May 21, 2018

Trade Secrets 2018

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, despite all the rain here in the Northeast, more than a thousand visitors attended the annual Trade Secrets event in the picturesque town of Sharon, Connecticut. This philanthropic sale draws 60 of the region's finest 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, when she conducted the very first sale to downsize her collection of plants in her greenhouse 18-years ago. 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.