To do in Sri Lanka

the secret garden

December 18, 2016

We visited Geoffrey Bawas life’s work Lunuganga Estate the other day. Nestled on a peninsula close to Bentota but with the feeling of the middle of nowhere lays this 25-acre piece of art. It took him 40 years to finish it and now it is in many ways run down but it gives a mystic glow and feeling. It was our first time there but definitely not the last. I loved the vibe.

Bawa had made different set ups all over the gardens and he had breakfast at one spot, lunch at another and G&T’s in the sunset at another. Talk about garden goals..

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Do you see that hedge? Under it lays a road. It’s a public road so he wasn’t allowed to remove it. Instead he dug it down and covered it in green. To get to the other side of the garden you have to walk past a small bridge that’s located in this cute house:

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