This spring escape with us for a trip to one of our state’s least known treasures, the historic city of Fresno, founded in 1872. The California Garden and Landscape History Society invites you to join us in this Central Valley city, located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. You will have the opportunity to explore California’s fifth largest city – its venerable residential neighborhoods, French-inspired gardens, and the extraordinary Clark Center of Japanese Art and Culture. Walk with us under a tunnel of century-old olives, and tour the Forestiere Underground Garden, the handiwork and summer retreat of the eccentric Baldassare Forestiere, who worked on the garden for 40 years.
Image: Japanese gate with apartment, garage and poppies, Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture, Hanford, April, 2012. Photo: Sonya Simonis