The Veitch Nurseries
Caradoc Doy has been researching the story of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea and is available for bookings to give
Please contact for bookings and availability.
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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Caradoc Doy has a passion for plants and a keen interest in gardens and landscape, plant conservation and professional horticulture.
Caradoc is self-employed horticulturist, and an authority on the history of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea.
Caradoc is a keen researcher on the history of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea
and is available for bookings to give illustrated talks and garden tours on the plants introduced by Veitch.
Please contact Caradoc if you have any information relating to the history of the Veitch nurseries. Caradoc is
attempting to create an archive of useful information relating to the history of the Veitch Nurseries including past employees or
apprentices. He would be delighted to hear from anyone with information of who may have once worked at any of the nurseries.
Gardening Talks & Tours
Horticulturist Caradoc Doy travels widely to give talks and demonstrations, and is happy to present on a wide range of
horticultural and gardening subjects.
He is also available at short notice to cover for illnesses or cancellations.
Olive Trees ~ Delivered to your Doorstep in the UK
European Olive - Olea europaea 'Peace'.
Caradoc has been successfully cultivating a variety of European Olive - Olea europaea 'Peace' - outdoors in Britain since the 1990s.
These are now available to be delivered to your address in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and The Channel Islands.
Trees are packed with extreme care and sent by secure carrier or first-class post for swift delivery. » See More...
The Hortus Veitchii Centenary Facsimile Reprint (2006), Olive Trees, Olive Feed Concentrate, Olive Tree Greeting Cards, Veitch Catalogue Reprints
Please visit the online shop for that unusual, lasting gift.
Extensive links to the world's botanic gardens, plant societies, garden history societies and horticultural associations.