The Veitch Nurseries
Caradoc Doy has been researching the story of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea and is available for bookings to give illustrated talks.
The Veitch Heritage Collection
Caradoc Doy has been researching the plants introduced by the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea in anticipation of creating a Veitch Heritage Collection of plants for study, posterity and conservation.
Research has so far covered 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).
As a way of helping to fund this ambitious project, Caradoc has been collecting a growing plants introduced by Veitch in order to offer a range of plants for sale. Please check for the current availability of plants by mail order. Initially, the range of plants will be focused on a mixture of hardy varieties but in time it is hoped that a wider range of plants can be offered.
By giving talks, growing and selling plants and through the sales of Hortus Veitchii, Caradoc plans 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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