The California Nursery Historical Park, located at 35660 Niles Blvd. in Fremont, California, is a nursery full of history and beautiful plant life. There is no entry fee and the park is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. The park is open at 7:00 am and closes 30 minutes before sunset. There is a huge parking lot with no parking fee. This nursery is also a great place to have field trips as they offer self-guided tours on their website.
The California Nursery Historical Park is tucked in the small Niles community in Fremont, California and usually, there is only a hand full of people there. There are benches and picnic tables to use if you want to eat your lunch there. However, keep in mind that there are no restrooms unless you’re coming on a tour day on Sunday, so plan accordingly.
Once you enter the park, you can enter the rose garden on the left side. Keep in mind that roses typically start to bloom starting late April to early May but regardless, the park is still very beautiful. There is an archway covered in luscious green vines, a photo opp windmill, and of course, dozens of bright roses during Spring This garden is maintained by a handful of volunteers, and they are very friendly and will be delighted to answer any questions you may have. This park is also a great place to have family portraits!
There is a small Japanese garden adjacent to the office building as well as many other historical buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public. They also have a community garden that is not accessible to the public. To read more about the history of this park, check here.
All in all, the California Nursery Historical Park in Fremont, California is a great place to go and enjoy nature in a peaceful, serene setting. If you are visiting for the history, you’ll have to do much of the research on your own as there are no regular tours or signs to help you out. Here is a picture of the self-guided tour.
To discover more parks in the San Francisco Bay Area, check out my Explore SF Bay Area series.