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The Kampong, Miami

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 65+ 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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  • Wasn't sure of the name but the photo looks like the place we went. Nice tropical gardens and a quiet place to walk. 
  • Dreamy, romantic and wonderful, the Kampong is worth a visit. The eccentric house is terrific and the grounds are lushly planted. 
  • 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 Biscayn...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful and peaceful place with its history, wonderful view on the water.
  • Beautiful place with amazing native plants and creative stonework everywhere!
  • Fabulous place to visit at dusk
  • Great atmosphere and intimate setting make this small performance venue within The Kampong botanical garden in Coconut Grove a hidden gem. From live jazz to classical music, the great acoustics and lush surroundings are amazing, as is the quality of the artists who perform there. Truly the perfect way to spend an evening! Don't miss "@ The Kampong: Opera in the Tropics" coming up next week-end.
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