Timings : Open on all days from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee : LKR 2500
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The beautiful Brief garden was designed by Bevis Bawa and is approximately 10 km from Bentota. The place where the garden is today was initially an estate which was originally a rubber plantation. The land stretches over two hectares and is one of the gorgeous tropical gardens inspired by the local traditions of Sri Lanka along with Italian and English landscapes.
The Brief garden has been open to the public since the year 1972, and access to the garden begins after ringing the morning bell. You can take a walk through the garden by yourself, or you may also opt-out for a guided tour. The advantage of the guided tour is that you will understand the depth of the architectural designs and the artefacts.
After revelling in the beauty of the garden, one can head over to the main house for some tea and biscuits with Dooland De Silva. De Silva was a close friend of Bevis Bawa and was working in the garden for almost 40 years. De Silva will give you a small tour of the house where one can see the eclectic range of artwork and sculptures. One can also witness the paintings and photographs which will help gain an insight into the life of Bevis Bawa.