Dea Fischer is originally from Toronto, Canada. After 20 years in the legal profession, she followed her passion into conservation horticulture. She is the head gardener for the 15th century National Trust property, The Oxburgh Estate in Norfolk, England. Utilizing the latest thinking and practices to re-interpret the historic gardens while inspiring and re-educating visitors, Dea and her team of staff and volunteers help the gardens to bloom and develop, and to safeguard them for future generations. Her work is focused on climate resilience in horticulture, with special emphasis on the unique challenges presented by a conservation heritage context. Dea teaches, lectures, and is an advisor to a 30,000-strong worldwide online horticultural community.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Alka Pool Construction Ltd. 
SLS Light Resource 
NW Landscape Supply 
Golden Spruce Nursery 

Lecture committee:
Margot Long
Daniel Roehr
Ron Rule