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The Kampong

Address: 4013 Douglas Road, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)
Phone Number: 305.442.7169
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Ranked #32 of 103 Attractions in Miami
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Enter the gates of this hidden oasis tucked in metropolitan Miami. See the sausage tree, named for...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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171 attraction reviews
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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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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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Miami, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We enjoyed the tour of these gardens and estate of the late David Fairchild. It is greatly appreciated by those who enjoy seeing variety of plants and trees and like to learn more about Miami's earlier pioneers. The estate ends with a gorgeous view of Biscayne Bay. It is a nice place to hold a wedding or other reception. Would... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A lovely property which makes you to discover the Coral Gables neighborhood. Call in advance because they have a lot of activities there which can make your visit imposible. Great tours to understand the concept and the founder. The garden and the house are adorable. An old garden with lots of mature, beautiful trees and not only. Don't miss the... More 

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