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Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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it is worth a visit - hidden secret

Already the way to brief garden is a little adventure and makes lot of fun. You pass little... read more

Reviewed today
Major Bevis Bava Brief

A true jungle in a village. Calm and quiet place, very cool in every climate and easy access from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anton E
Wattala, Sri Lanka
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“entrance fee” (17 reviews)
“tuk tuk” (26 reviews)
“worth a visit” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 274462
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Reviewed today

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

Thank plinius05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 4 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
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I'd read about this place before coming to Sri Lanka and as I was staying nearby I thought I'd give it a go. A couple of friends I met on my holiday joined me (we visited Richmond Castle on the same day) and we all...More

1  Thank K W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Brief garden is about a 30 minute tuk tuk ride away from Bentota (we paid 300 rupees for 2 of us including driver waiting time). Entrance to the garden is 1000 rupees each. The ride was so picturesque through real Sri Lankan lush country....More

Thank LadyPavlova
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The worst place I have ever been. As I remember entrance fee is around Rs.300 just to see the garden. 1000 for house plus the garden (per person) utter waste of money. Dry untidy place. 😑 Literally nothing to see.In need of a serious maintenance...More

Thank ThamalieK
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Brief Garden is somewhat off the radar as a regular tourist destination in Sri Lanka is concerned but well worth a visit if you are in Bentota. The garden itself is located down a narrow lane way and would not be accessible by any vehicle...More

1  Thank Monticat1
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

First of all, don't forget that this was Bevis's private house so don't expect to find a palace or a museum when you come here because you won't find that. The place is very remote and difficult to access, which in my opinion makes the...More

2  Thank AlberRM
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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