Researcher and Veitch Historian
Writer and Publisher
Caradoc Doy is an experienced horticulturist with more than 25 years experience. He is based in the small estuary town of Topsham, near Exeter.
Caradoc's advice is sought after for creating planting plans as well as general advice for the best plants to grow in various aspects of a garden and where to find them.
Caradoc travels widely to give talks and lectures of various gardening subjects and is an authority on the history of plants introduced during the Victorian period, particularly relating to the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter and Chelsea.
Caradoc has been growing olive trees for over 25 years and has brought a unique olive variety into cultivation known as The Peace Olive, Olea europaea 'Peace.' He has gained useful experience on the growing of olive trees in the British Isles which he is happy to share with others and is the subject of one of his gardening talks.
Caradoc is a keen supporter of plant conservation organisations and the urgent need to save and secure plant biodiversity for the benefit of all of nature and mankind for today and the future.
Caradoc produced a well-received centenary facsimile reprint of Hortus Veitchii in 2006 which is considered the authoritive work relating to the many hundreds of plants introduced by Veitch Nurseries of Exeter and Chelsea. Caradoc is currently working on a number of other Veitch-related publications.
Caradoc is a member or supporter of: Perennial Plant Heritage The National Trust Topsham Museum Devon Gardens Trust Friends of Poltimore House Exeter Local History Society Bicton Park Botanical Gardens The Royal Horticultural Society Friends of Higher Cemetery, Exeter The Surrey Guild of Horticultural Judges & Lecturers The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter and others.
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Last updated 25th July 2016