Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Underground Gardens

I am so glad that the kids were all excited to go to the underground gardens today.    The weather was cooler too which made it the perfect day for an outing.
It was very interesting learning the history of the underground gardens.  If you would like to learn about the history too, you can read here.
Baldassare Forestiere, the Sicilian immigrant, is estimated to have dug nearly 23 acres underground at the time of his death.  Amazing!



Many of the chambers/rooms had three trees planted to represent the Trinity.
The outdoor bathroom.



The winter bedroom.
The summer bedroom.

Baldassare was into grafting trees.  Though this tree no longer exists we did see one with three different fruits.
The tour was interesting enough that all of the kids enjoyed themselves.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! That underground garden was really neat. It sounds like everyone loved themselves.Pat

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  2. What an interesting place to take the kids :-)Great photos too. Have a great holiday!

    Marilyn from Canada

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  3. What a neat place!!! I really enjoyed the photos.

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