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Join Sarah Roche at the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) in Florida and enjoy 5 days of botanical art. Once on location start to draw with easy field sketches on the grounds of the stunning Kampong historic home and garden, where the climate of the southeast shore of Florida affords a natural open-air environment in which tropical species flourish. Explore rudiments of form from live specimens as you work in graphite studies. Some plants will be flowering, others will be fruiting and some may have all stages of development visible. Then add color with watercolors.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

To explore and experience the practices and attitudinal foundations of mindfulness as taught in the 8-week MBSR Program.

For graduates who have completed the 8-week MBSR Program within the preceding two years.

The Kampong Curator’s Cottage
3975 South Douglas Rd
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

$15 per person. A portion of this fee benefits The Kampong of National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).

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Curated Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event

Members Only VIP Curated Chocolate and Wine Pairing

With over 30,000 plant introductions by our beloved Dr. Fairchild over a long and storied career with the USDA, cacao has truly been one of the most welcome. From the garden to your palate, we would like to extend a very special invitation to our wonderful members, in conjunction with our Thursday night lecture. Join us for a VIP Members-Only gathering before the lecture, to enjoy a specially curated wine and luxury chocolate pairing. As NTBG members we want to share how much we appreciate you and your support.

Members-Only Book and Plant Sale at The Kampong

We are pleased to announce our second annual Members-only Book and Plant Sale on Friday, November 15, featuring a wide range of books from Dr. David Fairchild’s granddaughter, Helene Pancoast’s private collection, as well as some exceptional rare volumes from Catherine Sweeney's library. Among the rare books are original copies of Paxton's Flower Garden (ca.1852) as well as botanical exploration volumes from the 1863 Speke and Grant Expedition to the Nile. Our librarian has chosen titles to suit every need and budget. Naturally, we will have exceptional plants for sale as well!

Kampong October Lecture Series

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Where: The Kampong, 4013 S. Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Lecture Series: Osman Ariel Gutierrez, Ph. D., USDA
Research Geneticist (Plants) / Lead Scientist
Subtropical Horticultural Research Station
USDA-Agricultural Research Service

Invaluable Collaborative Research Between NTBG and FIU's International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) Highlighted

"Biologist Christopher Baraloto is leading the Miami Urban ReLeaf Coalition, a network of local partners mapping and monitoring trees in Miami's verdant enclaves." This recently launched initiative is a collaboration between the NTBG and FIU's ICTB and is based at the Kampong in Coconut Grove. Read the story here.




Ethno Agronomist Evelyn Block from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Kampong September Lecture Series
Join us for the September Lecture series at The Kampong!
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Where: The Kampong, 4013 S. Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Lecture Series: Ethno Agronomist Evelyn Block from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Lecture Topic: A Botanical Narrative

An exploration of the uses and cultivation practices of some tropical plants and the stories that instill responsibility and action
Bio: Evelyn Block 


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