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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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Description: 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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A Beautiful Setting and Gracious Hosts

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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242 reviews 242 reviews
22 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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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!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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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 

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
24 helpful votes 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?

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 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 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 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.

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San Francisco, California
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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 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I took my family for a walk in the Kampong and they were very excited. It is really a wonderful place to spend some time with the loved ones if you enjoy nature like we do. My daughter loves plants and was really thrilled to see so many species. The view was wonderful.

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jpolliver
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Cool place. Great docents. Interesting history. They ask for reservations for entrance, but if you just show up at the tour times (10:30 and noon), you will likely have no trouble getting in. The tours are leisurely, but well conducted. Tidbit: the property next door was owned by the wife of Gilbert Grosvenor, the founder of National Geographic. Pair this... More 

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