International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong

We develop research, education and outreach programs related to tropical botany, integrating the research programs of a faculty with global presence in tropical regions.

By building an international network of collaborating researchers and institutions, we're committed to furthering Dr. David Fairchild's mission of saving plants and saving lives through research and by training the next generation of botanists.

Housed in the Institute of Environment's Land and Biodiversity Division, our center is the product of a partnership between FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Garden. We are headquartered at The Kampong, the historical estate of plant explorer Dr. David Fairchild and one of the National Tropical Botanical Garden's five sites, in Coconut Grove, Florida.

With support from the Batchelor Foundation and the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, we are taking the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Dr. Fairchild's legacy to new heights.