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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

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Address: | Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
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+94 34 2 274462
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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An excellent 1/2 day visit

Visited here one afternoon in January for a half day trip from Bentota. A delight for both the gardener and anyone into house/style. I suggest a " Google" first or Wikipedia to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tony R
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting private garden and house to see even though it has the regular plants as everywhere in the region. Some guidance is being offered in the house at the end of the whole tour. Not sure if 1000 rs. are an appropriate entrance fee but it was a nice short trip from Bentota (about 20min drive with rikshaw). Make sure... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here one afternoon in January for a half day trip from Bentota. A delight for both the gardener and anyone into house/style. I suggest a " Google" first or Wikipedia to read the background. Was able to take some excellent photographs.

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Thank Tony R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got to know from #yamu.tv. We thought we were totally lost looking at the narrow road. Never thought that there would be vehicles. But there were some foreigners as well as locals. Entrance fee is 1000 rs per person to visit both garden and bungalow. Garden was breathtaking and we were so surprised with the architectural mind of Bewis bawa.... More 

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Thank Buddhika W
Tallinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have nothing to add to comments and pictures of earlier visitors. An adorable place, away from mass tourism. I would stay there forever...

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Thank johhaidii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It worth to have a walk in this garden. We went with tuk tuk and have a short walk in the garden with guide who talked about the life of the owners. It was very interesting.

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Thank Edina S
Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road to this place is really challenging - and it will make you wonder where on earth are you - but once you reach the place; every bump on the way is well worth it. It charges 3000 LKR for entry. The gardens are beautiful. The house tour will take you to days of glory of the european influence... More 

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Thank Bitasta
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting jungle garden which is very peaceful and not busy. You can walk around the garden and then the house which has works of art created by Bevis Bawa . Saw a large monkey in the trees and also a minitor lizard. Take a picnic and enjoy the experience.

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Thank 289jimf
Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

20 minutes from aluthgama passing paddy files and marshy land with lots of birds live and buffaloes grazing in the area. the garden a lone is a place you must visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Take a tuk tuk ride to the Bawa house and garden. Although garden needs some maintenance it's a lovely retreat with pathways through the tropical gardens. Aspects of the house are interesting as is the story of the talented Bawa brothers.

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Thank Mary G
Lija
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

I love the Bawa family history and went there as a kind of trip to the intimacy of Bewis. In fact, this is what you get... a good insight to yesteryear artistic life. Quite a good collection of artistic objects that remind you of Jean Cocteau. The garden is less enchanting except for the cascade and the century-old frangipan tree.... More 

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