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The Kampong

4013 Douglas Road, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)
305.442.7169
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Ranked #28 of 122 Attractions in Miami
Type: Gardens
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.... more » 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. « less
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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

Took a guided 2 hour tour of The Kampong May 21st at a cost of $20 a piece which I thought was well worth it. The Kampong is hidden in a residential area and we almost past it. It used to be a private residence many years ago.The parking lot is tiny but they do not get many visitors so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2010

Visitors enter through a gate in a coral stone wall and pass under a huge banyon tree. The long driveway to the house is lined with Fairchild’s collection of tropical fruit trees. Once you reach the house there is a dramatic view of Biscayne Bay through a stone archway. In addition to the house and grounds, you can also see... More

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