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The Kampong, Miami

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The Garden. The History. The Legacy.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Kampong was the historic home and personal garden of famed plant explorer Dr. David Fairchild, and later, philanthropist and preservationist Catherine Sweeney. The waterfront estate features a Mission/Spanish Revival style house designed by Edward Clarence Dean and Fairchild's original office, now converted into a museum.

The garden is renowned for its irreplaceable collections of rare and unusual varieties of tropical and subtropical fruits, palms, and flowering trees, shrubs and vines; many planted by Fairchild's own hands. More than 2000 plants fill the 11 acres.
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  • Located in Coconut Grove the Kampong is a 9 acre tropical garden that was once the winter home of David Fairchild and his wife Miriam who was the daughter of Alexander Graham Bell. In 1916 David and M...  more »
  • I was surprise but it is enjoyable. There are many different fruit trees that workers keep them with love . If you like peace this is the place to find it !! I was told that Dalai Lama spent time ther...  more »
  • First off, visitors should be advised that ideally an appointment is needed to visit this NTBG. Otherwise, you'll spend ten minutes roaming around in the area in an attempt to find the main entrance. ...  more »
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