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Forestiere Underground Gardens

5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
+1 559-271-0734
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Hidden gem in Fresno

The Forestiere underground gardens are truly amazing. They are a monument to one man's dedication... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary P
Hidden Fresno Gem

If you have been living in Fresno and not Visited the Underground Gardens you are missing out on a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
G-Whz
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Fresno, California
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Take a tour off Highway 99 and visit Fresno's best kept secret. *A hand-built network of underground rooms, courtyards and passageways reminiscent of the ancient catacombs. *Unique fruit producing trees, shrubs, and vines growing underground - some over 90 years old! *Ancient Roman architecture - arches, vaults and stone-built walls. *Underground micro-climates - temperature variations of 10 to 30 degrees! *Underground home of Sicilian visionary and self-taught artist/builder Baldassare Forestiere.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“hard work” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
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+1 559-271-0734
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Forestiere underground gardens are truly amazing. They are a monument to one man's dedication and hard work. They remind you a little of Italy in design and spirit. I think the reason to go is to see what can be done with hard work...More

Thank Mary P
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and your visit. We will pass along your compliment to DC.

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have been living in Fresno and not Visited the Underground Gardens you are missing out on a hidden gem just off of 99 and Shaw avenue. Best Time to visit is Spring and Fall even though it is underground it can still get...More

3  Thank G-Whz
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed the field trips. Our prices, however, are $17 per adult, $15 per senior/college student/active duty military and $8 for children.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weer a bit late but that was not a problem. Latieshka was our guide and she was great. She made the old times alive. The tour was so interesting and the gardens are realy nice and cool. Worth visiting!

1  Thank Daphna K
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we will pass along your kind words to Latieshka.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable tour. Knowledgeable tour guide. You would be hard pressed to find an Italian immigrant story like this one. The man spent 40 years creating an underground home/resort. At one time it was 80 acres; only 10 remain, but it is all quite extraordinary....More

Thank Beautifuldays2013
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your visit and your kind review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us visited and was $17 each, $2 less for students. Our tour guide was Cami, she was so passionate and informative. The tour takes around 1 hour. The story is amazing and to see what one man achieved was unbelievable, its unfortunate that...More

1  Thank murph4748
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we'll pass along your kind words to Cami!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Fresno if it fits your schedule. It is truly underground and COOLER than the streets. One man built and lived in this over many years. Has his original citrus trees still growing. Well worth your time and admission. We try to...More

Thank cbwalker2014
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and for bringing your out of town guests!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved taking a tour of the gardens! I didn't know such wonder existed in my hometown! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and shared so much information with us regarding how the underground gardens came to be, and the history of the man...More

Thank eberr92
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is great for visitors and locals alike. If you have never been here I would highly recommend it because it is unlike anything else you have ever seen before. On the tour you get the history of this place and the family as...More

Thank Cambriana
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in the Fresno area don't miss this amazing place. Built in the early 1900's, it is an architectural delight. A series of tunnels and rooms houses a garden with skylights for sun and water. The many ingenious features wii amaze you. Lovingly preserved by...More

Thank Chloe G
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 2 hours one way on a Saturday to visit the Underground gardens. It was well worth it. I can't image digging for 40 years. But this man did over 100 years ago to escape the heat. It was very interesting to see what...More

1  Thank MichelleManteca_CA
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and we'll pass along your kind words to our guides.

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Forestiere U
24 June 2017|
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Response from Bukashaus | Reviewed this property |
The actual underground gardens and living areas were amazing however we really enjoyed the whole experience.
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Maria C
5 June 2017|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Our website has full details but our current hours are 10 am through 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Here's the overview: MARCH - Saturday and Sunday only, 10 AM to 3 PM APRIL * MAY * SEPTEMBER * OCTOBER... More
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Juan G
30 September 2016|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Hello! We do not have a parking lot, but parking is available on Shaw Avenue and Forestiere Street, bordering the northern side and western side of our property.
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