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Treasure Hunt Gardening

Jan Long's Golden Thumb Finds 500 Year Old Antiques

— May 20, 2009 — Eco
Former regional director of the British Council and novice gardener Jan Long of Ledbury, Herefordshire England, has made some unique and valuable discoveries in her garden.

Shortly after her retirement, Long took up gardening as her past time and discovered that she has a golden thumb. Some of the centuries old treasures that have been unearthed at her 500 year old Victorian estate have been remarkably preserved.

You can see some of her rare finds including dozens of antique coins, an Edwardian chain-mail bag, and a solid gold Victorian watch pictured in this gallery.
Trend Themes
1. Vintage Artifact Restoration - Opportunity for entrepreneurs to specialize in restoring and preserving centuries-old artifacts discovered in gardens.
2. Garden Archaeology - Increased interest in garden spaces as potential sites for discovering historical artifacts, leading to a need for specialized professionals in garden archaeology.
3. Gardening Tourism - Growing trend of tourists visiting gardens in search of hidden treasures and historical artifacts, opening up opportunities for garden owners to monetize their spaces.
Industry Implications
1. Artifact Restoration Services - Entrepreneurs can establish businesses specializing in restoring and preserving centuries-old artifacts found in gardens.
2. Archaeological Services - The demand for professionals specializing in garden archaeology will increase, creating opportunities for archaeological service providers.
3. Garden Tourism - Garden owners can tap into the growing trend of gardening tourism by offering guided tours and marketing their spaces as treasure-hunting destinations.
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