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Women's Support Services to Host 16th Annual Trade Secrets

Garden enthusiasts travel from across the country for this spectacular May event
Sharon, CT, March 15, 2016 – It’s spring, and that means it is time to think Trade Secrets! This oh-so-popular two-day garden event dubbed the northeast’s garden event of the year includes the rare plant and garden antique sale on Saturday, May 14, followed by a self-guided four-garden tour on Sunday, May 15. Both Bunny Williams and Martha Stewart have it on their calendars, do you?
Saturday, garden enthusiasts, will find rare plant specimens from specialized growers and some of the nation’s best known small nurseries; and furniture, antiques, cloches, wrought iron fencing, garden statuary and so much more from the choicest purveyors of garden antiques.
Sunday’s garden tour includes four superb Litchfield Connecticut gardens; the rarely visited home garden of Michael Trapp; Carolyne Roehm’s “Weatherstone”; the extensive plantings, farmland and barns at “Old Farm Nursery”; and Bunny Williams’ and husband John Rosselli’s beloved garden.
As an added treat this year on Saturday, Trade Secrets is hosting a book signing to celebrate three new garden books. These include “Outstanding American Gardens; A Celebration – 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy” edited by Page Dickey; “At Home in the Garden” by Carolyne Roehm; and “The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques” from Chanticleer.
Dr. D. Elizabeth Mauro, Executive Director of Women’s Support Services, said, “We are thankful to all who support Trade Secrets every year. Trade Secrets provides the necessary funding for WSS programs and services and helps create a community free of domestic violence and abuse.”
Saturday’s sale is held at LionRock Farm in Sharon, CT. Trade Secrets is sponsored by Flower and Connecticut Cottages and Gardens. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 860-364-1080. Tickets go on sale April 1.
About Women’s Support Services (WSS)
Women’s Support Services seeks to create a community free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention and education. They offer free, confidential, client-centered services focused on safety, support advocacy and community outreach. or call 860-364-1080 or 24/7 Hotline # 860-364-1900.

Women’s Support Services to Host 16th Annual Trade Secrets