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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 

Fairytales from Historic Florida

Lecture Series: Alejandra Bunster-Elsesser
Join us on April 18th, 2019 for our monthly lecture series with theater director, author, paper collage artist, and educator, Alejandra Bunster-Elsesser.

Topic: Fairytales from Historic Florida.
An inspiring way of introducing content on Miami’s history and nature, and an invitation to use Creativity in Education.

Yoga at the Kampong

Rise and shine with yoga in the garden! This gentle morning vinyasa class with Sam Reynolds combines movement, relaxation, and meditation. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Explore the Kampong gardens after or just relax on the lawn and connect with the community. All levels welcome. 

COFFEE & COMMUNITY 
Come early and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea from XOL Coffee and Tea Company. Coffee and lite bites will be available before and after class. 

YOGA FOR A CAUSE

Today’s Plant Explorer

February Lecture Series
Join us for the February Lecture series at The Kampong!
When: Saturday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm 
Where: The Kampong, 4013 S. Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Lecture Series: Dr. Michael S. Dosmann
Join us on February 2nd, 2019 for our monthly lecture series with 2019 recipient of the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration, Dr. Michael S. Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.

Landscape and Labor: Cultivating an Art Practice Rooted in Engagement

Lecture Series: Don Lambert
Join us on January 24th, 2019 for our monthly lecture series with Don Lambert from the New World School of the Arts

Topic: Landscape and Labor: cultivating an art practice rooted in engagement.

Don Lambert will speak about his art practice, and how he uses labor, within an investigation of landscape and the built-environment, to build empathic bridges. As well as discussing his most recent project at the Kampong created for Art Basel Miami Beach. 

Photo: Mateo Serna

Bio: Donald Lambert

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