Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Kampong was the historic home and personal garden of famed plant explorer Dr. David Fairchild, and later philanthropist and preservationist Catherine Sweeney. The waterfront estate features the Mission/Spanish Revival style house. Completed in 1928, the House is built around a Breezeway which frames the view of the Bay. The House is distinguished by its intricate architectural detailing, exemplified by the wood-carved motifs on the stair tower windows, as well as the spectacular stone work from Java surrounding one of the exterior doors.
The garden is renowned for its irreplaceable collections of rare and unusual varieties of tropical and subtropical fruits, palms, and flowering trees, shrubs. waterlilies and vines - more than 2000 plants fill the 11 acres.
International Center for Tropical Botany
Established as a collaboration between Florida International University and the National Tropical Botanical Garden to study tropical plants and the resources they provide, the International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) provides research-based knowledge and tools to preserve and sustainably use tropical plants, and will foster programs to educate future generations of tropical plant biologists.
Teacher Enrichment Workshop
In the summer, The Kampong partners with Florida International University, STEM Institute, Everglades Foundation and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to offer a Teacher Enrichment Workshop. Teachers earn 12 master points towards their certification.
The Kampong Lecture Series
Monthly Lectures Series - Thursdays. Lectures series are open to the public and range from a variety of topics including horticulture, botany, food and culture topics.
Tropical Botany Course
3.5 week course on systematics of tropical plants for advance students and professionals. This course is offered in collaboration with FIU.
Botanical Illustration Workshop
A five-day workshop dedicated to the intricate art of botanical illustration by Sarah Roche.
Dr. Michael Rosenberg
Mr. Peter Gardner
Vice President, Development
Mr. Federico Sanchez
Vice President, Finance
Mr. Craig Morell
Tours and Events Coordinator
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.