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The Kampong

4013 S Douglas Rd, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-6840
+1 305-442-7169
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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 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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4013 S Douglas Rd, Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-6840
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+1 305-442-7169
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Reviewed 15 January 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.

Thank nbfromcalifornia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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

Thank Cesar M
Reviewed 5 January 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,...More

Thank N_and_R
Reviewed 29 December 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...More

1  Thank Emmanuelle L
Reviewed 19 September 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.

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 12 September 2016

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

Thank _jeffreyharakal01
Reviewed 6 August 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...More

Thank sherryet2016
Reviewed 1 August 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...More

1  Thank Hartee H
Reviewed 28 July 2016

For a plant person this place is very special because the plants have history as well as each ones story. David Fairchild is a great role model for plant people. Check it out

Thank Debdegraaff
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Kampong is one of 5 campuses belonging to the National Tropical Boatanical Garden (the other 4 are in Hawaii!). It is the historic home of David Fairchild and his wife, Marian (the daughter of Alexander Graham Bell). The Garden is renowned for its irreplaceable...More

1  Thank John P
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do I have to make reservations for a self guided tour? If I bring a picnic do I leave it in the car while we visit the gardens?
7 October 2016|
Response from DRGNO | Reviewed this property |
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