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“peaceful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa
Kalawila Village, Beruwala, Bentota 12070, Sri Lanka
034 227 4462
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Bentota
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Melbourne, Australia
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“peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Amazing gardens, so peaceful. We had a slow walk around and enjoyed tea in the garden too. Cover yourself in bug spray though- the mosquitoes are everywhere.

Visited November 2013
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“Don't miss this magnificent place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The grounds and home are a true delight. It is not easy to get there independently by walking or bus, so hire a tuktuk driver, who will wait for you while you are inside. Cost should be somewhere around 1,000 LKR for a return trip to Bentota.

Visited December 2013
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“Erotic garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Beautiful & interesting garden. Around every corner is a surprise. Bevis obviously enjoyed himself. Good that you can wander the gardens at your own pace. We appreciated that we were able to take our driver free of charge on the tour with us. He had never been before & he was not allowed to look at the gardens or buildings at Lunuganga (Geoffrey Bawa's property).
Interesting to see Donald Friend's input in some of the garden design & also his works in the house.

Visited October 2013
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Milan, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wort to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

it was a nice garden we were see in bentota area. They have interesting house inside the garden. One of guy he explained us architecture value of that home. It has created by bawa.

Visited October 2013
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London
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“Chilled with a teaspoon of History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

If you are feeling a bit cynical about the turtle sanctuaries, check this place out, Bevis Bawa was an interesting chap. There is a rather melancholy gentleman (he cared for the dying Bawa) who might see you after you have wandered around the gardens and offer you a very nice cup of tea and biscuits, who will show you the house and tells some interesting stories..

Visited April 2013
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