If you can’t travel to The Kampong this year, visit online with our Virtually on Location botanical illustration course! In the cold grey days of January, imagine yourself sitting in warm sunshine, drawing bright flowers and tropical plants along the southeastern shore of Florida. Craig Morell, Director of NTBG’s The Kampong, and his staff will transport us to the beautiful surroundings of this stunning property in Coconut Grove, Florida. Working from images of plants in the garden and Craig’s daily livestreams, botanical artist and teacher Sarah Roche will lead the class in observing and recording the beauty and botany of tropical flora. All abilities welcome.
— Sarah Roche, botanical artist and teacher
Dates: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, January 11, 13 & 15
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 -3:30 p.m.
Fees: NTBG Members: $425
Non-Members: $525 (includes one-year NTBG Membership)
To register email email@example.com or call Holly at 305-442-7169 ext 100
Located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Florida, The Kampong contains a fascinating array of
Located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Florida, The Kampong contains a fascinating array of tropical fruit cultivars and flowering trees. Named for the Malay or Javanese word for a village or cluster of houses, The Kampong is the former estate of Dr. David Fairchild, the famed botanical explorer who traveled throughout Southeast Asia and other tropical regions collecting exotic plants he introduced to the U.S.
Kampong Planting Heritage collections from Southeast Asia, Central and South Americas, the Caribbean, and other tropical locales create a cornucopia of exotic fruit, including candle fruit, peanut butter fruit, egg fruit, cocoplums, and over 50 varieties of mango. Numerous species of palms, cycads, and flowering trees are studied by scientists from the world over. The Kampong serves as the mainland campus for NTBG’s educational courses, as a living classroom used by universities and colleges for botany and horticulture courses, and is a popular spot for plant enthusiasts of all ages.