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“Relaxing Tour of Old Miami” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Kampong

The Kampong
4013 Douglas Road, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)
305.442.7169
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Ranked #131 of 490 Attractions in Miami
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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.
Miami, Florida
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“Relaxing Tour of Old Miami”
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 definitely do it during the cooler months of December through February as it may be a bit muggy in the summer.

Visited February 2014
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“Exquisite”
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 house and the view of Miami from the property shore.

Visited December 2013
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Miami
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“Great Garden to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

David Fairchild's home in Coconut Grove is well worth a visit. We took advantage of a Living Social special two for one deal. The tour was supposed to last one hour and after 1.5 hours we had only just entered the buildings on the property so my husband and I had to leave the tour and run down to the bay to see the view as we had to pick someone up at the airport. We were sorry not to be able to stay and finish the tour of this very historical home. The gardens and trees are quite lovely and the tour is worth doing. You even get to sample Tamarind and other exotic fruits as you go round the garden.

Visited October 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“A RELAXING HAVE RIGHT OFF THE MAIN DRAG”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The former home of botanist and writer David Fairchild a fascinating place even if you're not all that interested in plants. You must sign up for a tour ($20 donation) and you'll be treated to a pleasant walk in the most beautiful gardens and lots of interesting information about local history. You'll tour Fairchild's laboratory and his original residence, which is filled with fabulous art he brought back from his wold-wide travels. Stay as long as you like after the tour. Walk down to the Bay to enjoy the view and the refreshing ocean breezes. Allow about two hours.

Visited October 2013
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Suwanee, Georgia
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“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Kampong is a estate that David Fairchild use to own and lived on the property. The estate has over 100 exotic species of plants from all over the world. The view with the biscayne bay in the background is very beautiful. You will be amaze once you first step on the grounds. The Kampong is a private estate found in Coconut Grove, and you need to make reservation before visiting. The Kampong has a $35 entrance fee but it is well worth the admission if you really enjoy exotics plants. Drive carefully on Douglas Road because you can easily miss the estate. Enjoy if you happen to visit this beautiful hidden treasure. J

Visited August 2013
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