The Kampong

4013 South Douglas Rd MiamiFL

(305) 442-7169


Garden Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Open Saturdays:

November 4 and 18

December 2, 9, and 16


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

September 15 – December 2, 2023
Stretching from North Miami to Card Sound, the subtropical lagoon known as Biscayne Bay is a cherished ecological, recreational, and scenic resource that holds within it a vibrant tapestry of diverse stories and rich historical significance. Join us in celebrating the interconnectedness of Biscayne Bay and The Kampong.
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Learn all about how to successfully “foodscape” in South Florida – what to grow, when to grow it, and how to consume it!

Through January 2024
Symbiotic House is a project catalyzed to research and develop adaptive architectural solutions to Miami’s environmental precarity, and to conceptualize and design a “multi-use space for multi-species survival”.

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The Kampong Self-Guided Tour, Miami, FL

Tour the garden at your own pace

Delight in the intoxicating fragrance of flowering plants prized by the perfume industry. Marvel at the fascinating fruits and flowering trees from the tropics. Your tour begins when you check in at the estate’s main house; an informational guide with map will be provided. Take your time strolling from the main house to the bay to other notable sites on the property.

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

* Water bottle filling stations are now available. Please bring your own reusable water bottle.

*Comfortable closed-toed shoes, bug spray and sun protection are highly suggested. Expect a pathless garden with uneven terrain.

Self Guided Tour Gift Certificates available. Contact The Kampong directly (305)442-7169 ext. 0.

Departure: Tuesday through Friday. Open Saturdays:

October 7, 14, 21, and 28

November 4 and 18

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

Tour Duration: Typically 2 hours.


• 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

Take a break from the Summer heat and enjoy a history-based tour in the historic Fairchild-Sweeney home with a docent who will take you through time with the story of The Kampong. You’ll hear the story of David Fairchild and why he made this spot his home, and how his plant collections influenced the diets of the American people. Learn how Kay Sweeney saved the property from development after Fairchild’s death. Tour the historic home’s living room, dining room and library room where the notable owners spent their time. Make your way to the museum which once served as Fairchild’s study and laboratory while taking in a few stops in the garden along the way. 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.

* Water bottle filling stations are now available. Please bring your own reusable water bottle.
*Comfortable closed-toed shoes, bug spray and sun protection are suggested.

Guided Tour Gift Certificates available. Contact The Kampong directly (305)442-7169 ext. 0.

Departure: Tuesday through Saturday.

Tour Times: 10:00 am

Tour Duration:  2 hours; option to explore on your own after

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)

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