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Different to the other Bawa brother’s garden in scale and design. Huge property with carefully... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
A sublime spot

For the admirers of G Bawa, this visit is a must as this was his estate and the place where he... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Dedduwa Lake, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Different to the other Bawa brother’s garden in scale and design. Huge property with carefully designed vistas to enjoy. Stroll around with the guide and learn the history and the stories. It would be great to be able to peep into the house without having...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zeroplastic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the admirers of G Bawa, this visit is a must as this was his estate and the place where he experimented his style and ideas. The property is immense and beautifully kept. The explanations are interesting. The disappointment is that the rooms cannot be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank mariepierre55
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a vast, magnificent place with facinating views of the lake. Its architecture and landscape was amazing. They conduct a well guided tour within the premises where you can learn lot about the place. They provide accommodation too and still worrying about not knowing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kevinand82
Reviewed 8 November 2018

One of the best man made architectural gardens in Sri Lanka. Never miss to visit while you are staying in Bentota

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jullitraveller72
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Great place to know what tropical modernism is. Best views are from the North terrace and the cinnamon hill. Lower terrace has a water garden.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Isuru R
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Lunuganga is a great place for people who are interested in plants and unique architecture. Make sure you make your away on time as they close early!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 611timf
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Well worth a visit. The garden reveals itself to you in sections, so you have surprises at almost every turn. Informative guide shows you round and is keen to answer questions. Tour took just over an hour at a gentle pace so you have time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RuthyTunes
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Part of a bus tour we visited this tranquil garden - had to get off our tour bus and travel to the garden by Tuk Tuk due to narrow roads. The garden was purchased and designed by famed SL architect Geoffrey Bawa who used it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 188petere
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If visiting Lunuganga after seeing Kandalama and the Lighthouse Hotel in Galle, it will seem so familiar: this is where Mr Bawa entertained his artist and sculptor friends and where they contributed to his legacy with works distributed throughout the property. Typically, the aspects are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RobynFordyce
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We visited lunuganga this July . Great place to visit . The guided tour was excellent. Inspiring work .The place was amazing .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janarajani M
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9 October 2018|
Response from Danushka W | Reviewed this property |
Ideally stay at the gate house if you feel you be isolated, given the garden is huge and always isolation is there.
5 February 2018|
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Response from 651janew651 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answer. It’s a lovely spot but don’t just turn up without checking tour times as they stick strictly to these.
19 January 2018|
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Response from Walkley123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit and there are very informative and relaxed guided walks at various times that for a small price can be purchased: really well worth it. This way, you also get to see his various buildings and a complete... More