Thanks to my favorite Niles chat group, I learned that Naka Nursery/Mission Adobe Garden Center in Niles will be closing this June. With Navlet’s having closed last year that leaves Reagan’s as Fremont’s only nursery.
Kind of sad when you consider that this area was the state’s horticulture hub for many years, and the city-owned Naka site on Niles Boulevard has been a nursery since the 19th century.
Naka had beeen run for decades by Shigeharu Nakamura. who died last June. His brother, Mas Nakamura, had been running it most recently, but he’s been ill too, and the nursery had been in decline for several years.
Mas didn’t expect to be able to find a buyer for the business.
A manager at Reagan’s says they’re business is strong, and they have no intention of closing.