“My grandparents grew prize winning chrysanthemum’s on their nursery in Bradwell, Derbyshire. I guess you could say that a passion for flowers is in my blood”.
With over 14 years experience in the design and floristry industry Zara’s creative talent and experience have earned her the coveted position of resident florist at Britains favourite stately home in Derbyshire, a job she adores. ‘I take inspiration every day from my beautiful surroundings, I feel that the stunning countryside I live and work in is always reflected in my designs.’
Zara draws on her creative background, having studied Visual Communication and gaining a Masters degree in Illustration, to create visually stunning and imaginative designs. “I like to think that flowers have their own stories to tell and memories attached to them, the occasions they celebrate from weddings, to new people being born into the world, to people we love leaving it are always remembered once the flowers have faded’.
Zara also runs a very successful flower school based in Derbyshire, bespoke floral workshops and has designed flowers for royalty, celebrities, the BBC and many, many delighted customers. She lives in the Peak District with her lurcher.