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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Mesmerizing Garden and an Iconic house

This is the Garden and the House of Bewis Bawa, the brother of another famous architect Geoffrey... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amila Dananjaya D
,
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Artists Jungle Retreat

This is the home and garden of Bevis Bawa, Aide-de-Camp to 2 British governors of Ceylon and elder... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PSie
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Heathcote Junction Australia
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tuk tuk” (30 reviews)
“entrance fee” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
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+94 34 2 274462
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Garden and the House of Bewis Bawa, the brother of another famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. This has developed by Bewis Bawa from 1920s. The Garden with long walks under the shady tall trees and possible seating here and there, make you wander...More

Thank Amila Dananjaya D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the home and garden of Bevis Bawa, Aide-de-Camp to 2 British governors of Ceylon and elder brother of famed architect Geoffrey. Visited this place as a result of being turned away from Geoffrey Bawas 'Lunuganga' because we were 10 minutes late! Talk about...More

Thank PSie
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting these charming gardens. We thought it was nice that we could just wander around on our own without having to go on a guided tour. At the end of our walk the caretaker showed us round the house which was also...More

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Amazing experience and such beautiful place with some exceptional gardening.. and must mention the owner who is so knowledgeable and have worked with Mr. Bawa himself for so long is an amazing person. The gardens are from around the world just mention the French, English,...More

Thank Danushka W
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Grab a tuk tuk to Brief garden, if going by car you will struggle with some of the paths as when approaching this area the roads become narrow and thin (ideal for a tuk tuk). There are sign post guiding you to brief garden. A...More

Thank saffybb
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Its an amazing experience which we had on 29th april 2018. Little bit of isolated location. Not much of popularity with the locals. Access to the location is lityle bit difficult if you are travelling by public transport. You have to take tuk tuk form...More

3  Thank Prabath J
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place but garden is not maintained properly. No cafeteria. Not worth for money. It would be a great place of attraction if managed in good manner.

Thank Dilani S
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The Bevis Bawa Brief Garden, the managed home of a wealthy eccentric old Brit, he lived an alternative lifestyle here, perhaps the less said about that the better, but his home and garden are simply beautiful. A small but incredibly peaceful location, one wonders how...More

Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Yes, imagine yourself in the house of an Edwardian gentleman somewhere in SE England... and yet the plants are too exotic, the temperature too hot and the humidity too high! This is the house and garden of Bevis Bawa, brother of the famous architect, Geoffrey....More

Thank crazymaddancer
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Stepping into the Brief reminded me of one of my childhood favorites: "The Secret Garden". Its eclectic landscaping - fusing manicured lawns with patches of wild herbage -makes this a unique garden. Although this is not a large place, there is a lot of detail...More

Thank malathyknight
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Hi, it's open everyday of the week from 08.00am to 05.00pm
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