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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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Peace from a bygone era

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Budelsdorf, Germany
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

On our visit to Turtle Hatchery we had one of the most memorable experience of our lives. Holding 3 days old turtles in our hand was something amazing. There were different varieties of turtles and of different ages. We also saw one handicapped turtle who is there in hatchery since long. This was indeed a different kind of experience.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Tranquil gardens on a much smaller scale than those of his brother at Lunuganga but worth a visit. There was no guide to walk around and explain everything here but when I reached the houes the guide gave much information about the house, statues, Bevis Bawa's artistic friends and house guests. Very interesting.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Bevis Bawa may not have had the fame and talent of his brother Geoffrey, but his garden at The Brief is a wonderful exercise of trying to keep the jungle under some control, while letting it be part of it at the same time. Mass plantings of one plant on various locations creates a calmness next to the riot of... More 

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

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