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The Kampong

4013 S Douglas Rd, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-6840
+1 305-442-7169
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Enter the gates of this hidden oasis tucked in metropolitan Miami. See the sausage tree, named for its pendulous fruit hanging from ropelike stalks. Stand dwarfed by a hundred-year-old baobab from Tanzania that weighs almost 50 tons. Drink in the haunting fragrance of plants prized by the perfume industry. See the vibrant magenta blossoms of the pink trumpet tree as they color the horizon. Touch the hard hexagonal projections on the skins of the jakfruit, the world's largest tree fruit, or the feathery foliage of the canary yellow royal poinciana from Guyana. Discover the place that David Fairchild, the "Columbus of American Horticulture" called home.
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  • Average7%
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4013 S Douglas Rd, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-6840
Coconut Grove
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+1 305-442-7169
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"david fairchild"
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"fairchild gardens"
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"in coconut grove"
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"self guided tour"
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"biscayne bay"
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"tropical trees and plants"
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"lily pond"
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"ylang ylang"
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"nice pictures"
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"worth a visit"
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"key biscayne"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 4 hours in the garden. There’s about 80 fruit trees and finding a Tamarindo tree with delicious tasty fruits to try was beyond my expectations. Absolutely Delicious. The cocoa and chocolate trees are humongous. I particularly enjoyed strolling to the beach side of...More

Thank Loubna N
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I wanted to visit this site while we were in Miami (since I love tropical gardens), especially after visiting Fairchild and learning this was fairly close nearby. The next day we visited Vizcaya and then headed to this site. Their website stated they would be...More

1  Thank ellenbee56
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you want a sense of what Miami was like before high rises and McMansions, come to the Kampong. This tropical garden gem was the home of botanist extraordinaire David Fairchild (son-in-law of Alexander Graham Bell) who then sold it to another family passionate about...More

Thank InTheGrove214
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

A treat, set aside a couple of hours and get a real appreciation of how Miami came together. The horticulture is the draw but the story is great too. Very accessible even though it may feel as if it’s not— you have to reserve for...More

1  Thank rep888
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

It's a beautiful garden and definately worth a visit when you are nearby. Many different type of flowers and trees in a great environment. And don't forget the great view of the Biscaine Bay!

Thank rmathijssen
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The house isn't much to look at, but the grounds are beautiful and interesting. Not all of the plants and trees have a legible label, but the friendly staff happily answered and questions we had. We especially enjoyed the Cannonball tree, the large Banyon tree...More

Thank RosieSpoonbill
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

What a privilege to visit David Fairchild's home on Biscayne Bay. This is a peaceful yet spectacular place to be. Usually access to these grounds are through attending an event, so... find an event!

1  Thank Popgrowl
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I have been visiting the Kampong several times over the years and it is always a nice experience. This is the place where David Fairchild used to live - the explorer botanist who had Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden named after. The Kampong is a small...More

Thank Wagner V
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Although I was raised in Coconut Grove, I'd never visited this gorgeous property with such a fascinating history. The 9 acre waterside botanical garden and house, was once home to Dr. David Fairchild and his wife Marian who acquired it in 1916. As Quakers they...More

2  Thank Jane H
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Need to book the $20 per person guided tour to get the most out of it. Call ahead and make an appointment 10am and Noon, Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays. Learn about the early history of the US collecting plant and seed specimens to enhance the...More

Thank Mdoak
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I'm a member of their Tropical Fruit Society And both times I visited i was escorted by a staff member. It doesn't appear that the staff lets people wander around alone. I do know that Fairchild Garden and the Fruit and... More
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