SIL Landscape's three projects with railway sleepers

We are passionate about design, and have many inspirations to draw from, particularly contemporary designs with a Mediterranean twist, that make the most of clear geometric forms and create outdoor spaces that combine function, form and colour with low maintenance design, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your garden, in your own time.

Sil Landscapes is a unique English / Spanish Partnership created by Rebecca Phillips and Jose Jimenez. We provide a full range of services for the design, build, and maintenance of new landscapes, specialising in contemporary Landscape Design.

A wonderful collection of elegant and inventive designs that transform very mundane areas, into unique and inspiring gardens.

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PROJECT 1 The Brief: To create an inspiring space, enhance the existing features of the garden, and provide substantial planting areas for an avid gardener. To create added privacy with fencing, space for entertaining, and produce a garden that is quite simply out of the ordinary.

The Design: The design includes a large, curved deck, Baltic pine plant beds, filled with rich layers of texture and colour, several level changes, espaliers, textural hazel fencing creating borders and privacy, and smooth slate paving, perfect for afternoon sun. This garden was designed by John Newman, Landscape Designer.

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PROJECT 2 The Brief: To create a low maintenance, high impact stylish space, and provide decking area for al fresco dining, using contrasting colours and textures, and to help give a sense of space to the garden.

The Design: The garden area is split up into zones to give the illusion of more space, using slate paving laid in horizontal lines contrasting with gravel and Dutch oak sleepers forming geometric plant beds that punctuate the space creating a contemporary, urban landscape. Co-designed by John Newman and Rebecca Phillips.

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PROJECT 3 The Brief: To rationalise the existing large Victorian cottage garden into more manageable zones, working with and enhancing the existing features such as box hedge borders and herbaceous borders. To create a patio area for al fresco dining, and further planting areas.

The Design: A formal, low maintenance, cottage garden is created within the existing box hedges consisting of pinewood plant beds and gravel laid around a central feature. A patio and path is created as an edge to this zone which features an intricately laid pattern that allows planting to sit close to the path and patio edge and also includes a herb garden that provides both colours and scents to trickle over the hard landscaping, perfect for tranquil evenings. Designed by Rebecca Phillips.

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