Take a Subterranean Journey to the Mediterranean--
in the Middle of California!

Welcome to the Official Site of the

FORESTIERE
Underground
GARDENS

California State Landmark No. 916         
A Fresno City and County Historical Site     
  
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places  

Come and See ....Explore and Experience

  • 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
                                                                                           
5021 W. Shaw Avenue   *   Fresno, California  93722
Tel:  559-271-0734
Just 2 blocks east of Highway 99
at the Shaw Ave. Exit
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"Lady of the Gardens"
Lorraine Ruth Faulks Forestiere,
May 14, 1932 - September 21, 2012
Memorial page
2014  UPDATES:
2014 NEWS FLASH!
The Forestiere Underground Gardens has
been listed by CNN Travel Website as
one of
10 of the world's coolest underground
wonders  

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