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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Enchanting, serene, quaint oasis

Stepping into the Brief reminded me of one of my childhood favorites: "The Secret Garden". Its... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
malathyknight
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Lovely spot if you have time on your hands

The garden is very quaint and one can only imagine what it must have been like in its day. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelbug608
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Seoul, South Korea
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Overview

  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tuk tuk” (29 reviews)
“entrance fee” (17 reviews)
“cup of tea” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
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+94 34 2 274462
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Reviews (442)

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"tuk tuk"
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"entrance fee"
in 17 reviews
"cup of tea"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"per person"
in 11 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 10 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 25 reviews
"his brother"
in 9 reviews
"the owner"
in 12 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 8 reviews
"ring the bell"
in 5 reviews
"hidden away"
in 5 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 7 reviews
"off the beaten track"
in 4 reviews
"water features"
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"fascinating history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is very quaint and one can only imagine what it must have been like in its day. The collection of artwork and history is interesting too. If you have time and are interested in gardens and art then definitely pop through.

Thank travelbug608
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not much big garden .but inside small area there are some special things to see about architecture. Because owner of garden was very famous architecture in Sri Lanka.you have to buy a ticket for enter.

Thank manushadesilva
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its most exciting short trail to the house. Please do go the full circle which leads to the house. Unique plants and flowers can be seen. The house itself has artifacts and old photographs which will tell the story. Be mindful to apply mosquito repellent...More

Thank Roshie31
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little bit off the beaten track, but well worth it. The large garden is so cleverly designed with many levels and features, it's a peaceful space. The house is beautifully designed too, with many interesting photos and memorrabilia. The huge painting on the wall...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At both sides of the entrance lane two beautiful sculptures on pillars to lure one in to visit this garden. And we were not disappointed, there was throughout plenty to discover, flowering trees and plants, narrow lanes, lined with old tree roots like sculptures, leading...More

Thank TonyDuwa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful visit to a serene beautiful garden and house. The staff were lovely and we learned a lot. It's a little of the beaten track so take a tuk-tuk.

Thank susie101
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Certainly is well hidden and not very easy to find but very well kept and lovely setting. Entrance fee a little steep for what there is to see but I imagine the up keep is a huge job. Very well maintained garden with lots of...More

1  Thank Kep70
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

It was a longer Tuk Tuk ride than we'd anticipated, but none the worst for that. Both house and gardens are well worth the effort. We weren't racing on to another destination so we whiled away a couple of hours wandering around the gardens. The...More

Thank Henry M
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We quite enjoyed our visit here - there isn't a huge amount to see .It cost 1000LKR. A tea room would be a bonus. We were taken there by our Tuk tuk driver from Suranga Tours - who i cant recommend enough. We much preferred...More

1  Thank Marshmim
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cmscarter
28 March 2017|
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Response from Dan D | Property representative |
Hi, it's open everyday of the week from 08.00am to 05.00pm
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