Anna Peyron is the founder of the Anna Peyron nursery in Castagneto Po (Turin), specialising in the cultivation of ancient and botanical roses.
Her forebears include Amedeo Peyron, the Egyptologist who, together with Champollion, deciphered the Rosetta stone and who was behind the foundation of the Egyptian Museum in Turin; her great-grandfather engineer designed Italy’s first Parliament building, the Palazzo Carignano in Turin. She started work at the art gallery of Gian Enzo Sperone, with Pistoletto and Mario Merz.
In 2012 she won the IO DONNA prize awarded by the “Corriere della Sera” newspaper. She had a column in the “La Stampa” newspaper for years, and she writes for “Gardenia” magazine.