Following a degree in English Literature from Edinburgh University, Zinnia studied garden design at Merrist Wood College, while working part-time in a plant nursery. It was during this time that she developed a strong understanding of plants, which is integral to her design work.


Zinnia enjoys working closely with clients to develop spaces, and is as adept at making small changes to existing layouts as producing and executing large scale masterplans.


In Spring 2010 Zinnia qualified as a Landscape Architect with a post-graduate Diploma from the University of Gloucestershire.  She has been living - and gardening - on the south coast of Cornwall since 2012, where she lives with her furniture designer husband Henry and son Paddy.