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The Kampong

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Address: 4013 S Douglas Rd, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-6840
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+1 305-442-7169
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Had the guided tour which you need to make an advance reservation. Was well worthy this hidden gem. Have driven past it for years and finally got a chance to go. Tour was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Miami, FL
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Miami, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the guided tour which you need to make an advance reservation. Was well worthy this hidden gem. Have driven past it for years and finally got a chance to go. Tour was very informative - we were shown so many unusual trees/plants. My favorite was getting to go into David Fairchild's workshop/office was amazing to see all of the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We located the very difficult to find entrance on a busy road to be told that self guided tours weren't available (on a saturday) until 130 pm. we returned at 2 pm to be told that we were too late; the garden was closed. Further we were rudely questioned about "who told you that you could visit"? i'd say don't... More 

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danville, california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Lovely and peaceful gardens. You can spend a couple of hours and have a picnic.If you enjoy botany or fascinated with Asian fruit trees all the better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Had a nice stroll throughout the grounds and took some nice pictures that I will post here if I can upload them.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I visited The Kampong for the first time during our brief stay in the area. Because of their limited visitor hours/requirement for reservations, I have not had a chance to visit The Kampong until this visit. The tour of the facility comes in two kinds, guided tours ($20pp) and self-guided tours ($15pp). I went there for the self-guided tour. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

The Kampong is not only an exceptionally beautiful tropical place, it is also the former home and compound of early 20th century herbalist and explorer Fairchild, whose office and laboratory have been recently restored by artist Mark Dion. Treat yourself to a walk in this peaceful paradisiac reserve and to a visit in this carefully reconstructed research lab with original... More 

1 Thank Emmanuelle L
Livermore, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Wasn't sure of the name but the photo looks like the place we went. Nice tropical gardens and a quiet place to walk.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Dreamy, romantic and wonderful, the Kampong is worth a visit. The eccentric house is terrific and the grounds are lushly planted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The Kampong is a hidden gem located in Coconut Grove. The property was bought by Dr. David Fairchild where he introduced and grew many tropical trees and plants. It is a lovely garden right on Biscayne Bay where you can wonder along the paths down to the water.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The Kampong is a special place, the former home of David Fairchild, for whom Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is named. The Kampong is a slice of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, as some of the same plants were planted there. The home and gardens are just beautiful and serene. Worth a visit along with bringing a picnic lunch. The views at... More 

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