The California Nursery Co. was founded in 1884 by John Rock. It grew to become the largest retail nursery west of the Rockies. The park hosts a variety of trees, a Japanese and Rose garden, fruit orchard, an 1835 Vallejo Adobe as well as other historical exhibits. It is a great place for history buffs, garden lovers and horticulturists.
There are about four acres of gardens surrounding the 1856 home of pioneer agriculturalists and nursery owners, James and Lucy Shinn. The four acres include trees, rare plants and shrubs from around the world.