A Visit To Bevis Bawa's Brief Gardens

Bentota
  • 2 Hours (Approx.)

  • Garden Tour

  • Min 2 People

  • English

  • Guide Price From£36pp

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  • Brief Gardens is the former home of Landscape Architect Bevis Bawa, brother of popular architect Geoffrey Bawa. Located about 20 minutes from Aluthgama town, Brief has a sprawling garden and a diverse collection of art. You can reach Brief after passing many paddy fields and narrow country lanes. At the entrance to the garden there are two statues with flower for hats. Among the attractions at Brief the most noteworthy are the homoerotic sculpture and the magnificent mural resembling the style of Marc Chagall. The garden is a much loved place of architects, especially those interested in landscape design. There are over 100 different kinds of trees in this garden.

    You can either walk on your own or seek the services of a guide to explore the garden. If necessary, you can request a map from the staff at Brief. Although there are many paths in the Gardens, they all lead to the house. So, it is very rarely a person when walking without a guide in the Gardens will lose the correct path. The seats in the Gardens allow visitors to relax and enjoy a few minutes admiring the landscape and the well landscaped designs. When you have completed the walking in the Gardens, you can arrive at the main house for tea and biscuits with Dooland De Silva who has worked for Brief Gardens during the last 40 years. He was a close associate of Bevis Bawa and after tea he will take you on a tour of the house.

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    What's Included
  • Guided garden tour
  • Tea provided
  • Guided house tour
  • Cost Excludes
  • Pick and drop from your hotel ( Can arrange at extra cost once we know which hotel you need picking up from)
  • Excursions & detours beyond the itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks and gratuities, photo fees at some monuments
  • Additional Information

  • Must apply for Visa before arrive in Srilanka. To apply go to http://www.eta.gov.lk
  • This is only an offer without any obligation on day tour, until such time the tour is confirmed and availability is checked
  • General Information

  • Bentota is a resort town on the south west coast of Sri Lanka situated at the confluence of the sea and the Bentota River. It is a sun drenched location with palm-fringed beaches which border the warm, sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Due to its scenic natural beauty, it has been chosen as the first tourist resort for development. It is renowned as a highly attractive holiday resort in Sri Lanka’s global tourist markets and the areas has a varied choice of distinctive hotels to suit every taste and purse. Bentota has a complete range of tourist facilities, exotic seafood and with a wide range of water sports centers which provide boating, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkeling and wind surfing.
  • Time difference GMT +5 hours 30 minutes (summer) +6 hours 30 minutes (winter time)
  • The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Mean temperatures range from 17 °C (62.6 °F) in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33 °C (91.4 °F) in other low-altitude areas. Average yearly temperatures range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). Day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C (25.2 °F) to 18 °C (32.4 °F).[186]
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