Introduction

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.

 

Testimonials by our Guests

“We have fallen under the spell of Lunuganga, so expertly woven by Geoffrey Bawa. The genius of the place continues to be nurtured and cherished by the current custodians of the Trust, and I wish them well. “
- Anonymous
18, Dec ’09


“Never has there been such hospitality, such serenity, such ‘love’ “
- Andrewe Weaver
11, Sep ’09


“Never before have I seen the union of man and nature so peaceful. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience this. “

- Pranice
11, Sep ’09


“A peaceful oasis in the chaos of life “
- Anonymous
12, Jun ’09


“Thank you for the most Blissful twenty four hours. Coming back soon. “
- Anonymous
12, Jun ’07