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“Great Garden to visit”
Review of The Kampong

The Kampong
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Private Half Day Miami City Tour
Ranked #54 of 365 things to do in Miami
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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.
Reviewed 31 October 2013

David Fairchild's home in Coconut Grove is well worth a visit. We took advantage of a Living Social special two for one deal. The tour was supposed to last one hour and after 1.5 hours we had only just entered the buildings on the property so my husband and I had to leave the tour and run down to the bay to see the view as we had to pick someone up at the airport. We were sorry not to be able to stay and finish the tour of this very historical home. The gardens and trees are quite lovely and the tour is worth doing. You even get to sample Tamarind and other exotic fruits as you go round the garden.

4  Thank mwooduk
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

The former home of botanist and writer David Fairchild a fascinating place even if you're not all that interested in plants. You must sign up for a tour ($20 donation) and you'll be treated to a pleasant walk in the most beautiful gardens and lots of interesting information about local history. You'll tour Fairchild's laboratory and his original residence, which is filled with fabulous art he brought back from his wold-wide travels. Stay as long as you like after the tour. Walk down to the Bay to enjoy the view and the refreshing ocean breezes. Allow about two hours.

3  Thank evamaria13
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Kampong is a estate that David Fairchild use to own and lived on the property. The estate has over 100 exotic species of plants from all over the world. The view with the biscayne bay in the background is very beautiful. You will be amaze once you first step on the grounds. The Kampong is a private estate found in Coconut Grove, and you need to make reservation before visiting. The Kampong has a $35 entrance fee but it is well worth the admission if you really enjoy exotics plants. Drive carefully on Douglas Road because you can easily miss the estate. Enjoy if you happen to visit this beautiful hidden treasure. J

1  Thank James L
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

not open to the puble often, but worth seeing when it is. Its like going back to a different time. Beautifull and different tress and plants. the guides are knowledgeable about the surroundings

1  Thank atraveler300
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Beautiful property owned by the Fairchilds of Fairchild Tropical Garden. Located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove. Incredible view and a wonderful place for a wedding or event. A bit pricey, and you have to use their vendors. But if you have the money...a good deal and beautiful spot. The curators are very helpful and knowledgeable.

2  Thank Laura M
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