Bref Garden

Brief Garden

Ten kilometres inland from Bentota is the Brief Garden. A barely controlled riot of a garden out of The Jungle Book, the grounds are a lovely place to get lost. The house, which used to be the home of Bevis Bawa, brother of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, has an eclectic range of artwork on display – from homoerotic sculpture to a wonderful mural of Sri Lankan life in the style of Marc Chagall.

Bevis, whose brother Geoffrey was one of the most important Sri Lankan architect, did not have a regular Sri Lankan life-style. All the above life information about Bevis Bawa will help you to interpret and understand the kind of statues placed in the different corners of the garden and the villa.

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