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Forestiere Underground Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Beautiful Valley Treasure

It always surprises me to hear of people who live in Fresno and they have never visited this local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fresno, California
A longtime Fresno treasure!

The Underground Gardens are well-known to those raised in Fresno, but not to those who are just... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
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...more
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5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
+1 559-271-0734
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It always surprises me to hear of people who live in Fresno and they have never visited this local treasure. Even elementary school age will find these underground gardens fun to see. The adults will love learning more about Fresno's history. It is unique and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jantsal
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The Underground Gardens are well-known to those raised in Fresno, but not to those who are just “traveling by” on Highway 99 on their way to or from Southern and Northern California. The Gardens are located right off Highway 99 so they are a nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Wonderful place to visit. The tours are informative and eye opening to the accomplishment of creating the Gardens. Sad they weren't able to save it all. I would recommend everyone go see it

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed February 4, 2019

The history and determination of one man proves that perseverance can accomplish a great deal of work. The ingenuity of escaping the hot summers by using the earth to moderate temperature and create a controlled environment is amazing. The ability to grow food sources displayed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

My first tour was in the 60’s , over the years I have been back with friends , wife , Daughters , Granddaughters , Grandsons and so on , for all of them to experience a different type of underground experience ... A experance that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

This place is so awesome! Driving by, you would never in a million years imagine what lies beneath the surface. Such inguinity, for a man who dug a home, garden, etc. with his own hands. Wonderful story, definitely a must see!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ralphm1965
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

You have to experience yo believe it. How the property has trees growing underground. This is something to visit, especially if you live in Fresno

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jrrubio
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is CLOSED December thru February which we did not discover until we were at the front gate. This website needs to be updated and their sign needs to be more prominently displayed.

Date of experience: December 2018
6  Thank Daydream762135
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

We went In August and it was a really interesting experience. When we arrived, we parked on the side of the road and walked in for a timed slot. While waiting we met a relative from the man that made the gardens. The whole experience...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheryl R
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful mind to create this! So glad we visited. I thought at first that we couldn't possibly be at the right location, but as we descended it was as if we were transported to another time and place. Lovely garden and people.

Date of experience: May 2018
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jeff b
March 11, 2019|
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Response from Peasbus | Reviewed this property |
Not for someone in a wheelchair,possibly ok for someone with a walker or cane.
December 4, 2018|
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Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Taken from their website: DECEMBER 2018 - 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th & 9th ONLY (weather permitting), 10 AM to 3 PM
December 4, 2018|
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Response from A7042JJcarloso | Reviewed this property |
The Gardens are open for limited hours on Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun in Dec. Be aware that the Gardens are closed when it rains.