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.
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.
Free Yoga This Friday, September 11 Join Naomi for a free garden yoga class on […]
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.
The Kampong’s efforts to grow plants native to Florida fulfill a dual role: conservation of native flora and public education.
Nina Rønsted Ph.D., Director of Science and Conservation Schiedea is an endemic Hawaiian plant lineage […]
Diane Ragone, PhD. Director, Breadfruit Institute The Regenerative Organic Breadfruit Agroforestry demonstration in McBryde Garden […]
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)’s July 2020 issue of BGjournal includes extensive coverage of NTBG’s […]