Design company of Brief

Brief Garden Designs is the design company of Brief, (the most talked about private garden in Sri Lanka and the Home & Garden of Bevis Bawa, established in 1929), 5 acres of landscaped garden, and nursery for ornamental plants & root-balled trees, & palms. Dooland de Silva worked with Bevis Bawa from 1969 to 1990. Brief Garden Designs is a subsidiary of Brief Garden private Ltd.

Brief Garden Designs is hired by many well recognized Architects from Sri Lanka & from other countries. Many Projects were done with Late Architect Geoffrey Bawa, Late Architect Milroy Perera, Architect Channa Daswatte, Architect Vinod Jayasinghe, Architect C. Anjalendran, Architect Shyan Kumaradas, Architect Ismath Rahim, Architect Varuna de Silva, Architect Bernard Gomez, Architect Arosha Perera to name a few

Specialized in

  • Consultation
  • Landscaping
  • Garden Designing & Executing
  • Providing Design Sketches & Detail Drawings
  • Sourcing & Supplying All Plants and Material
  • Necessary Plumbing Water Gardens (Lakes – Ponds – Waterfalls)
  • Laying out Lawns with different grasses
  • Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Courts (clay) Construction
  • Garden Lighting

*Garden maintenance is undertaken only if they are designed by Brief Garden Designs


Most of the Machinery required for landscaping
Vehicles for transporting root-balled trees, palms, and plants
Well-trained staff – Supervisors, Gardeners & workers
All staff members are trained in using, liquid & dry
Chemicals & fertilizers and their effects, small motorized machinery,
All the garden equipment and safety methods.

Few interesting projects done since 1980

  • Peacock Beach Hotel, Hambantota, Sri Lanka (1982/3)
  • Culture Club (1st Stage) Dambulla, Sri Lanka Arch. Romesh Fonseka (1994/5)
  • Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla, Sri Lanka Arch. Geoffrey Bawa (1995/6)
  • Tropical Villas Hotel, Beruwala, Sri Lanka Arch. V. Jayasinghe (1997)
  • Royal Palms Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Arch. Mihindu Keerthiratne
  • The Oasis Hotel, Hambantota, Sri Lanka (1997/8)
  • Lanka Princess Hotel, Beruwala, Sri Lanka (German Architect) (1997/8)
  • Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium,(exterior) Sri Lanka (2002)
  • The Palms Hotel, Moragalla, Beruwala, Sri Lanka Naveen Gunaratne (2004)
  • Kandy Walawwa, Kandy, Sri Lanka (Boutique Hotel) Arch. C. Daswatte(2004)
  • Galle Face Regency, Colombo, Sri Lanka Arch. Anton Jacob (2005/6)
  • Lavender House, Hellbodde, Pussellawa, Sri Lanka (Boutique Hotel) (2006)
  • Taru Villas Park Street, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka (Boutique Hotel) (2007)
  • Tamarind Hill, Dadalla, Galle, Sri Lanka (Boutique Hotel) (2008)
  • Villa Modarawatte, Koggala, Sri Lanka (Boutique Hotel) (2008/9)
  • Serene Pavilions, Wadduwa. Australian Architect
  • Crescat – The Monarch Public Area
  • Saffron Beach Villas, Habaraduwa
  • Havelock City (Club House)
  • Mercedes Benz Center, DIMO 0800 Colombo 14
  • Reefs Edge, Uswetakeiyawa
  • Nallur Heritage, Jaffna
  • Regent by Chariot, Malambe
  • Temple Tree Resort & Spa, Induruwa
  • Dialog Tower (Dialog Head Office), Colombo 02
  • Calamancy Cove, Balapitiya
  • Hamilton Deck by Reefs Edge, Uswetakeiyawa
  • Havelock City Phase II
  • Kings Pavilion, Kandy
  • Hermitage, Kandy

Projects in Hand

  • Anantara Resorts, Kalutara
  • Galle Fort Hotel
Dooland de Silva

Principle Designer
Trained Landscape Gardener
+94 77 301 9159

Nandanie Karunasekara

Managing Partner
Diploma in Agriculture (Sri Lanka)
+94 77 301 9955

Dan de Silva

Designer/ Director Operations
B.Des (Architecture) Assumption University of Thailand
University of Technology, Sydney
Reading for MBA (Tourism & Marketing) University of Wales (E)
+94 77 350 9290 (M)

Brief, Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka.
(+94) 11 406 3290/1