From a mere rubber plantation to a wonderful masterpiece, such is the tale of Brief Garden which was the brainchild of Bevis Bawa. Found a short distance away from Mermaid Hotel & Club which is a Kalutara hotel worth staying at, this imposing garden is one that must be explored. Such a Sri Lanka beach hotel will be a pleasing abode from where a visit to the Brief Garden will be more or less a thing of the past.
A series of landscaped gardens will leave you feeling refreshed and energised. A statue capped gateway will lead you to a bamboo hedge that will be your starting point at the Garden. Let your eyes explore every nook and cranny that lies in wait, anticipating its next curious visitor. Artwork and statues are amongst its priceless collection and can be found scattered throughout its premises. Also known as an estate garden, the area brings together all that the natural world has to offer in one go. When one embarks on an excursion, one is bound to come across the historic house of Bawa’s mother which now showcases art in its truest form. The work of local as well as international artists can be seen within the house which is often at the centre of many tours and day outings.