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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Lost in a Wonderland

Its an amazing experience which we had on 29th april 2018. Little bit of isolated location. Not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Prabath J
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
via mobile
Beautiful architecture

This is a beautiful place but garden is not maintained properly. No cafeteria. Not worth for money... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dilani S
via mobile
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tuk tuk” (29 reviews)
“entrance fee” (17 reviews)
“cup of tea” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
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+94 34 2 274462
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its an amazing experience which we had on 29th april 2018. Little bit of isolated location. Not much of popularity with the locals. Access to the location is lityle bit difficult if you are travelling by public transport. You have to take tuk tuk form...More

2  Thank Prabath J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place but garden is not maintained properly. No cafeteria. Not worth for money. It would be a great place of attraction if managed in good manner.

Thank Dilani S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bevis Bawa Brief Garden, the managed home of a wealthy eccentric old Brit, he lived an alternative lifestyle here, perhaps the less said about that the better, but his home and garden are simply beautiful. A small but incredibly peaceful location, one wonders how...More

Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, imagine yourself in the house of an Edwardian gentleman somewhere in SE England... and yet the plants are too exotic, the temperature too hot and the humidity too high! This is the house and garden of Bevis Bawa, brother of the famous architect, Geoffrey....More

Thank crazymaddancer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stepping into the Brief reminded me of one of my childhood favorites: "The Secret Garden". Its eclectic landscaping - fusing manicured lawns with patches of wild herbage -makes this a unique garden. Although this is not a large place, there is a lot of detail...More

Thank malathyknight
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

The garden is very quaint and one can only imagine what it must have been like in its day. The collection of artwork and history is interesting too. If you have time and are interested in gardens and art then definitely pop through.

Thank travelbug608
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

It's not much big garden .but inside small area there are some special things to see about architecture. Because owner of garden was very famous architecture in Sri Lanka.you have to buy a ticket for enter.

Thank manushadesilva
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Its most exciting short trail to the house. Please do go the full circle which leads to the house. Unique plants and flowers can be seen. The house itself has artifacts and old photographs which will tell the story. Be mindful to apply mosquito repellent...More

Thank Roshie31
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

A little bit off the beaten track, but well worth it. The large garden is so cleverly designed with many levels and features, it's a peaceful space. The house is beautifully designed too, with many interesting photos and memorrabilia. The huge painting on the wall...More

1  Thank 2walkabout
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

At both sides of the entrance lane two beautiful sculptures on pillars to lure one in to visit this garden. And we were not disappointed, there was throughout plenty to discover, flowering trees and plants, narrow lanes, lined with old tree roots like sculptures, leading...More

Thank TonyDuwa
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March 28, 2017|
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Response from Dan D | Property representative |
Hi, it's open everyday of the week from 08.00am to 05.00pm
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