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The Kampong

Neighbourhood: Coconut Grove
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Address: 4013 S Douglas Rd, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-6840
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+1 305-442-7169
09:00 - 17:00
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Enter the gates of this hidden oasis tucked in metropolitan Miami. See the...

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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Enchanting historical garden.

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 agriculture of the U.S. Eight acres set on the Biscayne Bay with several plants, trees,... More 

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Coral Gables,Fl
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Miami hidden gems, great place to spend a few hours enjoying the beauty of the gardens and view of Biscayne Bay. Reservations are required for guided tours. If you want to do a self guided tour, Ann will give you a brief introduction and history of the property with a detailed map. Great place to Meditate or just... More 

Thank Beachtraveler62
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible place right in the heart of Miami! There is a lot of tropical trees and plants. Our guide was so amazing and inspired!! You should make a reservation by phone before you go there. Tour is 20$ per person.

Thank Александра Г
Athens, Georgia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I had nothing else to do, I would visit here. Nothing spectacular especially after having visited the Fairchild Gardens earlier in the day. You must book an appointment to visit which wasn't listed on the website so we left our phone information on their voice mail while standing at the gate entrance. We had to tell them the exact... More 

Thank LovetoTravel30606
Salins-les-Bains, France
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A piece of eden in Miami, so quiet with a magnificent garden, the house is wonderful, as the view on the sea. The guide was really nice. The guided visit took us almost two hours and you are free to spend more time after the end of the tour.

Thank etisarah
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Start by reading about David Fairchild. He is a very important figure in American history that no one has ever heard of. It helps to understand the propery, and it's signifigance. Located in a beautiful part of Miami on Biscayne Bay.You need a reservation, and it is gated. So you have to be buzzed in. Property is beautiful, pack a... More 

Thank Rebecca W
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365 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I am so glad I visited the Kampong Gardens. Our guide Roger was excellent - very knowledgeable, teaching our group a great deal and all with a dash of humor. We had a lot of fun. The Kampong has many fruit bearing trees and it was great to see them all in their natural state - usually I just see... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

beautiful gardens bay view a great hidden treasure in Miami - Coconut Grove for families, group of friends, couples wonderful outing

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Miami, FL
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had the guided tour which you need to make an advance reservation. Was well worthy this hidden gem. Have driven past it for years and finally got a chance to go. Tour was very informative - we were shown so many unusual trees/plants. My favorite was getting to go into David Fairchild's workshop/office was amazing to see all of the... More 

Thank MiamiTravelers_7
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We located the very difficult to find entrance on a busy road to be told that self guided tours weren't available (on a saturday) until 130 pm. we returned at 2 pm to be told that we were too late; the garden was closed. Further we were rudely questioned about "who told you that you could visit"? i'd say don't... More 

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