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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
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 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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peaceful

Lovely and peaceful gardens. You can spend a couple of hours and have a picnic.If you enjoy botany or fascinated with Asian fruit trees all the better.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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danville, california
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danville, california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely and peaceful gardens. You can spend a couple of hours and have a picnic.If you enjoy botany or fascinated with Asian fruit trees all the better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a nice stroll throughout the grounds and took some nice pictures that I will post here if I can upload them.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited The Kampong for the first time during our brief stay in the area. Because of their limited visitor hours/requirement for reservations, I have not had a chance to visit The Kampong until this visit. The tour of the facility comes in two kinds, guided tours ($20pp) and self-guided tours ($15pp). I went there for the self-guided tour. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kampong is not only an exceptionally beautiful tropical place, it is also the former home and compound of early 20th century herbalist and explorer Fairchild, whose office and laboratory have been recently restored by artist Mark Dion. Treat yourself to a walk in this peaceful paradisiac reserve and to a visit in this carefully reconstructed research lab with original... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Wasn't sure of the name but the photo looks like the place we went. Nice tropical gardens and a quiet place to walk.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Dreamy, romantic and wonderful, the Kampong is worth a visit. The eccentric house is terrific and the grounds are lushly planted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Kampong is a hidden gem located in Coconut Grove. The property was bought by Dr. David Fairchild where he introduced and grew many tropical trees and plants. It is a lovely garden right on Biscayne Bay where you can wonder along the paths down to the water.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Kampong is a special place, the former home of David Fairchild, for whom Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is named. The Kampong is a slice of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, as some of the same plants were planted there. The home and gardens are just beautiful and serene. Worth a visit along with bringing a picnic lunch. The views at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

For a plant person this place is very special because the plants have history as well as each ones story. David Fairchild is a great role model for plant people. Check it out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Kampong is one of 5 campuses belonging to the National Tropical Boatanical Garden (the other 4 are in Hawaii!). It is the historic home of David Fairchild and his wife, Marian (the daughter of Alexander Graham Bell). The Garden is renowned for its irreplaceable historic collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants, collected by David Fairchild and others. Tours are... More 

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