$25 for Native Plant Horticulture Class at Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley

Theodore Payne Foundation Sun Valley

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Customer Reviews

10 Ratings

Thank you for a wonderful class and experience. I will be back soon to buy plants and hopefully to even take another class!
Leanne S. · March 22, 2012
Love you guys -- keep up the great work!
Amy D. · March 22, 2012
If you are interested in native or drought tolerant gardening, this is a great place. The staff is very dedicated and knowledgeable.
Janet K. · November 27, 2011

What You'll Get

Humanity has done a tremendous amount of environmental damage by introducing non-native plants and animals to an ecosystem, most infamously by bringing the fox to Australia and the Venus Kidtrap to Florida. Discover the value of growing local with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a native-plant horticulture class (up to a $50 value) at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley. The class is usually offered on the last Saturday of each month.

As part of its mission to cultivate Southern California’s native flora, the Theodore Payne Foundation encourages Californians to get acquainted with their rootsy neighbors during its introductory four-hour native-plant horticulture class. Horticulturalist Lili Singer reveals which area plants survive droughts and attract native birds and butterflies, and which ones are just Old Man Jasper from the abandoned amusement park wearing a ghost mask. She'll also clarify the concept of plant communities and give you tips on selecting plants for various types of gardens. By the end of the class, green thumbs and their attached humans will gain an introductory-level initiation into establishing new plantings as well as how to encourage plants' growth by pruning them, irrigating them, and attending their piano recitals. Graduates will be eligible for the foundation’s three-part course in native-plant garden design.

Though not associated with this Groupon, customers can stroll the foundation’s extensive grounds, which include Wildflower Hill and the Burnell Yarick Memorial Grove of Engelmann Oaks. You can also flesh out your backyard's elaborate Super Mario Bros. level with the hundreds of local plants for sale at the Foundation's nursery.


More than 10 Yelpers give Theodore Payne Foundation an average of 4.5 stars:

  • If you are interested in plants and wildflowers native to Southern California, this is THE place to go. – Ken W., 1/25/07
  • From propagation techniques to pruning trees to introduction to native horticulture, you can learn a lot. – Anita S., 7/23/09

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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