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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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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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beautiful and relaxing history lesson

If you have a free morning in South Florida, one of the places you might choose is The Kampong in Coconut Grove. David Fairchild's private home is now a truly serene and beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2012
DebbieNiskin
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Miami Beach, Florida

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

If you have a free morning in South Florida, one of the places you might choose is The Kampong in Coconut Grove. David Fairchild's private home is now a truly serene and beautiful venue for seeing tropical plants and trees. A tour of the Kampong introduces you to the horticulture and the life style of that famous man, his wife... More 

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Lancaster, NY
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250 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The write ups boast dozens of varieties of mangos, avocados, etc, yet the guide was unable to identify these to the group. The fee of $25 was too high based upon the little useful info provided. So many bugs and spiders - my travel companion and I received multiple bites. Very disappointing. The house was very beautiful and the story... More 

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5 Thank Eimac C
Anchorage, Alaska
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Home of the gentleman, David Fairchild, who started the USDA Plant Introduction Program. It is a fabulous building surrounded by an incredible collection of tropical fruits and other trees. The back yard even holds one of Alexander Graham Bell's last inventions. Fairchild was married to Bell.s daughter. Very interesting history.

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1 Thank Pat H
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is such a beautiful place to visit if you come to coconut Grove make a quick stop and visit this amazing historical place in Miami. It has such beautiful views and so much to learn. I highly recommend it.

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2 Thank Jennydiaz2
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 Thank bigcitybeans
Miami
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195 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
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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6 Thank LOL305
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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