May 16, 2016

Trade Secrets 2016

Among my favorite events of the year is the Trade Secrets rare plant and gardening antiques sale - I always try to go if my schedule allows.

This weekend, more than 1650 visitors attended the annual event in the picturesque town of Sharon, Connecticut. This philanthropic sale draws growers, dealers, and artisans together every spring to sell unusual plants, garden antiques, and other unique outdoor objects. Trade Secrets was developed by interior designer, Bunny Williams, 16-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. The proceeds go to the Women’s Support Services in northwestern Connecticut.

It's a wonderful sale and a very important cause - here are some photos. Enjoy.