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Carwinion House near Falmouth sells off contents and garden plants

By West Briton  |  Posted: October 24, 2013

  • Carwinion Gardens Auction. David Lay hosting the auction. Pic: Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20131019A-010_C

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A BAMBOO collection, rare plant species and garden furniture were among the 400-plus lots at an unusual auction in Mawnan Smith.

Following the sale of the contents of Carwinion House earlier this month, the garden sale took place on Saturday. David Lay, of the Penzance Auction House, sold off large camellias, rare bamboo, tree ferns and many other plants from what was described as an "important horticultural collection".

The 436 lots included a sundial, granite troughs, garden furniture and tools. The auction was said to be a "very interesting and poignant sale" by the auctioneer, as the Rogers family, who have lived at Carwinion for many years, hand over the property to the National Trust.

The late Anthony Rogers and his wife Jane developed the National Bamboo Collection, which was sold alongside a variety of other unusual species. Much of the fine furnishings from the manor house, including the Anthony Rogers' fountain pen collection, was sold at The Penzance Auction House antiques sale earlier this month.

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