To enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education

Learn and explore tropical plants with us! National Tropical Botanical Garden offers a broad range of educational programs for all ages and hosts in-person learning at all locations. Choose from in person programing, workshops and webinars, internships, professional development and more.

Tropical Plant Coloring Books

Learn more about tropical plants, Hawaiian culture, and ecosystems while coloring.

NTBG Programs At A Glance

Featured Resources

How well do you know your neighbors? Not the people who live next door, but the plants that live in our yards, our mountains, and along our streams and coastlines? Tropical plants are some of the most threatened in the world and as good neighbors, it’s our responsibility to get to know and introduce it to others who will care for and protect it too. Check out our featured resources below to explore the plants that make tropical ecosystems across Hawaii and Florida unique.

Hawaii Education Series


This Series provides students and families with fun and inspirational videos and activities exploring the plants, cultural resources, and people that make Hawaii special.

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Gardening with Native Plants FAQ


Have questions about gardening with tropical plants? Get answers from the experts!

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We have hundreds of plants from our gardens in our tropical plant database. Each plant can be found in one or more of our five gardens.

Know what you’re looking for? Enter its name in the search box. Just want to explore the world of tropical plants? Use our Explore feature.

Mon Sep 25, 2023

Truffle Making Class with Exquisito Chocolates

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

Exquisito Chocolates head Chocolatemaker will teach you how to make their rolled and hand-painted truffles.

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Fri Sep 22, 2023

Fundamentals of Candle Making with Buena Vista Candle Co.

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

Learn the basics of making an aromatic soy wax candle at The Kampong with Buena Vista Candle Co.

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Fri Sep 22, 2023

Green Lawns, Green Sea Grass with UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

Learn how your home landscape could be contributing to pollution and nutrient overload in Florida’s water bodies.

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Tue Sep 19, 2023

Crochet Therapy: Relaxation and Creativity workshop with Alejandra Libertad Cadenas

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

Throughout the one-month crochet workshop, participants will receive hands-on guidance, and materials for each class will be provided in advance.

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New Art Exhibit at The Kampong honors Biscayne Bay’s Heritage and Future

Thu Sep 7, 2023

The exhibit features 35 local and international artists whose works cross disciplines to explore Biscayne Bay’s cultural, historical, and ecological significance.

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Maui-Hawaiʻi Fires

Thu Aug 10, 2023

We express our sadness and solidarity with all who are affected by the devastating fires on Maui and Hawaiʻi.

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NTBG Internship Series: Kassie Jensen

Mon Jul 17, 2023

Over half a century, NTBG has hosted hundreds of interns that have become leaders in […]

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Banking on Pollen

Mon Jul 3, 2023

By Dustin Wolkis, Seed Bank Curator and Laboratory Manager The value of education and training […]

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