Grounds and Landscaping

The Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum is located by the Sunnyvale Community Center off Remington Dr.  The City of Sunnyvale maintains much of the grounds, but volunteers maintain some of the landscaping right by the museum.  Some of the larger trees were originally paid for by sponsors and they have commemorative plaques.  Here are some highlights.

Sign and Fountain

This sign was installed at the corner of Remington and Manet in 2015 by Leadership Sunnyvale. Memorial Fountain and the Community Center are in the background.

Museum Direction Sign

Museum sign on the driveway off Manet Dr., flowering pears in bloom, March 1, 2016

Entrance to the museum parking lot, March 1, 2016

Entrance to the museum parking lot, March 1, 2016

Palms in front of the museum, March 1, 2016

Canary Island Palms in front of the museum, March 1, 2016

This Murphy Palm is dedicated to all Sunnyvale Grandparents from Dianne and Regis

This Murphy Palm is dedicated to all Sunnyvale Grandparents from Dianne and Regis

This Murphy Palm is dedicated to all Sunnyvale Grandchildren from Maddy, Conor, Molly, Bridget and Brendan

This Murphy Palm is dedicated to all Sunnyvale Grandchildren from Maddy, Conor, Molly, Bridget and Brendan

Magnolia tree in bloom, February 4, 2016

Magnolia tree in bloom, February 4, 2016

Magnolia flowers, February 4, 2016

Magnolia flowers, February 4, 2016

Yellow daffodils and pansies, February 23, 2016

Yellow daffodils and pansies, February 23, 2016

Spring flowers, March 1, 2016

Spring flowers, March 1, 2016

Poppies, March 1, 2016

Ranunculus flowers, March 1, 2016

Pink German Iris, March 1, 2016

Pink German Iris, March 1, 2016

Purple German Bearded Iris, March 12, 2017

Purple German Bearded Iris, March 12, 2017

Flowering Plum, March 1, 2016

Flowering French Prune Plum, March 1, 2016

Flowering Plum sponsored by Irene and Earle Jones In memory of Nick and Thelma Tikvica

Flowering Plum sponsored by Irene and Earle Jones In memory of Nick and Thelma Tikvica

Plum fruits - July 3, 2016

Plum fruits,  July 3, 2016

Plum closeup - July 3, 2016

Plum closeup, July 3, 2016

Lilac Hibiscus, March 1, 2016

Lilac Hibiscus, March 1, 2016

Mission Fig, April 7, 2016

Mission Fig, April 7, 2016

Mission Fig sponsored by Irene and Earl Jones In Memory of Lester A. Tikvica

Mission Fig sponsored by Irene and Earl Jones In Memory of Lester A. Tikvica

Ripening figs, July 21, 2016

Ripening figs, July 21, 2016

Grafted Cherry Tree, April 7, 2016

Grafted Cherry Tree, April 7, 2016

Rose Hedge, April 7, 2016

Rose Hedge, April 7, 2016

Red Rose, April 20, 2014

Red Rose, April 20, 2014

Purple Leaf Plum, May 15, 2016

Purple Leaf Plum, May 15, 2016

Crepe Myrtle, June 12, 2016

Crepe Myrtle, June 12, 2016

Summer Annuals, June 12, 2016

Summer Annuals, June 12, 2016

More Summer Annuals, July 3, 2016

More Summer Annuals, July 3, 2016

Zinnias, July 3, 2016

Zinnias, July 3, 2016

landscape tree, July 3, 2016

Melaleuca tree, July 3, 2016

flowers on landscape tree, July 3, 2016

flowers on Melaleuca tree, July 3, 2016

Closeup of the tree's flowers, July 21, 2016

Closeup of Melaleuca tree’s flowers, July 21, 2016

tree in front of the museum, March 12, 2017

Sweet Bay tree in front of the museum, March 12, 2017

flowers on tree in front of museum, March 12, 2017

Sweet Bay flowers (Laurus nobilis), March 12, 2017

Strawberry Arbutus Tree - June 8, 2017

Strawberry Arbutus Tree, June 8, 2017

Strawberry Arbutus Flowers, June 8, 2017

Strawberry Arbutus Flowers, June 8, 2017

Strawberry Arbutus Unripe Fruit, June 8, 2017

Strawberry Arbutus Unripe Fruit, June 8, 2017

Roses, January 4, 2017

Bush roses blooming in winter, January 4, 2017

Paperwhite Narcissus with Insect, January 4, 2017

Paperwhite Narcissus with Insect, January 4, 2017

Aucuba, January 29, 2017

Aucuba, January 29, 2017

Christmas Rose, January 29, 2017

Christmas Rose, January 29, 2017

Winter Bulbs, January 29, 2017

Winter Bulbs (double Daffodil and Spring Snowflake), January 29, 2017

Ranunculus, February 18 2017

Ranunculus, February 18, 2017

Coral Bells, March 26, 2017

Coral Bells, March 26, 2017

Sweetpeas, May 28, 2017

Sweetpeas, May 28, 2017

Daylily, May 28, 2017

Daylily, May 28, 2017

Irises, May 28, 2017

African Irises, May 28, 2017

Iris closeup, May 28, 2017

African Iris closeup, May 28, 2017

I COUNT NONE BUT SUNNY HOURS

I COUNT NONE BUT SUNNY HOURS

This sundial was donated by Nancy Hertert, a resident of Cupertino from 1946 until her death in 1992. She was active in many civic and environmental organizations and was an early advocate for the City of Cupertino to purchase the land that became McClellan Ranch. After her death, the family discovered that this sundial, which had been on her hilltop property in Cupertino, was to be donated to the Sunnyvale Historical Society.  The sundial was in storage at Murphy Park and then later moved to its current location here in the garden next to the museum.

Sun Dial Stand

Sun Dial Stand

Garden Tile Mural 1

Garden Tile Mural 1

Garden Tile Mural 2

Garden Tile Mural 2

Goldfinch

A male American Goldfinch watches his reflection on a car window in the museum parking lot on May 21, 2015 under unseasonably cloudy skies. Our Orchard Heritage Park on the property attracts these beautiful, native songbirds.

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe perched on a dormant bush in front of the museum on Dec 10, 2015

Male House Finch, March 26, 2017

Male House Finch, March 26, 2017

Female House Finch, March 26, 2017

Female House Finch, March 26, 2017

Junco on tree in front of museum, June 22, 2017

Dark-eyed Junco on tree in front of museum, June 22, 2017

Honeybee on white clover in the lawn in front of the museum, July 21, 2016

Honeybee on white clover in the lawn in front of the museum, July 21, 2016

Video of honeybees on rosemary, March 12, 2017 (click to play)

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