Caradoc Doy has been researching the story of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea and is available for bookings to give illustrated talks. This includes the nurseries of John Veitch in Killerton (Established circa 1770's), James Veitch in Exeter (Est. circa 1832), James Veitch & Son in Exeter (Est. 1839), James Veitch & Sons, Chelsea (Est. 1864) and Robert Veitch & Son, Exeter (Est. 1864)
Please make contact for bookings and availability.
By giving talks, growing and selling plants and through the sales of Hortus Veitchii, I plan to develop a collection of plants introduced by the Veitch nurseries as a conservation garden. In time it is hoped this can achieve the status of The Veitch Heritage Collection
Please do not hesitate to make contact if you have any information relating to the history of the Veitch nurseries or if you know of someone in your family who may have once worked at any of the nurseries.
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