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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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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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My favorite place in Miami

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... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Salins-les-Bains, France
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Salins-les-Bains, France
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Aliquippa
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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 

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Maryland
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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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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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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danville, california
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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Thank nbfromcalifornia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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