Marianna Merisi is a landscape architect who gathers together either a wide botanical knowledge and uncommon talent in drawing. In 2015 she was awarded with Premio Lavinia Taverna, a prominent prize dedicated to women working in the fields of gardening and landscape. She graduated at Milan Politecnico with a thesis on “Pioneer Plants: a urban regeneration project”. Since 2010 to 2016 she collaborated with Cooperativa Sociale Cascina Bollate, inside the jail premises in the outskirts of Milan, a nursery-garden where unusual plant species are grown. She contributes to specialized magazines writing texts between narrative and scientific essay, with her own illustrations. Today she is a freelance landscape designer.