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April Kampong Lecture

Join us for the April Lecture series at The Kampong!
The event will begin at 6:30 pm with wine and light bites. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. 

Admission is always complimentary for members and a $10 donation is suggested for guests. This is also a great opportunity to become a Kampong member, if you are not already, and become part of the NTBG family. 

You may purchase a membership online or by calling 305-442-7169 ext. 100 

March Kampong Lecture

On Thursday, March 15th at 6:30 pm, Everglades Region Biologist, Dennis J. Giardina from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will speak about The Restoration of Rare and Extirpated Orchids in the Everglades and Big Cypress Ecoregion. 

Full Moon Yoga Fest

Join us for one of our Full Moon Yoga Fests on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 6:30pm. Included is a 90 minute divine full moon yoga practice, live music, Reiki session, great food and desserts.

Each Full Moon Yoga Festival is unique and delivers a wonderful yoga experience under the mystical power of a full moon, transformative and healing, attend the Full Moon Yofa Fest at the Kampong for greater consciousness, awareness, harmony and peace.

The cost is $30 per person.

NYBG Botanist Dr. Michael J. Balick to be Awarded Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kalāheo, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, USA (January 10, 2018) — Dr. Michael J. Balick, Vice President for Botanical Science and Philecology Curator at the Institute for Economic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), has been named the 2018 recipient of the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration. In an announcement from its headquarters in Hawai‘i, the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) recognized Dr. Balick for a career spanning over four decades of botanical fieldwork and research around the globe.

Hurricane Irma Update: The Kampong is Closed for Recovery

Hurricane Irma has passed and we are glad to report that our staff are safe and the historic structures at The Kampong suffered little damage. Tragically, the living collections were significantly damaged and the garden will remain closed for hurricane recovery for several weeks.

Your support is critical to our recovery.

David Fairchild's Laboratory

Step back in time through Dr. David Fairchild's Laboratory and Study at The Kampong. This exhibit by noted American conceptual artist, Mark Dion, is a permanent installation visitors are invited to experience during guided tour hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

Read the New York Times article about the artist, "Oddities to You, Treasures to Mark Dion" 

The Kampong

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.  

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