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The Kampong, Miami

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#11 of 16 in Parks in Miami
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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  • If you want a sense of what Miami was like before high rises and McMansions, come to the Kampong. This tropical garden gem was the home of botanist extraordinaire David Fairchild (son-in-law of Alexan...  more »
  • A treat, set aside a couple of hours and get a real appreciation of how Miami came together. The horticulture is the draw but the story is great too. Very accessible even though it may feel as if it’s...  more »
  • It's a beautiful garden and definately worth a visit when you are nearby. Many different type of flowers and trees in a great environment. And don't forget the great view of the Biscaine Bay!  more »
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  • Fabulous and magical place. We just did our first Full Moon Yoga Fest there and it was spectacular!! The grandeur and majesty of the plants and trees, the tranquility, serenity. Simply marvelous.
  • An interesting place with some history but a bit small and a little pricey at 15$ but still a great view at the shore and very knowlegable staff.
  • A must see if you are in Miami area. There are a lot of tropical fruit trees and epiphytes of the rain forests. The back of the garden is key Biscayne, awesome view. Hopefully, they will grow even more varieties of rare plants in the tropics.
  • Beautiful place. Hope the recovery from hurricane Irma goes well.
  • A true gem! It's an alternative to the traditional botanical garden. We saw wildlife and plenty in bloom. Absolutely gorgeous, we spent three hours here.

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