The date for TRADE SECRETS 2017 has moved to Mother's Day weekend, May 13 and 14, 2017.

Please mark your calendars and join Women's Support Services (WSS) on Saturday, May 13 for the Rare Plants and Garden Antiques Sale, which will be at LionRock Farm in Sharon, CT and Sunday, May 14 for the Garden Tours.

WSS looks forward to celebrating Mother's Day weekend with you on May 13 and 14, 2017!

Thank You!





WebsmBunnyandMartha.jpgFounded by Bunny Williams, Trade Secrets is the signature fundraiser for Women's Support Services (WSS) of the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. The WSS mission is to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention and education by offering free, confidential, client-centered services focused on safety, support advocacy and community outreach.  To make an online donation to WSS please click here.  Sign-up for the newsletter here

What They’re Saying About Trade Secrets

“There are a few events that go on my calendar each year that I consider sacrosanct: my family’s birthdays, my summer vacation in Maine, my Christmas party, my Easter egg hunt and Trade Secrets.”   
Martha Stewart in Martha Stewart Living, May 2015
"What makes the event so appealing to garden lovers — last year it drew 1,200, from as far away as Texas and Canada — is its magnificent hilltop setting, as well as vendors like Campo de Fiori, which specializes in stone troughs and other moss-covered outdoor decorative pieces, left, and a large staff of volunteers to assist visitors."
The New York Times, Jane Garmey, 2009

“Here’s the real secret—and I think we should shout it from the roof tops—this lovely event, hosted by Elaine LaRoche at the magnificent LionRock Farm, fuels the tireless effort of Women’s Support Services to stop domestic violence in our community in all its insidious forms.
That’s right, Trade Secrets is more than a fabulous garden event. It’s a tremendous effort by hundreds of volunteers who support the Women’s Support Services mission. It’s a generous giveback to the region, specifically to those harmed or threatened by domestic violence which affects so many of us or those we know and love.” 
“It's so indulgent, I admit it, but I can't help myself when it comes to attending such an event as Trade Secrets…….”
Matt Mattus, Growing with Plants