Raise your hand if you love flowers! OK, now raise your hand if you think Bunny Williams can do no wrong! Everybody? Good to know we’re all on the same page.
All joking aside, if you consider Williams to be one of your design icons, then you’ll want to clear your schedule this weekend. Williams is hosting her annual Trade Secrets garden event in Sharon, which features a rare plant and garden antique sale on Saturday, and a garden tour on Sunday which makes stops at the homes of some of Litchfield’s top green thumbs …. including at the home of Williams herself.
Besides gathering inspiration and having the chance to ogle William’s beautiful property, all of the proceeds for the event benefit Women’s Support Services, a Connecticut organization providing domestic violence and abuse intervention.
In case you still need some convincing, last year, Martha Stewart said this about the event: “There are a few events that go on my calendar each year that I consider sacrosanct: my family’s birthdays, my summer vacation in Maine, my Christmas party, my Easter egg hunt and Trade Secrets.”
We’ll see you there!
Event details are below, and for more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Trade Secrets website.
Trade Secrets CT, May 14-15, 2016
Rare Plant and Garden Antique Sale
When: Saturday, May 14. Early buying opens at 8 a.m., regular admission opens at 10 a.m. and the sale runs until 3 p.m.
Where: LionRock Farm
Route 41 and Hosier Road
Trade Secrets Garden Tour
When: Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Where: Meet at LionRock Farm. Tour includes the garden of Bunny Williams and her husband, John Rosselli; Carolyn Roehm’s “Featherstone” garden; Pat and Judy Murphy’s “Old Farm Nursery”; and the garden of Michael Trapp.