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Forestiere Underground Gardens

5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
+1 559-271-0734
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Under the ground

Who would have thought you could get all that under the ground without power tools... very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Deatra T
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San Antonio, Texas
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Impressive!

We had a wonderful experience seeing this beautiful creations and learning the history behind it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yaminee F
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (35 reviews)
“fruit trees” (29 reviews)
“hard work” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 5 days ago via mobile

Who would have thought you could get all that under the ground without power tools... very interesting.

Thank Deatra T
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting and for your review! Amazing, isn't it?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience seeing this beautiful creations and learning the history behind it. Our tour guide Alondra, did an amazing job and demonstrate her passion about Forestiere Undergrounds Gardens. We also has the opportunity to meet Mr. Ricardo Forestiere descendant of the first...More

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Closed for several years over disagreeming within the family on who would own and how it would be handled was finally settled and opened for public viewing. One man who spent his live digging with pick and shovel in the hard Fresno Clay soil to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were all gob smacked at this amazing place how did one man do all that it was awsome. if i ever go back to Fresno i would go and see this again

Thank Peter B
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came here last Labor Day weekend with our toddler and loved it, however we wanted to go back with just the adults so we just went this past week (mid November) with a friend visiting here from out of state and...More

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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your multiple visits and your wonderful review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this place out of curiosity, but was very impressed with what I saw. Amazing story about the man who created all these caves-rooms-garden. Plants are so healthy. A lot of fruits. We bought big size ripe pomegranates. They are sweet and delicious. Tour...More

1  Thank Rasima L
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your kind review!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I’ve always wanted to take my kids here since they were little and finally we all went this summer. They were 20 and 17. It was so so interesting I’m so glad we were finally able to get down there! I highly recommend everyone take...More

1  Thank chipmunk93611
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit and your review!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have known about the Gardens since moving to Fresno in 1980, but I only made my first visit 2 years ago. Since then, I have taken everyone who visits me from out of town to this amazing place. It seems impossible for one person...More

Thank srk559
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and we will pass along your kind words to our tour guides.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My friends were here from out of town, and I had not been to the a Underground Gardens since I was a kid so we decided to visit. We went on a Sunday in time for the 11:00 tour. Our tour guide was Cami, and...More

1  Thank pmighaccio
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

On a sweltering Central Valley day, you descend into the gardens to find a refreshing coolness while marveling at all the work one man accomplished to carve the tunnels and plant his beloved citrus trees. The only way to experience the gardens is on a...More

Thank Judith D
Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your visit and your review! We appreciate it.

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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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