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Dedduwa Lake, Bentota, Sri Lanka
+94 91 4 380275
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Private Day Trip: Explore Bentota from Colombo
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“geoffrey bawa” (54 reviews)
“garden tour” (8 reviews)
Dedduwa Lake, Bentota, Sri Lanka
+94 91 4 380275
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Geoffrey Bawa is likely Sri Lanka's most famed architect. His last major work was the Parliament Houses in Colombo. This was his retreat home and garden, along with workshop and guesthouse. But most importantly were the gardens which he sculpted to his preference. They have...More

Thank SanFranciscoBodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is well worth a visit. It sprawlsover several acres of undulating land and brings to mind the Garden of Eden, and is artfully constructed to look like an unplanned wilderness. The garden is composed of massive, lovely trees and interesting plants and shrubs,...More

Thank Krajjy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit although dont forget your insect repellent before you visit. Guide takes you through grounds answering questions and showing unusual plants ets.

Thank wats0n2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying in both Geoffrey Bawas summer estate at Bentota and his Colombo city residence Number 11 as paying guest. Since then I have the highest esteem for the management of the Geoffrey Bawa Foundation. They succeed in keeping a legend alive. By...More

Thank Thide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In comparison to other gardens in Srilanka (beautiful Peradenia Botanical Garden in Kandy for example) nothing special at all for the same price of 1500 rupees... this place functions as a Hotel and actually looks more like that... ☝🏽no possibility to pay by card -...More

Thank Dina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens themselves are beautiful and well-worth seeing but I hope the trust considers ways to inject some much-needed life into this beautiful enclave. I was however disappointed by the demeanour of the staff. Our driver, a local Sri Lankan was not permitted to join...More

Thank Elisha M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We missed Lunuganga the last time we visited Bentota - the administration can be fussy. We arrived at the appointed time and were sullenly taken to the point where the garden tour begins. Once he changed his uniform, the man was transformed - he was...More

Thank ponnapa2016
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It certainly is something which should be in the bucket list of places for those who have a passion and interest for architecture and landscaping. "Lunuganga" was really Geoffrey Bawa's retreat where he found peace and tranquility. The story goes that he found this place...More

Thank Dilshad_Sadiq
Reviewed 15 May 2017

this place is great and been gifted with everything we can expect of nature especially when you want it to be quite and relaxing, great for book reading and your strategy planning

Thank ashhonours
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A highlight of our trip to bentota ... a must see and Krishna our guide was excellent. The gardens and architecture were stunning and a must see for anyone interested in architecture and garden design.

Thank Judy M
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Response from Dina M | Reviewed this property |
For sure you can visit as a solo. You could also stay here cause it functions as a HOTEL and actually is more like that. Entrance fee for the visitors is 1500 rupees and be aware that they don't take cards👎🏽 in comparison... More