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Heavenly Hideaway

The minute I read about this place, I just knew I had to visit it. The grounds are simply gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol W
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Perth, Australia
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Interesting Venue

This is a good place to spend an hour to an hour and a half. The gardens aren't what the must have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
arbor-us
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can appreciate the amazing effort that has been made over many years to get and keep this garden in such a wonderful state. It is peaceful walking around and appreciating the landscape architecture. The house is also worth visiting and the tour guide we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Johns1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The minute I read about this place, I just knew I had to visit it. The grounds are simply gorgeous- a tamed tropical rustic maze of interconnecting paths and steps interlaced with stone ornaments and pools. The Japanese inspired terraced water feature is wonderfully serene....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carol W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Third time to this querky and interesting place. I took my visitors who loved it. A fan of the Bawa brothers anyway. The guides are excellent. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sylvia O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brief Gardens by Bevis Bawa - This was not on my itinerary, but found it in my tour book the night before. I asked my driver if we could visit the next am. Was so very pleased I did. Serene and peaceful place to enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Turner S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to spend an hour to an hour and a half. The gardens aren't what the must have been when Bevis Bawa was alive but they're still spectacular. The house tour is interesting as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arbor-us
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Fascinating place to visit if you are travelling to or from Bentota. I wasn't expecting to see something like this tucked away in the jungle and it was a lovely surprise to be able to wander around the gardens and the house. I would love...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Those who are interested in landscaping, Open space and Architecture should visit this place. The creator is a few decades ahead of his time. This place is not Wheel-chair accessible and they should think of some way to overcome the issue soon. The other big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LankanKing
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The garden, hidden away amongst the dense jungles of Sri Lanka, is well worth a stroll but it's the bungalow and it's history that will capture your interest. The colonial bungalow where Bevis Bawa lived and entertained his guests is a glimpse into the heady...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Otherwise skip, as the sight is quite remote from Bentota. This garden and the adjacent villa are Bewis Bawa's magnificent work. The sight is full of artsy and homoerotic artifacts, sculpture and furniture. The design is a blend of a modernist and Asian traditional styles....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vlad V
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Beautifully kept house and garden, owned by a gardener! A short tuk tuk from town thru windy narrow lane ways. Interesting history and artworks around the house.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hi, it's open everyday of the week from 08.00am to 05.00pm
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