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.
From 2018 onwards Monique’s work will be concentrated in both The Netherlands and the UK, where Sissinghurst research and advice will continu.
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.
Monique’s first article ‘Working at Sissinghurst’ for the garden magazine TUINSeizoen is recently published.
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.
Recently Monique paid a visit to Hyde Hall in Essex to look at their dry garden which was made on top of a hill on clay soil. This to inspire our own plans of making Sissinghurst’s Delos into a rock garden again with a Mediterranean touch.
From January onwards Monique is going to write a monthly article for the Dutch garden magazine TUINSeizoen.
Monique had an accidental encounter at the Charleston Garden Festival with an old resident of South Cottage. Recently, he visited Sissinghurst and provided useful, previously unknown, information about the garden.