We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Good maintained garden

Nice maintained garden in near bentona But entry fee is too much and also no one is there to guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Certainly still one of my favourite places to visit in Sri Lanka

I go here , 2 or 3 times a year. It never fails to inspire me. Not as well maintained as perhaps it... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Read all 459 reviews
All photos (591)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tuk tuk”(30 reviews)
“entrance fee”(17 reviews)
“per person”(12 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
Reviews (459)
Filter reviews
318 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tuk tuk entrance fee per person the owner worth a visit sri lanka hidden gem his brother guided tour ring the bell hidden away australian artist worth the effort famous visitors water features famous architect fascinating history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 318 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

Thank AlexT5913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice maintained garden in near bentona But entry fee is too much and also no one is there to guide in garden

Thank AmitahemantH
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I go here , 2 or 3 times a year. It never fails to inspire me. Not as well maintained as perhaps it could be but never the less the design works and has held up very well over the decades. Bevis Bawa certainly was...More

Thank northt21
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Breathtakingly beautiful gardens where one can spend hours exploring. Quiet, peaceful, enchanting! Extremely well maintained. The house was very interesting with many paintings, interesting photographs of Bevis Bawa and captivating poetry. The caretaker was very nice and pointed out many things of interest. The owner,...More

Thank Nirasha2015
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is the Garden and the House of Bewis Bawa, the brother of another famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. This has developed by Bewis Bawa from 1920s. The Garden with long walks under the shady tall trees and possible seating here and there, make you wander...More

Thank Amila Dananjaya D
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is the home and garden of Bevis Bawa, Aide-de-Camp to 2 British governors of Ceylon and elder brother of famed architect Geoffrey. Visited this place as a result of being turned away from Geoffrey Bawas 'Lunuganga' because we were 10 minutes late! Talk about...More

Thank PSie
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting these charming gardens. We thought it was nice that we could just wander around on our own without having to go on a guided tour. At the end of our walk the caretaker showed us round the house which was also...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Amazing experience and such beautiful place with some exceptional gardening.. and must mention the owner who is so knowledgeable and have worked with Mr. Bawa himself for so long is an amazing person. The gardens are from around the world just mention the French, English,...More

Thank Danushka W
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Grab a tuk tuk to Brief garden, if going by car you will struggle with some of the paths as when approaching this area the roads become narrow and thin (ideal for a tuk tuk). There are sign post guiding you to brief garden. A...More

Thank saffybb
Reviewed 1 May 2018 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

3  Thank Prabath J
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Dalmanuta Gardens - Ayurvedic Resort & Restaurant
310 reviews
3.03 km away
Okvin River Villa
23 reviews
3.15 km away
Nisala Arana Boutique Hotel
153 reviews
3.75 km away
The Waterside Bentota
157 reviews
4.47 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 24 nearby restaurants
Dalmanuta River Restaurant
9 reviews
3.21 km away
Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant
563 reviews
5.16 km away
Vintage Restaurant
77 reviews
5.79 km away
Ayesha Restaurant & Pub
98 reviews
5.27 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 19 nearby attractions
Kande Viharaya
132 reviews
4.23 km away
Soon SriLanka
39 reviews
4.56 km away
Senani Gems & Jewellers
9 reviews
5.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
28 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Dan D | Property representative |
Hi, it's open everyday of the week from 08.00am to 05.00pm