The Kampong

4013 South Douglas Road MiamiFL

(305) 442-7169




Garden Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Feed your inner plant explorer at The Kampong!

Follow in the footsteps of famed plant explorer David Fairchild, who named his former estate for the Malay word for village. Trace his travels and discover your own relationship with tropical plants at this storied place on Biscayne Bay. We are also a plant research and education center, home to the International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong. In collaboration with Florida International University, we continue a long tradition of plant exploration to help grow a brighter tomorrow. When you step into The Kampong, you become a plant explorer too!

Happening Now

February 10 – May 18
(Hu)mangrove is a group exhibition at The Kampong that explores the intersections between communities and ecosystems in South Florida. Central to the inspiration of this show is the remarkable mangrove root system.
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Honeybees chew, shape, and mold tiny scales of wax into perfectly-sized interlocking hexagons, using only their bodies to measure. Join us as we dive deep into the wax story – learning how it’s made, where it comes from and how bees use it in their hive.

Saturday, March 9, 2024
Join the University of Florida Master Gardeners as they teach the step-by-step process of creating compost from your kitchen and yard waste.

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The Kampong Self-Guided Tour, Miami, FL

Tour the garden at your own pace

Feed your inner plant explorer at The Kampong! Our Garden, on the edge of Biscayne Bay, is a sanctuary for plants and the stories they hold. Here, we care for rare plants and heritage crops that span time and cultures. Follow in the footseps of David Fairchild, who named this place the Malay word for village and explore your own connections with tropical plants. On this self-guided tour, choose your own journey through our lush trails, historical landmarks, and beautiful vistas.

To ensure you have a parking space, online reservation is highly recommended if you are driving to the Garden.

Departure: Tuesday through Saturday

Tour Times:  9:00 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. / 2:00 p.m.

Tour Duration: Typically 2 hours. *Last entry to the garden 3 PM


• Adults (18 yrs. and above) – $17
• Seniors (ages 62 and above) or students with school ID – $12
• Children 6-17 yrs. – $7
• Children 0-5 yrs. – No cost when accompanied by paying adult.


Guests who fall under these categories should register by phone:
• Military Veterans (for card holder) – No cost.
• Museums for All, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) recipients (with Electronic Benefit Transfer card) – No cost

$2 off discount (must register in-person):
Eco discount (walk, bike, Uber, Lyft)
EASY Perks Transit Card
Member guest (unless a higher discount applies)
Teachers (PreK-12)
33133 Residents (with ID)

The Kampong Guided Tour, Miami, FL

Walk the garden with a docent

Experience the tropical plants and rich history of The Kampong with a guide! You’ll follow in the footsteps of famed plant explorer David Fairchild and discover plants he introduced to the US. Hear about the many notable figures and amazing plants of this special place. At the conclusion of your guided tour, feel free to meander on your own to The Point on Biscayne Bay and explore the garden further.

Guided tours of The Kampong are on select days seasonally. Contact us directly for private led tours year round.

Departure: Thursday through Saturday

Tour Times: 10:00 am

Tour Duration:  2 hours; option to explore on your own after *Advanced reservations required for guided tours

Ticket Prices:
• Adults (18 years and above) – $27
• Seniors (62 years and above) – $22
• Students with school ID – $22
• Children 6-17 years – $12
• Children 0-5 years – No cost when accompanied by paying adult
$2 off discount (must register by phone and provide proof upon tour date):
Eco discount (walk, bike, Uber, Lyft)
EASY Perks Transit Card (guest coming by public transportation)
Member guest (Member must be present with valid NTBG membership card)
NTBG Members must register by phone with Member ID Number.
Teachers (PreK-12)
33133 Residents (with ID)

Sat Mar 02, 2024 – Sat Apr 06, 2024

Beginners Photography Classes

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

Six classes: March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and April 6. *There is flexibility […]

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Sat Mar 09, 2024 – Sat Apr 27, 2024

Creative Writing and Green Space with Danette Anderson

The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road Miami FL 33133

March 9, March 16, April 20, or April 27 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The […]

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Thu Mar 07, 2024

Candlelight Sound Bowls & Meditation

The Kampong | 4013 South Douglas Rd Miami, FL

Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (check-in at 5:30 p.m.) Includes Special […]

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