|Forestiere Historical Center
Forestiere Underground Gardens
A Fresno County and
City Historical Site
Listed on the National
Register of Historic
Regretfully, the site cannot safely accommodate
motorized chairs or scooters. Standard
wheelchairs no wider than 26" from wheel to
wheel may be accommodated in dry conditions.
Please call 559-271-0734 in advance.
However, wheelchair access will only be
available until the end of June.
Starting July 1, the wheelchair access path
will be CLOSED for the rest of the 2011 season
as work is being done there. The access will
be closed until the work is completed.
100 Years Old!
It has always been the policy to permit visitors
to take photos for their personal enjoyment.
Photos may not be copyrighted, sold, or used
commercially without the written permission of
Although the Underground Gardens are a state
landmark, they are still privately owned and
operated by the Ric Forestiere Family. All
rights to any photos taken of the site remain
with the Forestiere Underground Gardens.
NO VIDEO TAPING OF THE SITE IS PERMITTED
|*Stay with your group and tour host so
you do not get lost.
*Children must be within view of their
parents at all times, and while this is a
very fun place to explore, it is not a
*Do not venture into blocked off areas
as they are not part of the tour.
*No food, beverages, or smoking
on tour, but water bottles are welcome.
*No climbing/sitting on planters, wall
benches, or furnishings.
Forestiere Underground Gardens are a true
earth environment that remain somewhat
untouched from their original beginnings.
Many visitors have related that they find their
rustic character refreshing. To protect the
grounds and ensure a safe and pleasant
visit for all guests, visitors are asked to
abide by the following policies:
The Forestiere Underground Gardens are still owned
and operated by Baldassare's nephew, Ric Forestiere
and his family, who have been graciously sharing the
family heritage with people from around the world for
nearly 40 years. In return, the family asks that visitors
please respect the tour policies, particularly the
long-standing photography policy noted below.
Tours are weather permitting
Because this is an outdoor environment,
the Underground Gardens reserves the
right to close without notice due to
inclement weather. This means that if it
rains the day before or the day of your
planned visit, tours will be discontinued
until the grounds dry out or repairs are
No Strollers or Pets Please