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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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Nice tropical setting

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

Reviewed 19 September 2016
M Richard M
Livermore, Colorado
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Livermore, Colorado
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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.

Thank M Richard M
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

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

Thank _jeffreyharakal01
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank sherryet2016
Miami, Florida
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Hartee H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

Thank Debdegraaff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank John P
Doral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

What an amazing place to tour, relax, and learn of new and interesting plant life! And the home is perfectly maintained!

Thank Frank R Mr C
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My husband & I learned about this attraction from Trip Advisor. The fee was $15/pp, if I remember correctly. When we arrived, we actually drove right by the front gate. It's very inconspicuous. We learned to AVOID RED GATE main entrance because it leads you to the front of the house where parking is very, very limited. There's a black... More 

Thank ChristywithaY
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband and I visited during the 2016 Junior League of Miami Showhouse event, when the house was decorated by various up and coming designers. The property is charming and restful, and it felt as if the original owners (for there was another after Dr Fairchild) still lived there. It felt strange visiting a property named "The Kampong" as in... More 

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I've visited here and it's absolutely incredible. The tropical vegetation and especially the tropical Fruits there is so luxurious, with incomparable blazes of colors and exotic fruits. The time spent on the tour will leave you breathless. Barbara our guide spouted with historical and current information about Dr. Fairchild and what he's done for American... More 

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