Monthly Archives: May 2016

Trade Secrets Sale Is Saturday (Garden Tour Is Sold Out)

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The Trade Secrets garden tour on Sunday is now sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday’s sale of rare plants and garden antiques at LionRock Farm in Sharon, Conn..

The Trade Secrets sale features 70 vendors, mostly from the Northeast, including some of the country’s best-known small nurseries and specialty growers, and dealers in choice garden furniture, antiques, cloches, wrought iron fencing, garden statuary and more. WebsmBunnyandMartha

Tickets to the May 14 sale — a fund-raiser for Women’s Support Services — are $40, with buying starting at 10 a.m.

Depending on your budget, and whether you’re an early bird or a later bloomer, you can also spring for an early buying ticket (including breakfast) for $125, with buying starting at 8 a.m. And “late bloomer” tickets — new this year — with buying starting at 1 p.m., cost $20.

(Pictured above right: Martha Stewart, who says the Trade Secrets sale is an event on her calendar that she considers “sacrosanct,” and renowned interior designer Bunny Williams, founder of Trade Secrets.)

For more information, go to or call 860-364-1080.

Although Sunday’s garden tour is sold out, here’s a link to a recent story by yours truly, so that you can virtually enjoy one of the gardens:  Carolyne Roehm’s Sublime Garden Is One Of Four On Trade Secrets Tour

hc-pic-roses-tablesetting-jpg-20160415Photograph by Carolyne Roehm, courtesy of Carolyne Roehm