Christina Silk is one of Australia’s leading Planting Designers and Landscape Architects. 

She is commissioned by some of the country’s best landscape architecture and architecture firms.

Christina has 30 years’ experience as a Planting Designer, Landscape Architect and Horticulturalist managing projects of varying scales. She is regularly engaged to undertake Design Reviews and advises on important projects.

She is passionate about increasing our urban canopy with tree-lined streets and educates emerging Landscape Architects in planting design.

Christina’s recent projects include planting design for National Park Headquarters in Albert Park, Melbourne and St Leonards Park, North Sydney. She also led the planting design for One Central Park (with Aspect OCULUS) and delivered the planting design and landscape architecture for Sydney's Redlands school in Cremorne.


Master of Philosophy (Landscape Architecture) 
University of New South Wales

Graduate Certificate in Project Management
University of Technology Sydney

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons.) 
University of New South Wales 


University of New South Wales
Sessional Lecturer and Tutor
2016 - Current

Christina Silk Office of Planting
(previously Silk Consulting Landscape Architects) 
2012 - Current

OCULUS Landscape Architecture + Urban Design
Associate Director
1999 - 2012

The Landscape Company
Project Landscape Architect

Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture
Graduate Landscape Architect
1995 - 1998

Honeysuckle Garden
Nursery Person
1994 - 1999

Sherringhams Nursery
Nursery Person
1989 - 1994

Professional Affiliations

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
No. 01875

Australian Institute of Horticulture
No. CXS300920


Christina Silk has recently completed a Masters in Philosophy through the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales. Her research was borne out of 25 years of observations while working in horticulture and landscape architecture and is focused on the interface between, and requirements, of grey infrastructure and street trees. The research furthers the collective knowledge of street trees and predicts the likelihood of achieving the policy aspirations of State and Local Governments.