bay will be open for touring. 
On Sunday, April 3, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley locations will be open.

Following the tour, on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Poppy Days Plant Sale will be held at the Foundation’s nursery in Sun Valley from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Tour website,, includes photos, descriptions, and plant lists for all participating gardens. 
Theodore Payne Foundation Press Release
Tickets available at 

Ask the Experts Day

Bellefontaine Nursery invites you to Ask the Experts
Saturday, November 14, 2015 / 10am-12noon

Join us for a fun and informative morning of coffee, snacks, and conversation. Instead of a lecture, our experts are looking forward to talking one on one and answering your specific questions. Bring your curiosity and quiz our notable guests who will be available to answer your specific questions. This is the chance you have been waiting for to talk one on one with an expert! Don't miss out. Hot coffee and delicious snacks will be served (no lecture).

BRETT DEAN / Native Sons Wholesale Nursery

One of the most innovative plant growers specializing in Australian, South African and California Natives.  Introduced our nursery to Mediterranean garden design and originated concepts of a greenward in place of lawns. Brett will be here to answer your questions and make recommendations on water conserving plants.

JACK ENBERG / Botanical Interests Seed Co.

A family owned company that focuses on heirloom seeds for your vegetable and herb garden. Flowers to attract bees,butterflies, and hummingbirds that are easy to sow. Learn about easy "sprouting" trays for your kitchen and growing your very own microgreens for salads. 

TOBY LeBRON / Kellogg's Organics Division

Demonstrating and sharing new dirt products! At Kellogg/G&B Organics, being organic is not just a claim. It’s a truth, verified by two outside agencies. This is your chance to learn what goes into making Kellogg’s proven organic gardening products under the badge G&B Organics, direct from the source.