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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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South Florida preserve at its best!

The Kampong is a gorgeous little retreat tucked away in the bustling Coconut Grove. If you visit, you will get to see undisturbed mangroves and other plant life. It is like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2012
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Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The Kampong is a gorgeous little retreat tucked away in the bustling Coconut Grove. If you visit, you will get to see undisturbed mangroves and other plant life. It is like a miniature Fairchild Gardens with a pretty house on the property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

The tours are only given a few times a month. The rare plants and home are well worth the visit. You will need about three hours to tour the property and gardens. They also have many special events that are always fun and often include delicious food.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

The Kampong home and gardens is a lovely, exotic surprise tucked away on nearly eleven lushly landscaped acres in Coconut Grove, with spectacular views of Biscayne Bay. The land originally belonging to some French aristos, was then purchased by a woman doctor who lived and worked there. In 1916, it was purchase for $25,000 by Alexander Graham Bell's daughter, Marian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We passed on Fairchild gardens so I can't compare the two. This place is relatively small and is beautifully landscaped and the staff is helpful. You must make an appointment to visit. We did the self guided tour but they have guided tours at 10:30 on Wed and Sat. The "office" is the house that Fairchild lived in. Most of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

I can honestly say that, although I have lived here for ages, I had never heard of the Kampong and, as I asked my friends and family, they hadn't either. What a beautiful surprise to go visit this Botanical Garden and understand that David Fairchild, the man who traveled the world to bring us plants and fruits that we would... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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Address: 4013 Douglas Road, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133
Phone Number: 305.442.7169
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Coconut Grove
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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