Marlena Rether

Landscape designer

Marlena (1993) is from Saxony Anhalt in Germany. She started her professional education with a year of garden monument maintenance at the Arboretum Kalmthout. After this she studied Landscape Architecture at the TU in Dresden where she immersed herself in the research and design of cultural heritage, with a focus on the revitalization and modernization of rediscovered rural estates.

In 2021 Marlena graduated as Landscape Architect from the Academy of Architecture with her project “A Lasting place” – a search for a village as a permanent landscape element in times of decline. She designed a village edge, which reinforces and preserves the identity of the village and its community, even if the village becomes abandonned.

During her Master’s, Marlena has worked at Karres en Brands before switching to HNS in 2018. In her work at H+N+S she is always looking for integrated design solutions. In recent years, she was mainly involved in the Wolferen-Sprok dyke reinforcement project and small-scale urban development projects such as the housing and redevelopment project around the National Monument De Hoge Riet in Ermelo and the entrance areas of the Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Parallel to her work, Marlena works as a volunteer at the organic plant nursery Bijenkans to expand her knowledge on sustainable planting and landscaping.

Design map De Hooge Riet



Tuinen de Hooge Riet, Ermelo

  • Heritage
  • Landscaping
  • Sustainable Region