California Nursery Historical Park
The California Nursery Historical Park preserves and presents the history of one of California’s largest and longest running nurseries. The California Nursery Company was established in 1884 and ran until the 1970’s. At the park you can visit:
- The hardy remnants of John Rock’s Mother Orchard of 5000 fruit varieties—loquats, persimmons, Myrobalan plums, and chestnuts.
- The orchard where Albert Etter’s apples grew—the apples that he and George Roeding co-patented and introduced
- The historic adobe and nursery office—where the nursery hosted visitors, including many nurserymen.
There will be two guided walks of the grounds to see the remaining nursery buildings and the orchard and trees. You can wander around the nursery’s display gardens established in the 1930’s. The museum covers the history of the nursery and holds the answer to why there is a yellow windmill in the display garden.