Kampong

sights / Historic

Kampong information

Miami , USA
Address
Street 4013 Douglas Rd
Telephone
+1 305 442 7169
More information
www.ntbg.org/gardens/kampong.php
Opening hours
tours by appointment only 9am-4pm Mon-Fri
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Lonely Planet review

David Fairchild, Indiana Jones of the botanical world and founder of Fairchild Tropical Gardens, would rest at the Kampong (Malay/Indonesian for 'village') in-between journeys in search of beautiful and economically viable plant life. Today this lush garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the lovely grounds serve as a classroom for the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Free self-guided tours (allow at least an hour) are available by appointment, as are $20 two-hour guided tours.