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The Kampong

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Address: 4013 Douglas Road, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133
Phone Number: 305.442.7169
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Enter the gates of this hidden oasis tucked in metropolitan Miami. See...

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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So Worth Your Time - but Maybe Not for Everyone

During our first visit to the area we took in the Fairchild gardens so we were very pleased to find Kampong, the Fairchilds' home. We called and found that no one was scheduled to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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282 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

During our first visit to the area we took in the Fairchild gardens so we were very pleased to find Kampong, the Fairchilds' home. We called and found that no one was scheduled to be there that day so we arrived, we buzzed in at the gate and met at the house by the Director. She showed us around and... More 

Thank ACW2243
Cutler Ridge, Florida
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a very unique garden that is very secluded. It is located in Coconut Grove. To enter you need to make an appointment and the staff will open the red gate when you call them. This was originally the house of David Fairchild a well known horticulturist in Florida. In the property you will find very exotic plants and... More 

Thank Vivian S
Naples, Florida
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289 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you're looking for a place for your next event, take a look at The Kampong - a well-preserved garden estate located off Douglas Road in Coconut Grove. This is a perfect place for a business meeting or party - with a beautiful view of the city and bay. Built in 1928, it is listed on the Historic Register and,... More 

1 Thank Noisefree
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

So many cool specimens you rarely see in the US. Blown away with the ylang- ylang, Tiplaris, Spathodea, Adansonia! Work a trip for anyone in the industry; I would skip it if you are not. Beware of the spiders!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were excited about seeing these gardens and headed there one afternoon - google and tripadvisor both said they'd be open. We were so disappointed that they weren't. From the gates you could see how cool the place must be so go... Just call and schedule a visit!

5 Thank MTmaven
Vonore, Tennessee
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638 reviews
375 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 742 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I have driven by the red gates to Kampong Gardens many times when we visit Coconut Grove, so checked it out on its website. We saw they give public tours by appointment on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 10:30. Since it was a Wed., we called for a reservation. There were no tours that day, but we... More 

9 Thank Torte_Sue
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've been in Miami for the past 15 years - have never been to this park because of inconvenient schedule. Why are they closed weekends?!!! Does not make any sense. Maybe more people would visit it if the thought about locals, who need to WORK DURING WEEKDAYS?

5 Thank Jules777_11
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Kampong, oozing with Miami history, is a well kept secret. Nestled along the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay, this property leads one out of the chaos of a fast-paced Miami lifestyle into the serenity of a magical garden. Complete with countless plant varieties(well labelled), uniquely designed buildings, and tales of South Florida pioneers (dating back to the 1800s), one... More 

6 Thank kayakgirls33305
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The wonderful thing about Coconut Grove is being able to dip into these beautiful bits of history that give you a true feeling of what this place was like before urbanization. The Kampong is such a place.

1 Thank ICoverTheWaterfront
San Francisco, California
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140 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

the price ($15) is a bit steep for this garden because it is not that big but it is a very relaxing place and since it is not a major tourist attraction, there is almost nobody there. The end of the garden opens up to Biscayne bay which gets a lot of nice breeze and it is very peaceful to... More 

4 Thank eerdem

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