History San Jose Demo Gardens
History San Jose in Kelley Park highlights periods of Santa Clara Valley's past with 27 original and replica homes, businesses and landmarks. There are two UC Master Gardener gardens on the grounds of this beautiful park: the Trolley Barn Garden and the Firehouse Garden.
Address: History San Jose in Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112 (View map)
Directions: Enter at the south end of Kelley Park
Visiting hours: The gardens are always open when History San Jose is open. Gardening workdays are on Tuesday when UC Master Gardener volunteers may be present at any of the three sites.
Trolley Barn Garden
The Trolley Barn was built in 1984 as a place to house and restore historic trolleys. The garden focuses on Mediterranean climate plants, with special attention to California native plants.
Firehouse Demo Garden
This building’s facade is a reconstruction of the Empire Firehouse that was located at 375 Second Street from 1869–1892. The garden showcases many selections from the 'Arboretum All Stars', a collection of tough, attractive, easy to grow plants selected by the UC Davis Arboretum.