Step into a world of beauty and unconventional creation at the Forestiere Underground Garden! Learn about Sicilian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere, the creator of the gardens who carved out his vision over the span of 40 years. Forestiere Gardens offer hour-long guided tours of 2.5 acres of underground rooms, passageways, and courtyards. 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 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.
Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.
Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational visit activities, trip organization and student ticket.
Forestiere Underground Gardens
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