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Forestiere Underground Gardens

5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
+1 559-271-0734
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An amazing surprise

We had never heard of this place before, but with a spare day in Fresno we found this listed as one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mikesee060
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Auckland, New Zealand
“Surprisingly awesome!” From 6 & 8 year old boys

Visited after a suggestion from in laws. Very cool, great tour guide (Lateshka) we all were in awe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lyndsey H
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Aspen, Colorado, United States
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“fruit trees”(30 reviews)
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
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+1 559-271-0734
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had never heard of this place before, but with a spare day in Fresno we found this listed as one of the top attractions. The original owner of the land, who intended to plant citrus trees had not known that there was a hard...More

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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit and for and excellent review. We appreciate your visit and your comments about the tour guide and site!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited after a suggestion from in laws. Very cool, great tour guide (Lateshka) we all were in awe and would suggest this to anyone. Great to stay out of the heat as well!

Thank Lyndsey H
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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much! We will pass along your kind words to Latieshka!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The guided tour was relaxed and conducted by a very cheerful and knowledgeable guide who was very passionate about the lifetime achievment of this truely amazing man who built this incredible place.

Thank camaronz
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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, your visit and your review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place and our tour guide was great. The only negative is the lack of a parking lot which means you have to park on Shaw Ave. which is dangerous.

Thank Robert H
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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a quick visit on the way to Yosemite. It cost $50 for 4 of us (2 adults and 2 children) for admission, which includes a half hour guided tour. I have to say the money is well spent. It's nothing out...More

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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and we are glad you stopped by! However, we offer an hour long guided tour. :) We will pass along your kind words to the staff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with two friends to visit the gardens. It looks like a few trees on this property but don’t let that fool you. It is underground and it was dug by hand by one determined man. The various trees were planted below street level...More

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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to review our museum!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful, awesome site is such a wonderful place to spend some time! Went with a Fresno resident who had never been there. A surprise for both of us. Truly a marvel. How this site was built is truly a phenomena. Thank God it is...More

1  Thank Donna F
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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and your visit!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Stopped on a whim, driven by several times, did not even know it existed. About an hour of time but a great human interest story with some unique ideas about dealing with the Fresno heat.

Thank Eric M
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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad that you finally stopped by!

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Loved finding this gem. It was so interesting and informative and who knew something like this is in Fresno. Would recommend to anyone in the Fresno area to go visit this site.

Thank Susan C
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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We appreciate your visit and your review.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I had watched the Huell Howser episode on this and was intrigued. The episode did not do this home and gardens justice and I don’t think it could! Today a place like this could never be built. I do hope they are able to keep...More

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Forestiere U, Manager at Forestiere Underground Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We agree - visiting yourself is definitely the best way to see the gardens!

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Sumita1986
1 April 2018|
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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
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Judy0000
5 March 2018|
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Response from Forestiere U | Property representative |
Yes! We will be open Wednesday through Sunday in September.
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Forestiere U
24 June 2017|
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Response from Bukashaus | Reviewed this property |
The actual underground gardens and living areas were amazing however we really enjoyed the whole experience.
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