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Trade Secrets Garden Tour

If you’re a garden lover, then get your tickets for this Saturday, May 14! That’s when Trade Secrets™ moves to its new home at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville. With more than 50 of the finest growers, dealers, and artisans from across the country and around the Northeast, you’re sure to find that unique treasure for your garden.

Considered the Northeast’s “garden event of the year,” the rare plant and garden antique sale is the annual fundraiser for the not-for-profit Women’s Support Services (WSS) of the Northwest Corner, offering support to victims of domestic violence.
“I am personally so excited about our move of the Trade Secrets™ event to Lime Rock Park in Salisbury. I have often felt that as the event has grown, this is where we should be. The facilities of the park will make it so much more convenient for all attending, both in parking and pickup. Shopping will be an easier experience. The design committee is thrilled to be creating a memorable day for Trade Secrets on a lovely spot overlooking the Litchfield Hills,” says designer and Trade Secrets founder Bunny Williams.
Clove Brook Garden
On Sunday, May 15 enjoy the extraordinary garden tours and talks of Trade Secrets. Rain or shine for more than 20 years, garden lovers turn out to enjoy and explore the exquisite private gardens of the Litchfield Hills and nearby Dutchess County.
Michael Trapp’s Garden

This year, the Trade Secrets garden tour boasts six gardens—three private and three public gardens. The private gardens include Bunny Williams and John Rosselli, Michael Trapp, and Clove Brook Farm. In addition, there will be three public gardens on tour—two in New York, Wethersfield in Amenia, and Innisfree Garden in Millbrook, and Hollister House Garden in Washington.

Hollister House Garden
Also, on Sunday, Trade Secrets is hosting a Brunch and Book Signing at the White Hart. Authors signing books include Matthew Patrick Smyth, Carolyne Roehm, Frances Palmer, and James Golden. Tickets are $50, and there is limited seating. Check out the Trade Secrets website for Sunday events in the surrounding towns.
Trade Secrets’ two-day event begins on Saturday, May 14, with the rare plant and garden antique sale from 9am to 3pm. Tickets are priced between $25 and $150.
Trade Secrets will follow Covid-19 guidelines for both days and require proof of vaccination. Attendees are advised to check updates at the Trade Secrets website.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 860-364-1080.
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