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The Kampong, Miami

(4.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A piece of eden in Miami, so quiet with a magnificent garden, the house is wonderful, as the view on the sea. The guide was really nice. The guided visit took us almost two hours and you are free to s...  more »
  • Start by reading about David Fairchild. He is a very important figure in American history that no one has ever heard of. It helps to understand the propery, and it's signifigance. Located in a beautif...  more »
  • I am so glad I visited the Kampong Gardens. Our guide Roger was excellent - very knowledgeable, teaching our group a great deal and all with a dash of humor. We had a lot of fun. The Kampong has many ...  more »
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  • What a piece of paradise. Lovely specimens. The history is really cool. Love the house. Just everything is beautiful and very special feeling. A must go for anyone that loves botanical and history.
  • Beautiful place to disconnect from the busyness of life. Walk through the paths filled with breathtaking plants. Enjoy the view of Biscayne Bay. Become a member.
  • I absolutely loved it. It's small but worth it. Very Zen. Bring your picnic to enjoy more time in the atmosphere. They say to couple this visit with a visit to Fairchild Park on the same day. If you know Yoga this would be an awesome place to practice next to the water.
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place with its history, wonderful view on the water.