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The Brief Garden of Bevis Bawa

Bon vivants and brothers: the artist Bevis and the architect Geoffrey. This talented offspring of upper-class Ceylon in the early 20th century beautified the world with legendary buildings, paintings and the illustrious Brief Garden.

August 2005, by Karolien Bais



Moved by the work of the renowned Srilankan brothers Geoffrey and Bevis Bawa, I started exploring the landscaping in Asia. Finding exquisite examples was easy, whether it was in the palace gardens of the ancient Mughal Empire or in the urban parks of the modern megalopolis.

A secluded garden for a rebellious queen
Tribute to a Bengali architect

Urban landscaping in Tokyo
Zen gardens: The essence of nature

Hong Kong
City dotted with public green

Sri Lanka
The Brief Garden of Bevis Bawa
Geoffrey Bawa’s scaping in nature

A stylish oasis in dusty Kathmandu