currently closed, except by appointmentJoint
project of the City of Fremont and Math Science Nucleus
California Nursery Historical Park is open
on Sundays from 1-4 pm to the public. Visitors should
go to the
California Nursery Office Museum to be greeted by a
Current exhibits include California Nursery's role in the Panama Pacific
International Exposition (1915); Golden
Gate International Exposition (GGIE) (1939 and
1940); the people that made the
California Nursery grow into the largest nursery
along the West Coast in the 1940's; and some of the
early agricultural equipment used
in the fields to produce the finest trees that were
exported around the world.
Nursery Office Museum and Vallejo Adobe:
Family Tours of
about George Roeding Sr as a young boy whose
early life influenced the creation of the
largest nurseries on the West Coast. We will
read an animated story called,"The Fig Man."
(promo) After there will be be a
guided tour throughout the area (1-1.5 hours;
some uneven terrain, wear comfortable shoes).
Children can participate in a scavenger hunt
of tree parts as we walk through the park.
If they find all the items they will get a
package of native flowers from (Alameda
County Water District) as a prize.
donation of $3-5 per person (all funds go
into the park)
Tour Information: Meet in the
Office Museum. Learn about extravagant historic bulb
shows, explore the historic rose garden and see some
of the cultivars that made the cut. We will even
discover a living fossil, the Dawn Redwood. Walk about on a guided
tour through this 22 acre park through a unique Boxed-Tree
Forest, an Experimental Orchard, and the Avenue of
Palms. Tour the Vallejo Adobe, the California
Nursery Office, and Packing Shed. You
will learn about
Jose de Jesus Vallejo, Jonas Clark, John Rock,
William Landers, Luther Burbank, Johannes and
Federick Reimers, and the famous Roeding Family
who influenced the history of agriculture in this
The importance of this site spans from the Ohlone, Mission
and Rancho Era, to the transformation
of the State of California as an agricultural giant.
Learn how Niles agriculture had a strong tie to San
Francisco and Fresno.
View a video produced by June
Wallace showing the history
of the Park and some of its major achievements in
its over 150 years of existence.
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