Gardens are today’s inspiring focus. First visit Brief Garden, once the home of Bevis Bawa, brother of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa. Italianate in its compartments and balustraded staircases it is a controlled riot of a Jungle Book garden, and the house has an eclectic range of artworks, including some by Donald Friend. Later continue to Lunaganga. the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Lunuganga takes the wild and airy English Romantic tradition and gives it a Sri Lankan twist, with rubber, rice and cinnamon woven into the mix.