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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

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Address: Kalawila Village, Beruwala, Bentota 12070, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 034 227 4462
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Beauty of a Bygone Era

Was a bit of a drive down a narrow road to get hear but once we got there felt it was fully worth the trip. A ticket to view the garden and home of Bewis Bawa costs Rs.1000 per... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Nilusha F
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The biggest problem with Brief Garden is the lack of directions both to get to the gardens and once their around the garden itself. Constructed in 1929 and opened to the public 40 years later, not a lot has been done to assist the visitor. Even the toilet located in the garden is a health hazard, certainly not there to... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Was a bit of a drive down a narrow road to get hear but once we got there felt it was fully worth the trip. A ticket to view the garden and home of Bewis Bawa costs Rs.1000 per person. There is an ancient bell that needs to be rung to inform that you have arrived. The garden is full... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Such peace and tranquility. We spent the day at Brief, walking along the many paths through luscious greenery and calm waters. Many sculptures and statues placed in the gardens give an insight to Bawa's lifestyle. Highly recommended for a day out.

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Budelsdorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Personal tour of the gardens and beautiful house. Entry 1000 rupees which goes towards upkeep. Take a picnic.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was a nightmare to get to the garden. There are no signs and the road is almost non-existent. After a long search we reached the place to find it desolate. We returned utterly disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We spent a lovely afternoon here wandering round the neat lawns. An English garden with spectacular exotic flowers. The house is beautiful and the lovely gentleman who showed us round and made our tea brought the house to life with stories of the past. Magical

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Whoever Needs a serious Driver&safe driving so I can only recommend dimuthu! He Shows you places & life far away from tourism Conclusion: Sri Lanka pur! Thanks Dimuthu

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

hard to find. no signs of indication. charging visitors but unable to see any maintenance. very neglected. Was greeted by a very rude, unfriendly man. visitors are locked in the garden once entered. to get out must ring a bell and wait for him to open gate.Not worth seeing. Waste of money.

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Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

lovely place, beautiful gardens, full of history, although the house could do with some TLC the art and sculptures are amazing, and not far from Bentota

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This garden is in serious need of maintenance. This is a smaller property compared to its bigger cousin Lunaganga, but there are weeds everywhere, the trails are unmarked and the paths slippery with mosses. The guide seemed uninterested and rude. Like Lunaganga, this place has potential to be major tourists attraction, but in serious need of care. Unlike Lungaganga, this... More 

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Address: Kalawila Village, Beruwala, Bentota 12070, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 034 227 4462
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota

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