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The Kampong

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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...more
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4013 S Douglas Rd, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-6840
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful space filled with dedicated employees and volunteers. We were lucky enough to get a tour of Dr Fairchild's laboratory which has been lovingly restored. His summer home is also available for touring. Dr Fairchild's property is filled with an amazing array...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I visited The Kampong in 2013 and the area seemed to be much larger then than it was yesterday. Construction of new upscale homes is on going both north south of The Kampong so did The Kampong sell much of its land to developers leaving...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I spent 4 hours in the garden. There’s about 80 fruit trees and finding a Tamarindo tree with delicious tasty fruits to try was beyond my expectations. Absolutely Delicious. The cocoa and chocolate trees are humongous. I particularly enjoyed strolling to the beach side of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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NTBGTours, Front Office Manager at The Kampong, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an excellent and review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed February 21, 2018

I wanted to visit this site while we were in Miami (since I love tropical gardens), especially after visiting Fairchild and learning this was fairly close nearby. The next day we visited Vizcaya and then headed to this site. Their website stated they would be...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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NTBGTours, Front Office Manager at The Kampong, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

During certain times and days we reach our maximum reservation quantity and we strive to ensure that every guest has the most enjoyable experience possible in The Kampong. For this reason we ask that reservations are made in advance for this unique historical site &...More

Reviewed January 21, 2018

If you want a sense of what Miami was like before high rises and McMansions, come to the Kampong. This tropical garden gem was the home of botanist extraordinaire David Fairchild (son-in-law of Alexander Graham Bell) who then sold it to another family passionate about...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

A treat, set aside a couple of hours and get a real appreciation of how Miami came together. The horticulture is the draw but the story is great too. Very accessible even though it may feel as if it’s not— you have to reserve for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

It's a beautiful garden and definately worth a visit when you are nearby. Many different type of flowers and trees in a great environment. And don't forget the great view of the Biscaine Bay!

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The house isn't much to look at, but the grounds are beautiful and interesting. Not all of the plants and trees have a legible label, but the friendly staff happily answered and questions we had. We especially enjoyed the Cannonball tree, the large Banyon tree...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

What a privilege to visit David Fairchild's home on Biscayne Bay. This is a peaceful yet spectacular place to be. Usually access to these grounds are through attending an event, so... find an event!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

I have been visiting the Kampong several times over the years and it is always a nice experience. This is the place where David Fairchild used to live - the explorer botanist who had Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden named after. The Kampong is a small...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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I'm a member of their Tropical Fruit Society And both times I visited i was escorted by a staff member. It doesn't appear that the staff lets people wander around alone. I do know that Fairchild Garden and the Fruit and... More
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