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.

Veitch trail p1

Veitch trail p2