The Kampong

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4013 Southwest 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33133 4013 Southwest 37th Ave, Miami Directions
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+13054427169
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    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thu-Fri
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    Sat
    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 14 days ago
Beautiful and serene gardens!
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Beautiful place !! Great time
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sunscreen & mosquito spray
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We brought a picnic lunch and ate it by the most beautiful area by the water
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Pack a lunch and stay to picnic. The views are amazing!
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I loved this place!
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I didn't know about this place. This was a great place to know and to relax !!!
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If you are from South Florida and you've never been, it is a must see. Old Florida at its finest. Our city, although only 116 years old, has some really cool history worth knowing about. This place is certainly one of them. I took a zillion pictures and would certainly do a photo shoot there. It's on my list now.
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Beautiful gardens and wonderful tour with knowledgeable and friendly staff.
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A beautiful place! The tour guide was really knowledgeable about the trees that were brought in and gave us a whole background as how the garden got it's name and how it all came together. =]
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After changing hands many times between 1882 and 1916, the property that would eventually be known as The Kampong—which means "village" in Malay—was snatched up by David Fairchild and his wife Marian, a daughter of Alexander Graham Bell. Fairchild was one of the most influential horticulturists in the United States, devoting his life to plant exploration and finding new strains of flora suitable for introduction to the states. Though he and his wife spent much of their time in Washington DC until 1928, The Kampong became an "introduction garden" for many of the plants he collected during his travels.

After constructing a house on the garden property in 1928, the Fairchilds made Miami their permanent home, and they were eventually joined by Marian's sister and her husband on the adjoining property. Today, as part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, most of the adjoining property has been absorbed to be part of The Kampong, creating more than 11 acres of verdant gardens. Inside the leafy labyrinth, many of the experimental plants still thrive, including an 80-year-old baobab tree, more than 50 mango varieties.

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