Located around 10 kms from the well known Sri Lankan coastal resort city of Bentota, the Brief Garden offers an idyllic escape from the hot summer sun. The garden was designed by Bevis Bawa, a major in the British Army when the island was known as Ceylon and the brother of world renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa. A multitalented individual himself, Bevis Bawa’s scenic landscaped creation features fascinating garden design including tucked away alcoves, bamboo hedges, a pond and sculptures. There is even an area much like a Japanese water garden. Not to be missed is a visit to the house that Bevis Bawa resided in and which features paintings and sculptures done by its former resident. Those in search of coastal accommodation in the region can stay at such Sri Lanka beach hotels as Heritance Ahungalla. An ideal base from which to visit such attractions as the Brief Garden, this beach hotel in Sri Lanka offers luxurious accommodation and has a spa where you can enjoy true holistic healing.