Daniel Michael and Mark Lea – The Surreal Succulents’ Journey: From the Window Sill to RHS Chelsea Gold
Daniel Michael drew upon the valuable experience he had gained within the island gardens of St Michael’s Mount when he was invited to open a nursery in the renowned Sculpture Garden at Tremenheere in 2014.
His ambition is to produce succulents that can withstand British winters. In recent years, Daniel has begun to grow his own hybrids and has over 50 varieties of echeveria.
He is passionate about the dramatic and sculptural shapes of succulents as well as their vibrant colours, and will be bringing examples to show and sell at our lectures.
Daniel’s impressive reputation for growing a wonderful collection of quality, rare and unusual succulents, led to his company, Surreal Succulents, being awarded a Gold medal for its first ever exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September 2021.
Surreal Succulents is currently working in collaboration with Mark Lea, an experienced designer-maker, who is focusing upon the digital within contemporary craft practice. Together, they plan to share and create a new style for succulents and garden design.