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Discovering The Idyllic Brief Garden – An Enchanting Escape

Tucked away near Sri Lanka’s south coast is a secluded, green oasis that has become quite an attraction; known as the Brief Garden, this shade-filled getaway is the ideal place to spend an afternoon.

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The beginning

The garden was lovingly created by Bevis Bawa, the brother of famed architect Geoffrey Bawa. He transformed an existing piece of land that was used as part of a rubber plantation into the lovely garden you see here today incorporating a wide variety of landscape designs and sculptures too.
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The garden was lovingly created by Bevis Bawa, the brother of famed architect Geoffrey Bawa. He transformed an existing piece of land that was used as part of a rubber plantation into the lovely garden you see here today incorporating a wide variety of landscape designs and sculptures too.

Getting there

The Brief Garden is located close to Aluthgama town and Beruwela while being within easy reach of many south coast hotels such as Amba Ayurveda Boutique Hotel. The closest local town to the garden is Dharga Town.
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The Brief Garden is located close to Aluthgama town and Beruwela while being within easy reach of many south coast hotels such as Amba Ayurveda Boutique Hotel. The closest local town to the garden is Dharga Town.

Garden highlights

Home to more than 100 kinds of trees and not to mention various fauna, the site features fascinating garden landscapes for you to enjoy including an area with a Japanese-style garden. Amidst this setting, you will also find intriguing sculptures and a quite wonderful wall mural as well.
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Home to more than 100 kinds of trees and not to mention various fauna, the site features fascinating garden landscapes for you to enjoy including an area with a Japanese-style garden. Amidst this setting, you will also find intriguing sculptures and a quite wonderful wall mural as well.

Heading inside

Within the former house of Bevis Bawa, which can be found here, one can get an idea of how things used to be; from old pictures and antiques to a variety of paintings, the house adds more charm to your garden visit.

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