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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Marginal decline from the earlier visit

Bevis Bawa was arguably the more talented of the two brothers as far as landscaping is concerned... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
The Brief Garden - It is surreal

history teaches us that Lunuganga is a haven for visitors, but I was proved wrong when I visited... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“entrance fee” (17 reviews)
“tuk tuk” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bevis Bawa was arguably the more talented of the two brothers as far as landscaping is concerned. However, it is somewhat sad to see the whole establishment slowly but surely falling in maintenance standards - it requires more than gate collections to maintain the gardens...More

Thank ponnapa2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

history teaches us that Lunuganga is a haven for visitors, but I was proved wrong when I visited the Brief Garden after many years to meet with its current owner, Dooland De Silva. he was friendly, quick to realize that we have met earlier (despite...More

1  Thank Dilshad_Sadiq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd read about this place before coming to Sri Lanka and as I was staying nearby I thought I'd give it a go. A couple of friends I met on my holiday joined me (we visited Richmond Castle on the same day) and we all...More

1  Thank K W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Brief garden is about a 30 minute tuk tuk ride away from Bentota (we paid 300 rupees for 2 of us including driver waiting time). Entrance to the garden is 1000 rupees each. The ride was so picturesque through real Sri Lankan lush country....More

Thank LadyPavlova
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The worst place I have ever been. As I remember entrance fee is around Rs.300 just to see the garden. 1000 for house plus the garden (per person) utter waste of money. Dry untidy place. 😑 Literally nothing to see.In need of a serious maintenance...More

Thank ThamalieK
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Brief Garden is somewhat off the radar as a regular tourist destination in Sri Lanka is concerned but well worth a visit if you are in Bentota. The garden itself is located down a narrow lane way and would not be accessible by any vehicle...More

1  Thank Monticat1
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

First of all, don't forget that this was Bevis's private house so don't expect to find a palace or a museum when you come here because you won't find that. The place is very remote and difficult to access, which in my opinion makes the...More

2  Thank AlberRM
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Garden was nice and fairly maintained, but the guide wasnt friendly enough. Hoped to see something more than this....

Thank aruna411
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

... combined with a unique garden experience, some kind of jungle, art objects, seldom flowers, the extraordinary bat-headed lily just finished to bloom and (never seen before) porcelaine roses now in it's best red colour, all incredible, sunk deep into the soul and heart. A...More

1  Thank Travexperience
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Brief Garden offered an opportunity for us to get away from the beach resort for a while. The garden itself is hidden away, but well worth the effort involved in finding it. Beautiful tropical plants at every turn and an interesting house filled with art...More

1  Thank Nick and Angel S
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Hi, Could any one let me know the opening hours of Brief Garden, and whether it is open every day of the week? Thanks.
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