Welcome to the official web site for

    


This visionary folk art environment

is the single-handed work of 

self-taught senior citizen

Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey.

 

Wandering through this website you are bound to become enlightened, inspired and entertained by a remarkably inventive woman and her famous creation.  Located in Simi Valley, California, Bottle Village is a fanciful wonderland crafted from castoff materials. Appealing to all age groups and admired by art scholars across the world, Bottle Village is a one-third acre site covered with an assemblage of shrines, wishing wells, mosaic walks, structures and follies constructed primarily from discarded glass bottles.  

 

Tour Schedule 2016: 

 

Check our Facebook page for updated information on tours.

Due to the predicted severity of the El Nino storms we have taken measures to protect the property and this has caused us to close it for all tours.  Weather granting, we will begin touring again in May, 2016.  If you would like to help with our "emergency stabilization" then please go to our GoFundMe page (and make sure that the link works so that by clicking on this it will take them to the GoFundMe page please).  ALL donations are greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in the Spring.  Thank you for your continued support and interest in Bottle Village!
 
Warmly,
Elizabeth (for Francie Rehwald)


Keep watching our website for the next available toward date. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season

 


 
Please provide a completed Reservation Form to the address on the Contact Page Tour Form.pdf or Contact Barbra for reservations: 

  • All tours must be paid for in advance and you may do that by going to our PayPal page.

  • If it rains or the wind is blowing the tour will be cancelled.  Another tour will be scheduled to take its place.

Bottle Village has four distinct historic designations:

    > California Historical Landmark No. 939

    > Ventura County Cultural Landmark

    > City of Simi Valley Cultural Landmark 

    > National Register of Historic Places

 

The Preserve Bottle Village Committee is actively seeking volunteers, materials and funds to help in efforts to re-open this historic treasure to the public and to restore art components damaged from the effects of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

For all of you who have stories to share about Bottle Village, we want to hear you.  Please send us your stories to Bottlevillage@gmail.com
 
                                                                                                  Thank you so much!

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