The strength of Monique’s work

Monique is  a green heritage researcher and a garden landscape architect. The combination of researching the past and advising about the future makes her work unique. She chose this profession to be able to give historic gardens and landscapes a future and to create places which people would enjoy. The Spirit of the Place is the core of all her work. Monique shares and conveys her knowledge by means of research reports, designs, publications, articles and lectures. Her work field stretches from estates, gardens and landscapes to villages, towns, cities and public spaces.

Monique works in England for the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle and in the Netherlands from her studio on the Duno estate.

News selection

Jubilee Dutch Guild of Head Gardeners

The Dutch Guild of Head Gardeners celebrated its fifteenth jubilee year  in style with a weekend at the estate of Twickel. They asked Monique to give a lecture on the garden of Sissinghurst. 


Work in two countries again

From 2018 onwards Monique’s work will be concentrated in both The Netherlands and the UK, where Sissinghurst research and advice will continu. 


Lecture for Men Garden Society

A garden club of only men, calling themselves The Garden Men, has asked Monique to give a lecture about the influence of her work on Sissinghurst. It was a very animated evening for a totally enthusiastic and interested public of men and their wives.

First article Tuinseizoen

Monique’s first article ‘Working at Sissinghurst’ for the garden magazine TUINSeizoen is recently published.

Christmas blog for Dutch NGS

Every month Monique writes a blog about Sissinghurst on the website of the Dutch NGS, the ‘Nederlandse Tuinenstichting’. Her Christmas blog is about the White Owl of Sissinghurst.

Read the blog
Previous episodes are to be found here

New Sissinghurst map

The graphic artist Neil Gower has  been asked to design a new map of the Sissinghurst Garden and Monique works with him to get it up to date.


work in progress

Green protection council of Asten

The council of Asten would like to protect its valuable green heritage and asked Monique to embed this in several ways in their council policy.

Lion Pond

The only pond in Harold and Vita’s garden was made into a sunken garden and will be reinstated. To do this properly, a historic research is required and currently underway.

Little North Garden

Now the structure of the garden is realised and the paths are finished, we have started with the plant scheme.



A design is currently being made for the space between the Little North Garden and the Orchard to create a flowing route for visitors and to make this little backspace into a worthy part of the Sissinghurst garden.

Redesigning Miserden Nursery

The new owners of Miserden Nursery in a beautiful spot of the Cotswolds, asked Monique to improve the nursery design- and function-wise. 


finished projects