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Forestiere Underground Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Awesome! A hidden Gem

This place is so awesome! Driving by, you would never in a million years imagine what lies beneath... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fresno, California
Interesting part of Fresno

You have to experience yo believe it. How the property has trees growing underground. This is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
4  Thank Daydream762135
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank donnadlw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived in Fresno for years and never went to see the gardens. Moved back and my sister came to visit and asked me to take her there. Unbelievable place to see. One man’s vision and determination personified. Only sorry they do not offer it as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great for the scorching summer in the valley.it is a cool and dry place large rooms and fruit trees.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robin H
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Amazing for about 30 minutes. It’s cool on hot days. Try not to go when the buses of people are there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank X9810JCbetha
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Our lunch ladies group decided to do this after lunch. We headed over there and we’re told the next tour would be an hour. So meanwhile we had a martini at Applebee’s and headed back. It was well worth the wait and the rain. Our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martha M
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

The Underground Gardens is a former home. The tour guides are well versed and engaging. The home and the history are fascinating.Tours run approximately every 15 minutes so I recommend arriving a bit before opening to ensure your start time, otherwise; you may have to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.
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
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Napa Valley to Bakersfiled / Bakersfield to DV to Vegas (7 Replies)
Two questions on the way from Napa Valley to Las Vegas in Late october. Young couple with no kids ! A stop at Bakersfield for the night (?) 1 - what's best to see on the first day (Napa to Bakersfield) - I have Shizen Japanese Garden and Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno... 2. what's best to see in Death Valley, on the way from Bakersfield to LAs vegas.... 1 - 2 points will be OK Many thanks !!!!
October 07, 2011|
Response fromLeBiscuit D|
As we're seeing this October, one is gambling with Tioga Pass in October. It's early October and closed right now (may reopen). But, still, have that as one of your alternatives, as it is so much nicer than going the Bakersfield route (that's an understatement). To get from Bakersfield to Death Valley is still quite a drive. I can't remember how many hours, but at least 5 hours. Then, it's like 4 hours from DV to LV, so I don't know how many hours you're left with in DV (I live 1.5 hours...More