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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 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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Beautiful botanical park on the water

A beautiful botanical garden, with lots of rare species and a historic house. Great venue for weddings or events. Right on Biscayne Bay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Charliep57
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Coconut Grove, FL

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Coconut Grove, FL
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful botanical garden, with lots of rare species and a historic house. Great venue for weddings or events. Right on Biscayne Bay.

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Thank Charliep57
Bethesda, Maryland
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an intimate and lovely botanical garden on Biscayne Bay, filled with well tended rare plants. It is perfect for leisurely strolls and has benches for contemplation. You must make an appointment to enter the gates, and parking is quite limited.

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Thank pixilations
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We recently attended a wedding at The Kampong in Miami, what a beautiful location! The wedding was a dream. Overall I think this is worth a visit!

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Thank Caroline Z
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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282 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 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 

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2 Thank ACW2243
Cutler Ridge, Florida
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67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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Thank Vivian S
Naples, Florida
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296 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 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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1 Thank Noisefree
NYC
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 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 Thank ROBERTLOUISSTEVENSON
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88 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

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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5 Thank MTmaven
Vonore, Tennessee
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713 reviews
426 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 821 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 

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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