Fremont soon to be down to one nursery

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.

Matt Artz


  1. A small correction. Reagan’s is not the only remaining nursery. Four Winds Growers, owned by former Fremont mayor Don Dillon Sr., is still in operation. http://www.fourwindsgrowers.com

    Tiny trees kinda rock.

  2. Reagan’s has a great variety of plants and a very professional staff to answer questions.

    Compare that to going to Lowe’s or Home Depot!

  3. I find Reagan’s prohibitively expensive. I think Calaveras is more bang for the buck.

    There’s a small nursery in Niles proper on 2nd and I or H that I’m curious about. Anybody know about it?

  4. Reagan’s prices are higher, but try getting help with a horticultural question at Lowe’s or Home Depot. The old saying, you get what you pay for, holds true in this case.

  5. You can lead a horticulture…

    I believe the man at I and 2nd uses the plants for his landscaping business. I’ll ask next time I see him.

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