Daniel has grown cacti and other succulents since he was a young boy, and now almost 40 years on still keen to learn all there is to know about his passion. It is now officially a hobby gone mad! It all started when his Mum bought him a cactus aged 11, which he grew on his bedroom window sill. Fascinated by this plant Daniel decided to develop his practical knowledge of these plants and secured paid employment nurturing an extensive private collection of cacti and succulents. Daniel further grew his knowledge and passion for all things cactus by being involved with the BCSS/Haworthia & Mammilaria societies; he has been a BCSS Judge in both Cacti and Succulents for over 10 years.
Daniel’s personal collection has steadily grown and now fills 9 commercial size glasshouses; he houses National Collections of Astroloba, Gasteria and Haworthia which have been in his care for over 20 years.
In 2015 Daniel started to display and sell his plants at some of the smaller Royal Horticultural Shows and following his initial success went on to exhibit at several larger shows in 2016 and took on Hampton Court in 2017. He is very excited to have been asked to feature at RHS Chelsea this year.