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Forestiere Underground Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A Man Ahead of His Time

A creative genius built his home and orchard underground because it provided a more comfortable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle H
via mobile
sad story, but beautiful (albeit unfinished) end result.

I've seen fascinating places in comparison, but none built by just one man; I think the work itself... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago via mobile

A creative genius built his home and orchard underground because it provided a more comfortable environment for both him and the trees.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting place, but not a garden at all. It's a cave that an ambitious man built to be his home (cooler than above ground). There are a few trees and grapevines, but no garden.More

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

Thank you so much for your visit! While it might not fit the typical definition of "garden," we respect our creators desire to call his creation the Gardens - full of grapevines, unique citrus trees and rose lined pathways. We're glad you got to visit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen fascinating places in comparison, but none built by just one man; I think the work itself is a testament to his determination. Parts were later spruced up by his family that supposedly still owns it, but the tour was a good length.

1  Thank SG C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the Forestiere Gardens is a must for residents of the Fresno area and a "not to be missed" by visiting friends and family.

1  Thank bradh324
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a very wonderful trip and the tour guide was very knowledgable. The admission fee was very reasonable and the time of the tour was just right. We highly recommend this tour.

1  Thank kimtX7198NG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time. Just watch it if you are tall. My son is 6 ft 3 and bumped his head in one of the door ways. Very unique place and tour guide knowledgeable. Wish they had more of a gift shop .

Thank Jenna J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town visiting family and they recommended we come here. It's not too impressive from the road, but once you get inside - wow! An Italian immigrant got sold 80 acres of hardpan (that he thought would be citrus farms) and over the...More

1  Thank David F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned so much about the Forestiere legacy on our tour today with Lauren as our guide. She told stories of this place and made history come alive. Awesome seeing evidence of how one man made a home and a life when all he had...More

Thank kbagato
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Forestiere Underground Gardens this weekend. We have lived here for 13 years, and this is the last of the activities we visited. Not sure what to expect, we planned an afternoon here. Honestly, this is truly a fantastic site! Built by a...More

Thank FresnoTravelers
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite thing to do whenever family and friends come from out of town. This truly an Amazing place to visit. I grew up in Fresno with the gardens and had never visited until I 65 years old. Now it's the always place...More

Thank PatriciaW2856
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
I noticed that your questions were already answered (below) although we paid $15 for a senior admission (not $10 as someone else stated). Maybe the respondent had a coupon or other discount? You may access their website... More
March 31, 2018|
Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Yes - we are open on April 1st - our cost is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $8 for children ages 5 - 17
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Yes! We will be open Wednesday through Sunday in September.