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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Hidden gem in Sri Lanka

This is an amazing garden in Sri Lanka and one of a beautiful garden we have visited. It hard to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lia G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Great place

We enjoyed visiting this beautiful property together with the history of this Aristocrratic Family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“entrance fee” (16 reviews)
“tuk tuk” (26 reviews)
“worth a visit” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing garden in Sri Lanka and one of a beautiful garden we have visited. It hard to find but once you enter this magical garden, you'll forget everything. We walk around and enjoyed the beauty of the nature and emerald garden decors....More

Thank Lia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this beautiful property together with the history of this Aristocrratic Family in the Times of the British colony. A great artist and architect of gardens design. Definitely recommendable. Pity that the foundations of Sri Lanka do not invest to keep it nicer....More

Thank Clefsdor_65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really cool thing to do. The Tuk Tuk ride is fun, it takes you off the beaten track into the jungle. Upon arrival you ring on a big gong bell. A man lets you in on the side gate and allows you...More

Thank senzil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved strolling around the gardens and through the house. Fascinating to see how it has been maintained and to reflect on that era, good and not so good. Appreciated the gay art.

Thank Dean68aust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

did not know much about this place ,but three people in one day recommended,and was very pleased to have gone.look it up first to see if its what you like.

Thank heathcote71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our time in Sri Lanka. If you enjoy gardens, art and architecture you should not miss this. Brief is hidden away inland of busy Bentota and is a tranquil oasis created by Bevis Bawa, brother of well known...More

Thank cmb48
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This place take a long time to get to, but takes about 30 mins to visit. Odd combination of manicured gardens, eclectic sculptures, paintings and house. Journey to and from gives an interesting insight into rural Sri Lankan subsistence living. Perfect example of English eccentricity.

Thank Anthony2008
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The Brief Garden is a must to visit. It is tranquil and yet totally alive with bird song. At the villa we were met by a guide who informed us about the history of the house and garden. The gardens are beautiful however, we would...More

Thank Kestrelgirl
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

What a hidden gem! One of the most impressive, calm and beautiful places we have visited. We visited as a family with adult children. Walked around the garden - perfect for pictures. We also saw some monkeys! Off the beaten path, especially from Kalutara, but...More

Thank 331jenna
Reviewed 31 October 2017

You have travel deep into the village to find this place. So if you are going with your own vehicle then make sure about route. However it is a hidden gem. Beautiful landscaping with proper maintenance. You have to get a ticket at the entrance.

Thank Harini T
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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