Monday, July 13, 2015

The Watrin's Estate, a magical place on Horsehead bay july 16th

   After a pleasurable trip to Blue Willow Farms in the relaxing essence of lavender, this week we will be visiting my favorite private estate/farm in Horsehead Bay.  A huge hit of garden tour 2012 with both artists and participants, the Watrin estate is a magical piece of property that charms the viewer with its log house, whimsical decor , detailed vignettes, and the majesty of an unpretentious determination to enjoy the land through the edible gardens, loving  layout of flowers sprinkled with a variety of outbuildings and farm critters to round out the experience. No lack of inspiration, our start time is 9:30 am. Sack lunch is best  for a post paint chat  beneath the large shade trees.  Come see "the enchanted cottage"... where it all began.
The Enchanted Cottage- 16x20 oil on canvas.
Directions: From Hwy 16 exit Wollochet Dr NW and head away from water/city center You will pass a landscaping Co, a gas station and TCC Gig harbor turn off at Hunt st. Follow this past the Fox Island turn off and it will become 40th st NW then 92nd Ave NW.  Turn right on 36th st nw, pass a 4 way stop (store on corner) until it dead ends at a T in which you will take a left on Horsehead Bay Dr NW. Follow the squiggly road, which becomes 28th st ct NW for more than 1/2 a mile until it dog legs to the right (becoming 115th ave NW). As it is dog legging you will notice to your right that there is a small open field type space... PARK HERE!!!  The property is across the street. Look for my red truck in the field to park, sheep in the fields across the street grazing and a long path along the chicken coops and garden up the property. For those who need to drop off "stuff" you may come up the drive, leave your gear and return to field parking as we have been asked to drop and repark in the field on the curve.  Watrin Estate 2822 115th Ave NW Gig Harbor 98335

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