Brief Garden by Bevis Bawa
Brief garden is a landscape garden and former home in Beruwala, Sri Lanka designed by landscape architect and owner Bevis Bawa. It is home to the design practice Brief Garden Designs. Brief Today Brief today covers an area of two hundred acres. Located just a few miles off Dharga Town on the Aluthgama-Mathugama road, it is not a place that screams away its existence! Yet the locals are well acquainted with the ‘Bawa Gardens’ and prove themselves an able guide! The gardens, which have been open to the public since the 1970s, is a major tourist attraction of the area. The entrance fee for the gardens is Rs.300, Rs.25 for school children and Rs.150 for architecture students. A highly priced visit to the house together with the gardens is also available. A major drawback seen in Brief is the fact that the former gravel road, which provided direct access, has been reduced to eight feet after recent tarring. Schoolchildren arriving by bus are therefore compelled to walk nearly one kilometer.