Glimpse into a hidden hideout at the Forestiere Underground Gardens
The living quarters of Baldassare Forestiere can be seen on a tour of Forestiere Underground Gardens.
- Forestiere Underground Gardens at a glance
The Underground Gardens is located at 5021 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno.
It’s peak season is from Memorial Day through Labor Day and they are open Wednesday through Sunday with tours given on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors age 60 and over, $7 for youth ages 5 to 17 and free for children age 4 and under. A special courtesy rate of $12 is given for college students with an ID and active duty military with an ID. For off-season times and more information, visit www.undergroundgardens.com or call 559-271-0734.
Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:48 am
The Forestiere Underground Gardens, located in Fresno, was a life-long hobby of Baldassare Forestiere, a Sicilian immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1901. He began working on the gardens in 1906 and continued for 40 years. His work, pattered after the ancient catacombs, is built on 10 acres and includes multiple varieties of fruit-bearing trees and plants that are still living today.
Lyn Kosewski, of the gardens visitor services, recently answered a series of questions about what there is to see at the Underground Gardens.
Contact Pam Bauserman at 209-369-7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:48 am.