Caradoc Doy; Devon-based Horticulturist, Gardening Speaker and Veitch Researcher.

Caradoc Doy; Devon-based Horticulturist, Gardening Speaker and Veitch Researcher.

Caradoc Doy; Devon-based Horticulturist, Gardening Speaker and Veitch Researcher.

Please feel free to contact Caradoc regarding gardening talks and the history of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea.


Queen Elizabeth II ~ 1926-2022

I am deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and send my deep condolences to all those in the Royal Family at this time of great loss of our cherished Queen, and send good wishes to our new King Charles III for the future.


Caradoc Doy: Horticultural experience

Caradoc Doy is an experienced horticulturist with more than 30 years experience. He is based in the estuary town of Topsham, near Exeter in Devon.


Garden Speaker

Caradoc travels widely to give talks and lectures of various gardening subjects – and he is an authority on the history of plants introduced during the Victorian period – particularly relating to the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter and Chelsea.


Olive Grower

Caradoc has been growing olive trees in Devon for over 30 years, and he has brought a unique olive variety into cultivation known as The Peace OliveOlea europaea, or 'Peace.'

He has gained useful experience on the growing of olive trees in the British Isles which he is glad to share with others – a subject of many of his gardening presentations.


Conservation

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 humankind for today and the future.


Publisher

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.


Professional bodies

Caradoc is a member or supporter of:

  • Perennial
  • Plant Heritage
  • The National Trust
  • Topsham Museum
  • Devon Gardens Trust
  • The Devon Rural Archive
  • Friends of Poltimore House
  • Exeter Local History Society
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
  • The Royal Horticultural Society
  • Friends of Higher Cemetery, Exeter
  • The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

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Caradoc Doy, Horticulturist

Garden Speaker, Lecturer and Veitch Researcher
The Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

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Please feel free to contact Caradoc Doy regarding the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea, for gardening talks or for garden-planning and planting advice.


White and purple Orchid flowers in the National Orchid Garden of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Please feel free to contact Caradoc Doy regarding the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea, to book gardening talks


Flowering pale pink orchid in the National Orchid Garden of the Singapore Botanical Gardens

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Orchid flower in the National Orchid Garden of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

About Caradoc

Caradoc Doy has a passion for plants and plant conservation, and has a keen eye for plants, gardens and the designed landscape.

Caradoc is a professional horticulturist, and is an authority on the history of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea.

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Mother-in-Law's plant at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

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Links to Botanic Gardens, Plant Societies, Garden History Societies & Horticultural Associations ➤


Orchid flower in the National Orchid Garden of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Carnivorous 'fly-trap' plant in the National Orchid Garden greenhouses of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore.