THE MARTHA BLOG | May 2017
If my schedule allows I always try to fit in a visit to the annual Trade Secrets rare plant and gardening antiques sale - it’s among my favorite events of the year.
This weekend, thousands of visitors attended Trade Secrets in the picturesque town of Sharon, Connecticut. This philanthropic sale draws more than 60-vendors - specialized growers, small nursery owners, antiques dealers, and artisans. They gather together to sell unusual plants, garden antiques, and other unique outdoor objects. Trade Secrets was developed by interior designer, Bunny Williams, 17-years ago, when she conducted the very first sale to downsize her collection of plants in her greenhouse. It was a success from the very beginning, and is now run at LionRock Farm, with proceeds going to the Women’s Support Services in northwestern Connecticut.
It's a wonderful sale and a very important cause.
COTTAGES & GARDENS | May 2017
The "Northeast's garden event of the year" is back, promising another spectacular, two-day affair benefiting Women's Support Services (WSS). The Trade Secrets Rare Plant and Garden Antique Sale will take place on Saturday, May 13, at the LionRock Farm in Sharon followed by the Extraordinary Garden Tour on Sunday, May 14.
This year, the tour features four properties including the garden of Trade Secrets founder Bunny Williams and her husband, John Rosselli; Juliet and John Hubbard's "Coltsfoot Garden"; Dale McDonald's "Pom's Cabin Farm"; and the historic Major General Ashley House.