Veitch Lamppost Trail

The gardens around Reed Hall were originally laid out by the Veitch Family of Nurserymen (more information on Veitch and Reed can be found on our website). but their influence can be found all around Exeter.

The communities of St. David’s and St. Thomas have developed a Lamppost Trail, which stretches from Elm Grove Close, where Peter Veitch lived, to his place of burial in St. David’s churchyard.  The trail follows specially renovated lampposts, taking in some of the beautiful plants and trees their plant collectors brought back from their travels.   For more information, please see below.

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Grand Challenges 2015

As part of the Grand Challenges this year (1st – 5th June) a group of Exeter University took on the task of digitising the Devon Gardens Trust archive relating to the Veitch Family of Nurserymen and Streatham Campus.

For more information including timelines, profiles and interviews with Veitch historian, Caradoc Doy and our very own Director of Grounds, Iain Park, please visit the Grand Challenges page on the Devon Gardens Trust website.