Brief Garden

Bevis Bawa, a landscape architect (elder brother to Geoffre Bawa, Sri Lanka’s finest architect) started to work at the family rubber farm in 1929 and transformed it into the magnificent Brief Garden we see today. It has been welcoming royalty and Hollywood stars even before it opened to the public in 1969, delighting them with curious eccentricity and expert planting. Bevis Bawa pioneered the creation of outdoor spaces by using one species, densely planted.

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Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)