2014 – present    Green Heritage researcher, landscape architect and advisor of the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

2011 – present     Running of bureau Monique Wolak green heritage and landscape architecture

1983-2011            Director of bureau Marcelis Wolak landscape architecture

2008-2009           Coaching of landscape architects of bureau Eelerwoude

1999-present       Garden architect at The Gardens of Appeltern during the National Garden Design days

1999-2003           Lecturer garden design at the College van Hall Larenstein in Velp

1995-2000           Partnership with urban development Bureau van Droffelaar (now Oostzee) as their landscape advisor

1994-2004           Working together with the provincial Gelders Genootschap on a pilot and plans for the visual quality of the urban landscape and the appearance of buildings

1991-1994           Project leader and landscape architect at the municipality of Haarlem

1982-1983           Assistant of the landscape architect and professor Hans Warnau at the Wageningen University & Reseach.


Relevant Work

Report of the English Garden History, combined with social and economical factors (graduation project)

Study of Arts & Crafts gardens

Study of the inspiration for Sissinghurst’s gardens, their development and plants: advice for improvements and design.

Study of the lives and gardens of the contemporaries, friends and acquaintances of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson


Cultural historical research, valuations, recommendations and designs for historic gardens, parks, farms, estates and landscapes

Park and garden designs

Planting plans

Transformation plans

Farmyard plans

Landscape policy plans and landscape development plans

Building policy plans

Urban, town and village plans

Green structure plans, recreation plans

Design of Public spaces


Writing of garden articles