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Tatiana A. ·
Reviewed January 7, 2013
I didn't know about this place. This was a great place to know and to relax !!!

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Sally D. ·
Reviewed October 1, 2012
So happy it was offered on Groupon. Beautiful and inspirational property for anyone who loves gardening and local history.

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Jorge L. ·
Reviewed September 24, 2012
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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For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Join the pursuit of leafy progress with this Groupon

$10 for a Garden Tour (a $20 Value)

Guided tours—which start at 10:30 a.m. on September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29—explore the 11-acre Kampong garden populated by an 80-year-old baobab tree, cocoplum trees, and more than 50 mango varieties. Visitors learn about legendary botanist and plant explorer David Fairchild and see his home and study, where he wrote about many of his expeditions. Visitors should allow a minimum of two hours for their tours.

The Kampong

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 were joined by Marian's sister and her husband on the adjoining property. Today, as part of 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, and a minotaur made entirely of leaves.

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About The Kampong


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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