Devon-based Freelance Horticulturist,
Researcher and Veitch Historian
Caradoc Doy is a sought-after horticulturist and garden-historian with 25 years experience in gardening and horticulture. He is based in Topsham, near Exeter in East Devon, England.
Caradoc is available for hire by the hour to give personalised advice and consultancy for the general public - or for the gardening trade. His advice is often sought to help with planting plans - and general advice for the best plants to grow in various aspects of a client's garden.
Please contact for an initial assessment of your project.
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 rare olive variety into cultivation - The Peace Olive, Olea europaea 'Peace' - and has gained useful experience on the growing of olive trees in the British Isles which he happily shares with others.
Caradoc has over 25 years of professional gardening experience behind him, and can be hired to advise on a wide range of challenges in your garden. This includes designing planting plans; advising on appropriate positioning of trees and borders; choosing the best plants for your situation; maintenance requirements; and undertaking pruning.
Caradoc has successfully run a nursery for many years. It is hoped that in the future this can be expanded to grow a range of important plants introduced by the Veitch Nurseries for conservation, education and posterity.
Caradoc produced a well-received centenary facsimile reprint of Hortus Veitchii in 2006 which is the authoritive work relating to the many hundreds of plants introduced by Veitch. Caradoc is currently working on a number of other Veitch-related publications to follow.
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