Lunuganga Estate was the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Started in 1947, the garden led Bawa, a lawyer called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1940, to decide to become an architect. As he went on to become Sri Lanka's and one of Asia's most prolific and influential architects, the garden at the Lunuganga estate remained his first muse and experimental laboratory for new ideas. He continued to change and experiment with its spaces and structures throughout his life until his final illness in 1998. Left to the Lunuganga Trust on his demise in 2003, the gardens are now open to the public and the buildings on the estate are run as a country house hotel.
1) Go over Bentota Bridge. Bentota Beach hotel to your right.
2) Travel approx 2 km down the Galle road and take a left turn onto the B55 or Elpitiya Road. (just past de Silva antiques)
3) proceed on this road for 3.5 km (this road takes a bend to the right - follow that)
4) Take a right turn at the Dedduwa junction onto the Dedduwa Gonagala Road. (Hutch sign board on the building on the right). Proceed 500 meters on this road
5) Take another turn to your right and proceed another 500 meters
6) Final right turn onto a narrow dirt road leading to the Lunuganga garden gates
Parking for garden tours at gate entrance Overnight visitors can be driven up to foyer