Recently, we went to a wedding and lived in Kampong, Miami. It's a beautiful place! Wedding is a dream. Overall, I think it's worth a visit!
Find yourself in the middle of flowering trees and never-before-seen fruit varieties. The Kampong was Dr. David Fairchild’s (that’s right, the founder of Miami’s Botanical Garden) own, private little paradise. Here he brought the plants he discovered on his trips to far away countries. The Kampong is still a botanical research site. Be amazed by the beautiful variety of plants, fruit and flowers and enjoy the breezy location at the bay.
The Kampong was the winter estate of Dr. David Fairchild, the same horticulturist who established the Fairchild Tropical Gardens. He purchased the acres in 1916, and filled them with various plant species from his travels around the world. Today, many of the tropical plants remain, including pomelo, many cultivars of avocado, varieties of mango, palms, flowering trees, ficus, aroids, and bamboo. Fairchild also built a house designed with Spanish and Asian influence that still remains. I have visited this addition to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places for events, and I love going to the dock to see the magnificent view of the bay even though it smells a bit like rotting seaweed. And I always wonder what life must have been like for those who lived here almost a hundred years ago.
This is a place with plants and history. Walking into the botanical garden, you will find how happy it is to be away from the noise of the city.
It's a great botanical garden. It's interesting to learn about the knowledge and history of plants and learn a lot. The scenery is amazing.
Tropical plant communities are abundant and flourishing, with many unknown species.