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Brief Garden

Aluthgama, Aluthgama, South Coast, Sri Lanka.
Location : Aluthgama
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Brief Garden, owned and landscaped by Bevis Bawa, is a wonderful little estate garden located along the south coast in Bentota. Bevis was a Sri Lankan architect and artist, along with his brother Geoffrey Bawa (the award winning architect who designed Sri Lanka’s House of Parliament).
Initially the estate was a rubber plantation belonging to his mother. She bequeathed it to him after her death and he soon converted the rubber plantation into a legendary garden. As you enter the illustrious garden through a tall, statue-capped gateway you will be surrounded by a thick bamboo hedge. Immediately you get the feeling of entering a private universe.
Filled with inviting nooks, alcoves and cloisters, the garden is a wonderful sight. Although it is not large in area, the hilltop, the pond and the stone steps make it seem grandiose and imposing.
Bevis Bawa, the founder of Brief Gardens was born to Sinhalese and Dutch parentage in 1909; an elder son of Benjamin Bawa and Schrader. Bevis was the brother 10 years elder to world famous architect Geoffrey Bawa, who died in early 2003. Bevis was only 20 years when he came to stay in this garden. He spent nearly 15 years designing it.

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