What’s in your garden? It could be a real treasure trove!
A step in a garden in Devon is thought to be a moonstone, similar to the ones found in Sri Lankan temples from around 400BC-1000AD.
This extremely rare find could fetch up to £30,000 when it is put up for auction in April. Experts are in the process of confirming the authenticity of the stone, which weighs in at almost a tonne and measure 8ft by 4ft! The stone was originally in a garden in Sussex, but the owners took it with them when they moved to Devon.
And today we read about a couple in Northumberland who discovered that the ‘trough’ they fill with bedding plants is actually a rare Roman sarcophagus!
Left in the garden by the previous owners, the ornate sarcophagus is 2,000 years old and worth £100,000. It’s due to be put up for auction next month.
Have you got something unusual in your garden? You never know, it could be an ancient artefact! Maybe my old galvanised watering can and roller are worth a bit… or is that just wishful thinking?
Rebecca works in the Marketing department as part of the busy web team, focusing on updating the UK news and blog pages and Thompson & Morgan’s international website. Rebecca enjoys gardening and learning about flowers and growing vegetables with her young daughter.