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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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if you are passionate about landscaping, don's miss this

if you are passionate about landscaping, architecture, this is a place that you need to see. But if you are not really interested about these, you will not finding anything much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
RanjPer
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

if you are passionate about landscaping, architecture, this is a place that you need to see. But if you are not really interested about these, you will not finding anything much interesting. if you are going there via Southern highway, please don't follow the road that google maps shows (via road to Sri Sudarmarama temple rd) - instead go via... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This house and garden is lovely, though the prudish might be taken aback by some of the sculptures. We were offered tea - nothing could be more perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Of all the experiences in Sri Lanka this was our number one. Our party of four took 2 tuk tuks to the house of this larger than life Sri Lankan [6ft 7 inches} The house id s full of artwork and treasures and our guide worked for Bevis so new so much. The gardens are beautifully landscaped, Tea on the... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very interesting garden and house, well worth a visit and not crowded.Intereting to compare eith other Bawa buildings such as The Gsllery cafe in Colombo.

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a beautiful place to visit its a short tuk tuk ride to these lovely gardens and house with a interesting story now left to the staff who cared for the owner until his death you can then visit a nearby temple and see the everyday life of Sri Lanka people en-route

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Down some very narrow rough roads (with no signs pointing the way), this is a great way to spend an hour or so away from the beach. The house and grounds are beautiful – and an inspiration for landscaping back at home. Don’t expect formal gardens or placards identifying plants – but rather just a nice place to explore and... More 

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Cornwall, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Geoffrey Bawa was a very important architect in Sri Lanka. This house and garden developed some of his ideas on light space and shape and vistas (and his sense of humour) as well as displaying some of the art he collected or commissioned by a range of artists and sculptors

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Ranchi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It is located way too much in the interiors . If you are in self drive with gps then I will not suggest going there. After much meandering I found a rickshaw who asked me to follow him to the gardens otherwise I would have got lost . The entry charges are thousand rupees

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Lanscaping and the design was good. They charge a lot to visit the place but I think they can maintain the garden more than that. Lots of mosquitos and they could have done the needful. Unfriendly gate keeper.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Unspoilt full of birds. A guided tour around the villa with a very interesting history. Well worth a visit

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