This beautifully constructed 15-acre area is best known for its miraculous union of nature and the touch of artistic style. Featuring spectacular sights, Lunuganga constructed by the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa attracts many looking to experience carefully manicured tropical beauty and expert architecture
History of the garden
Once a cinnamon estate under the Dutch administration, the garden was later used as a rubber plantation by the British. Bawa’s expert touch turned the garden into what it is now, a modern day garden of Eden in the tropics.
Getting to Lunuganga
If you are based in properties by the coast such as Taprobana Wadduwa by Asia Leisure and looking for some excursions in Wadduwa, getting to Lunuganga might take you around an hour and thirty minutes.
The wow factors of the garden
One of the popular eye-catchers in the garden is the enormous frangipani or Araliya tree with branches spreading out. Some say that Bawa used to hang weights to spread the branches wide and train peahens and peacocks to sit on the branches to satisfy his creative fantasies.
Features of the Garden
The spectacular garden and the house feature many impressive works of other artists such as Laki Senanayake and Donald Friend. The artefacts from Asia and Europe also attract many to this verdant stretch on the banks of the Dedduwa Lake in Bentota.
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