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

Welcome to the Official Site of the


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
  • 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
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