Welcome to Trade Secrets! May 17 & 18, 2014

A local tradition of the best kind and the envy of garden lovers everywhere, Trade Secrets, is the 

Northeast region's garden event of the year!  Trade Secrets brings garden-lovers from around the world to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut to discover new plants, topiary, and antiques for their gardens.  

Join us as we gear up for our 14th season on May 17 and 18, 2014. The ever-popular two-day event, a fundraiser for Women’s Support Services (WSS), a non-profit organization that provides services to persons in the northwest corner of Connecticut who have experienced domestic violence or abuse, includes the rare plant and garden antiques sale on Saturday followed by a day of garden tours on Sunday.

Click here to read our press release!  TS Press release 2014 Final.pdf

Click here for our garden descriptions!


“I have watched this event grow from a fledgling garden sale in my backyard to an event that includes 60 garden and antiques dealers. For a country event in the northwest corner of Connecticut to attract the number of people it does is wonderful. Trade Secrets has gotten better and better each year, and it’s never lost its momentum thanks to all its supporters and dedicated volunteers."  ~ Bunny Williams
"I made my annual trek to Sharon, Connecticut, located in the picturesque Northwest Hills of that state, to attend Trade Secrets, the rare plant and garden antique sale.  This event is always so special and is attended by some of the best gardeners.  There are always the most amazing and unusual varieties of plants to be found and extraordinary objects and accessories for the garden and home.  The funds from Trade Secrets help support the Women’s Support Services in that area, which offers free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, a very worthy cause.  I had a really good time, saw many friends, and made some amazing purchases." ~ Martha Stewart, Martha; Up Close & Personal