Apr 2, 2008

The Idyll of Lunuganga.

Attended a lecture by Dave Robison on a pretty amazing landscape in Sri Lanka, and the history of Geoffrey Bawa, the man behind Lunuganga. Whether or not we actually go there is a different story... but this definitely looks like a nice place to dream about.

The house and gardens at Lunuganga, Bentota, were lovingly created over several decades by the world renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa, as his vision of a tropical garden idyll. The Italian inspired garden with spectacular views over lakes and tropical jungle together with a simply designed plantation house are one of the lasting legacies of Asia's most famous architect. Guests can now share in Bawa’s vision and can stay in one of 6 en-suite bedrooms available in the house, the studio or on Cinnamon Hill, or rent the whole property in its entirety. It is perhaps the most magical garden retreat in the world. Lunuganga opens each year from 15 November 2006 to 30th April 2007.

The rates, the activities are all given here.

Courtesy: Sri Lanka in Style.

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