With Trade Secrets being this weekend in CT I thought you might be interested in this blog I wrote several years ago on the Saturday event which is always a widely anticipated event by plant geeks everywhere. People come from far and wide to attend, booking their hotel rooms a year in advance! Many of the vendors come every year so although this blog is from several years ago the information is very relevant to this weekends show in Sharon!
Trade Secrets is a two-day event which started 18 years ago in Bunny Williams backyard. This event is the foremost fundraiser for Women’s Support Services which offers crisis intervention, counseling and education, as well as legal, medical, and housing assistance to fulfill its mission of creating a community free of domestic violence. Women’s Support Services is a nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential aid to victims of domestic violence and abuse. WSS provides a 24 hour hotline, (860) 364.1900 short-term emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, education and emergency support for those in need.
The proceeds from Trade Secrets 2018 will help WSS fund programs that teach children about healthy relationships and conflict resolution and will help fund operation of their 24-hour hotline. If you missed it this year mark your calendar for next year like Martha Stewart.
“Sadly 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lives” (National Violence Against Women Survey, 2000)
The mission of WSS is to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention and education.
Trade Secrets is the premiere Rare Plant & Garden Antique Sale of the season on Saturday with Private Garden tours on Sunday! Today I will take you on a tour of the Rare Plant & Garden Antique Sale.
The plant and antique sale is held yearly at Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT. This is a stunning property overlooking Amenia, NY located in one of the most scenic areas in northwest CT. There were antiques of every variety, rare plants that you can only find here as well as perennials, vegetables and annuals for sale. There are trees and shrubs, containers and planters, statuary and towers, peonies, roses, and lavender. You name it and I am sure you can find it here.
Plants in every shape and color to buy
Bye till next year!!
Beautiful as usual Robin. Thanks for the tour since I couldn’t be there!
Thanks Sue- I saw Hanna, Judith and Heather there. Garden tours next weekend since it was too much for one blog.