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“Miami's roots” 5 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 #28 of 119 Attractions in Miami
Type: Gardens
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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.
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“Miami's roots”
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.

Visited June 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“Nice relaxing place”
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 sit on the bench right there.

Visited March 2014
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Fargo, North Dakota
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“lovely”
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.

Visited August 2013
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jpolliver
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“Historical Botany for plant lovers”
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 tour with a trip to the Fairchild Gardens for a plant lovers nirvana.

Visited February 2014
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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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