TRADE SECRETS GARDEN TOURS 2019

 

THE GARDEN OF BUNNY WILLIAMS & JOHN ROSSELLI | Falls Village, CT

The property of Bunny Williams and John Rosselli encompasses twelve acres of varied gardens, including woodland, vegetable, parterre, orchard, perennial borders and many container displays that surround the 1840’s Federal home.

A mowed path through the orchard and meadow leads to the pool house, a Greek Revival folly made with rustic, locally harvested oak columns. Uphill from the pool is Bunny’s Studio: an inspiring contemporary place with an impressive view of the Berkshire Hills. READ MORE

 

 

GOOD DOGS FARM

This property reflects a passion for the outdoors and a philosophy that most things are better when they are shared with friends, when simple pleasures are part of the plan, and when things aren’t taken too seriously. Here, good dogs romp and friends linger. Hand-built garden paths lead to numerous garden rooms, “secret” sitting areas, an outdoor shower and an outdoor sleeping room. An antique-marble & brick wood-burning bake oven is surrounded by a hedge that defines a pea-stone cooking courtyard. READ MORE

 

 

A TWIN LAKES LANDSCAPE

Set on 58-lakeside acres, this property features a new “old“ house by the New Canaan architectural firm, Brooks & Falotico. In order to anchor the house to its enviable siting on a peninsula between the Twin Lakes of Salisbury, the owners recruited local landscape designer and old friend to Trade Secrets, Michael Trapp. READ MORE

 

 

COOPER HILL FARM

The property on Cooper Hill, just north of Twin Lakes, is an owner-designed garden that offers an arresting display of distinctive woody plants and a series of perennial beds that have grown and evolved over the years. The gardens are framed by remarkable trees; tall, clipped quinces, big-leaf magnolias, hedges of beech and hornbeam. The farmstead, which offers spectacular western views of the Taconic range, boasts an enthusiastic vegetable garden, and–new this year–a production cutting garden. READ MORE