Brief yet bountiful. Riotous yet structured. The Brief Garden symbolizes an unending list of beautiful contradictions. Located 13 kilometers from Bentota, Sri Lanka, this garden was the canvas of Bevis Bawa, a landscape designer. Bevis was also the brother of Geoffrey Bawa, one of Sri Lanka’s most beloved architects. A brief visit to the garden is among the many things to do in Bentota, when stationed at such South Coast accommodation options as the Saman Villas. Reaching the gardens would not be a problem. After you reach Dharga Town, lookout for the little yellow signboards that will guide you to the gardens.
An ancient gate lies wide open while on the gate posts, two statues eerily look upon as you step into the garden. The garden is hardly haunting and rather is a symbol of the excesses of nature and artistic prowess. It is said many artists made the gardens and the home of Bevis their temporary residence. Thus, adding intriguing elements to a garden that bears strong resemblances to the Garden of Eden.
Amidst leaf-strewn paths, you would see creepers and vines that are led to adorn beautiful archways. It is evident that the hand of man has guided the hand of nature to make what is beautiful into a creation that is beyond perfect. The diverse artistic styles indicate that they are the creations of varying imaginations.
The caretaker of the gardens will also be your guide. He knows the garden like the palm of his hand. His insight into the creations and the artistic creations is insightful and will make your mind wander into times long past.
After you have enjoyed the beauties of the garden you will also be served a steaming cup of tea. It will further refresh your senses and awaken you to the secrets of the garden.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+