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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
Review Highlights
An amazing and eclectic house and garden

The gardens and house are really lovely. You're free to explore the large garden then a guide will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful gardens, really interesting history

We felt this was well worth visiting and the entrance fee of 1000 LKR per person was reasonable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens and house are really lovely. You're free to explore the large garden then a guide will take you around the house. The gardens are filled with sections of tropical plants and features which are truly peaceful. The house sits at the top of...More

Thank Fullyflatbed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We felt this was well worth visiting and the entrance fee of 1000 LKR per person was reasonable. Very peaceful gardens that you can wander through and explore at your own pace. After visiting the gardens a friendly guide showed us the house and explained...More

Thank LondonE3Traveller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were left to wander around the gardens to try and work out where to go. There are some nice areas even if overgrown which almost adds a sense of discovery. However the naked statues littered around don't prepare you for the house which has...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely walk through the grounds around the winding paths was had, followed by a walk around the house which had some querky items like the outdoor bath and statue ( see if you can find it) ideally take mosque spray with you as we...More

Thank MotorHead999
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We spent about an hour or so here. It was nice, but the weather was really humid that day and our kids were getting a bit cranky. The gardens are well kept and we would love to live in this house, it's lovely. It's 1000...More

Thank Cozzerwozzer79
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Already the way to brief garden is a little adventure and makes lot of fun. You pass little village(s), get the feeling driving though jungle. Brief garden itself is an oasis of silence. It is designed/arranged very well with nice trees, flowers, tiny lakes. The...More

1  Thank plinius05
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A true jungle in a village. Calm and quiet place, very cool in every climate and easy access from Mathgama Town. Environmental friendly location visited by many foreign guests. The site is well looked after by the people in charge. A must for any one...More

Thank Anton E
Reviewed 12 July 2017

On arrival my husband and I were left to explore the grounds on our own and we could take as much or little time to do this. Warning - Don't forget to apply insect repellent before visiting unlike us - The mosquitos enjoyed feasting on...More

Thank wats0n2017
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Bevis Bawa was arguably the more talented of the two brothers as far as landscaping is concerned. However, it is somewhat sad to see the whole establishment slowly but surely falling in maintenance standards - it requires more than gate collections to maintain the gardens...More

Thank ponnapa2016
Reviewed 5 June 2017

history teaches us that Lunuganga is a haven for visitors, but I was proved wrong when I visited the Brief Garden after many years to meet with its current owner, Dooland De Silva. he was friendly, quick to realize that we have met earlier (despite...More

1  Thank Dilshad_Sadiq
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28 March 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