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Growing Olive Trees in the British Isles




Please note that these trees are currently only despatched within the UK.

Grown in the United Kingdom


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Last updated 17th October 2017

Caradoc Doy

Caradoc Doy

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

He is a self-employed horticulturist and an authority on the history of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea.

Veitch Historian

Caradoc has been researching the history of the Veitch Nurseries of Exeter & Chelsea for many years and is available for bookings to give illustrated talks about this remarkable family business and their plant hunters.

Gardening Talks & Tours

Caradoc travels widely to give gardening talks and is also sometimes available at short notice to cover for illnesses or cancellations.

Growing Olives in the British Isles

Olive Tree

European Olive - Olea europaea 'Peace'.

Caradoc has been growing olive trees since about 1990 and introduced a tough variety into cultivation Olea europaea 'Peace,' also known as the Peace Olive.

Currently stock is very limited. Please make contact should you be interested in a Peace Olive tree.

Online Shop

Click here to see a range of items for sale from Caradoc Doy including the re-print of Hortus Veitchii, olive tree feed and greetings cards.

Please visit the online shop for that special gift.

Useful Links

Some useful links to some of the world's leading botanic gardens, plant societies, garden history societies and horticultural associations.

Caradoc Doy ~ Devon-based Horticulturist, Veitch Historian, Garden Consultant and Garden Tour Guide