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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

Address: Kalawila Village, Beruwala, Bentota 12070, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 034 227 4462
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Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Bentota
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Ranchi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Dreieich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We really enjoyed the Bevis Bawa Garden, it is stunning and beautiful, we were amazed by ist varaiety of plants and stautes/figures. A must see see if you like nature.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I thought it is a bit over rated. Could be maintained better for a fee of one thousand rupees. But we had an excellent cup of Sri Lankan tea!!

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Sabac, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful garden and house with unusual plants, especially black flower is wonderful. For a relatively short period of time and small fee we saw a delightful garden and house created by Sri Lankan landscape architect Bevis Bawa. Enjoyment and relaxation in melt of nature and human mind.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very atmospheric and well worth a visit. The gardens are well cared for and very interesting. Watch out for the mongoose,......

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Just a short ride in a tuk-tuk from our hotel and well worth it..a couple of hours is enough to take in the beautiful gardens and house. Lots of flowers and birds and a free cuppa at the end of the tour.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Disapointed with the gardens. Not enough information or even a map. House was interesting but the whole thing was not worth the entry fee.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Lovely large tranquil gardens but the house is very interesting. it belonged to the architect and designer Bevis Bawa, a homosexual who was the darling of the Hollywood crowd in the 50's. Beautifully deigned spacious rooms, he died without children and left the house and over 24 acres to his staff,The Butler, who now owns the house will show you... More 

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