Dalmanuta has taken its name from the Bible, Mark 8:10. It opened in October 2006 after three years of constructions.
The 10.000 square meter property was originally densely grown and mostly a swamp. The beautiful garden with its unique herbal garden and its ample wildlife was constructed with help from one of Sri Lankaâ€™s better known garden architect, Doland de Silva, and more than 500 truckloads of soil, compost, plants and thousands of hours of work.
Dalmanuta is situated in the peaceful residential area of Warapitiya just outside the small town of Dargha, about three km from the main town of Aluthgama on Galle road. Since Dalmanuta is sponsoring the local preschool, the volleyball team and the templeâ€™s Sunday school, itâ€™s a well known name in the area and as a guest youâ€™ll have the opportunity to be invited to many private events such as weddings, birthdays, â€śPirimsâ€ť and â€śBig Girl partiesâ€ť.