May 20, 2019

Trade Secrets 2019

Among my favorite events of the year is the Trade Secrets Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale - and this year, the weather was absolutely perfect.

I always make it a point to attend Trade Secrets every spring. On Saturday my schedule was exceptionally tight - Trade Secrets in the early morning, and then to New York City for my granddaughter's dance recital in the afternoon, but it all worked out. More than 1500-visitors attend Trade Secrets in the picturesque town of Sharon, Connecticut. The philanthropic sale draws growers, dealers, and artisans together to sell unusual plants, garden antiques, and other unique outdoor objects. Trade Secrets was developed by interior designer, Bunny Williams in the year 2000 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 from Trade Secrets 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.