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The Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden – Miami, FL

Bottom line:
GO ✅ – But either do it with the guided tour or during fruit season. The grounds aren’t that large and short of the area down by the bay and the fruit trees there isn’t much to see the way you’d find at gardens like Vizcaya. The gardens themselves are difficult to find. Look for a red gate and you must dial 001 to get buzzed in.

Overall:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 stars
Pros: Beautiful outdoor area by the bay with large iguanas and a view. While we visited avocados and starfruit were growing on the trees. There are mangos and lychees during prime season.
Cons: Not much to see. A guided tour with more info about the trees likely would have been helpful but we didn’t visit on a day when tours were available.

What is it?:
The former personal gardens of famed botanist Dr. David Fairchild, now a botanical garden open to the public.

Hours:
9:00AM – 3:00PM Wednesday – Friday
10:00AM – 3:00PM Saturdays
10:00AM – 12:00 PM Guided tours Thursday and Saturdays

Cost:
$15 Adults
$10 Students and seniors
$5 Kids 4+
Kids <4 and Active military = free
Free admission with the horticultural society reciprocal membership

Parking:
In the complex. Free.

Where is it?:

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