Outdoors

On the Road for Dec. 19

Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve

WHAT: This is a miniature village display featuring intricately designed handmade buildings and whimsical trains. Dwight Shappell, a Bainbridge Island resident, brings his hand-made, highly detailed models to the reserve's visitor center each holiday season.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 4. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

WHERE: Bloedel Reserve, 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island.

ABOUT THE RESERVE: The reserve's 150 acres include a blend of natural woodlands and landscaped gardens. The area includes a Japanese garden, a moss garden, a reflection pool and the Bloedels' former estate home. Prentice Bloedel and his wife, Virginia, lived on the property from 1951-86. "The Bloedel Reserve is a place where people find refreshment and tranquility in the presence of natural beauty, " wrote Prentice Bloedel in the reserve's statement of philosophy and purpose. The reserve is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays.

ADMISSION: The display is included with admission to the reserve. Adults, $15; seniors (65 and older) and military, $10; students (ages 13-18), $8; children (ages 5-12), $5; and children 4 and younger, free.

INFORMATION: 206-842-7631, bloedelreserve.org.

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