Sri Lankan Private Garden Tour


Sri Lankan Private Garden Tour

Join Richard around Bawa's amazing gardens

Bawa’s architecture, gardens and cultural highlights 1-9 October 2019

Few islands in the world offer the diversity that exists in Sri Lanka.  This unique tour itinerary has been put together by Sydney garden designer, Richard Unsworth of Garden Life.  Explore its highlights and delve deep into the world of Sri Lanka’s deeply revered and celebrated architect Geoffrey Bawa. For 8 days and 9 nights, we will be driven in comfort, staying at the best hotels, exploring the amazing food and cultural highlights.  We explore Bawa’s projects; his homes and gardens, as well as unique properties of his friends, family and clients.  Every last detail is organised for you and included in this very special trip.

Highlights include:

  • Exploring eleven Bawa designed properties
  • Private lunch at Lunuganga, his country retreat, hosted by a former apprentice of Bawa
  • Personal tour of the enchanting “Brief Garden”, created by Geoffrey’s brother Bevis ‘Brief’ Bawa
  • Explore Bawa designed house of renowned textile designer Ena da Silva, recently relocated to the Lunuganga estate.
  • Visit enchanting and eccentric Bawa property Number 87 in Bentota for high tea and have    lunch in his old offices in Colombo.
  • Visit to Sigiriya, the ancient rock fortress and UNESCO world heritage site

All inclusive bespoke tour  All internal transit in AC comfort private bus (also private domestic charter flight)

  • 8 nights accommodation in boutique hotels (with option for 9th night in Colombo)
  • Our personal guide for the entire duration
  • All meals included
  • Talks with experts, all admission fees, all tipping included
  • Limited edition ibook documenting the trip 

Cost: $9,500 per person based on twin share (single room supplement $1,200) Numbers are strictly limited to 12 people Tour excludes:   Flights to Sri Lanka and alcohol Please email  for a detailed itinerary, interview with Richard and further information. Photos by Nicholas Watt can be accessed here:

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