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The Kampong

4013 South Douglas Rd

Coconut Grove FL

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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.

The Kampong Opening Schedule

June 10th – 12th

Open To Kampong Fellows

June 17th – 19th

Kampong Members & Kampong Volunteers

June 24th – 26th

Open To Coconut Grove and Coral Gables Residents

July 1st

Open To The Public

Schedule A Visit

We will be opening our gates at limited capacity, Wednesday through Friday with reservation times at 9:00 am / 11:30 pm / 2:00 pm.
Please contact us at (305) 442-7169 x 0 to make your reservation.

Online Auction


This year’s online auction theme is “Caring for the People who Care for the Plants.” Our gardeners have worked tirelessly during this extraordinary time. Help NTBG by supporting our ohana who care for our living collections and gardens every day.

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Free Body Movement Classes Every Saturday in September!

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Our South Shore Visitor Center is offering free body movement classes everyday in September! With school back in session, many families are spending more time hunched over their computers. Come enjoy gentle guided movement to work out those kinks.

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Ho’ike Circles

Go on a scavenger hunt, meet the scientist, or explore a new species! Join our staff for engaging, hands-on Ho’ike Circles highlighting our work and the plants we care for.

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Going Native in South Florida

Tue Sep 15, 2020

The Kampong’s efforts to grow plants native to Florida fulfill a dual role: conservation of native flora and public education.

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NTBG finds new stand of rare carnation Schiedea viscosa in the interior forests of Waialae Canyon

Mon Aug 24, 2020

Nina Rønsted Ph.D., Director of Science and Conservation Schiedea is an endemic Hawaiian plant lineage […]

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Mon Aug 24, 2020

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NTBG featured as cover story in BGjournal’s July 2020 issue

Mon Aug 24, 2020

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)’s July 2020 issue of BGjournal includes extensive coverage of NTBG’s […]

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