Caradoc Doy, Horticulturist and Veitch historian, Topsham, Devon, England, UK

Caradoc Doy ~ Horticulturist & Veitch Historian in Topsham, Devon

Caradoc Doy ~ Horticulturist, researcher and Veitch historian, gardening speaker, garden consultant, writer and publisher in Topsham, Exeter, Devon, England.

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


Horticultural experience

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


Gardening, plant-growing and garden-planning advice

Caradoc's advice is sought after for creating planting plans, as well as general advice for the best plants to grow in various aspects of a garden and where to source and buy them.


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 25 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.

He is currently working on a number of other Veitch-related publications.


Where can I buy Hortus Veitchii (2006 Centenary Edition)?

  • Amazon
  • Bertrams Books
  • C. Arden Books
  • Court Hay Books
  • Coutts Information Services
  • Dawson Books
  • Summerfield Books
  • Waterstones
  • WH Smith

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

Veitch Researcher & Historian, Garden Speaker and Gardening Consultant in Topsham, Exeter, Devon, England
The Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

© 2022 Caradoc Doy. All Rights Reserved.

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 or for garden-planning and advice.


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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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.