Join Dade Heritage Trust for a little baking and a guided tour of Miami’s own hidden treasure The Kampong, a National Tropical Botanical Garden, during “Baking in Historic Places” event from 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
“Baking in Historic Places is a new series presented by Dade Heritage Trust. It’s a creative and delicious way to introduce participants to some of Miami’s most beautiful historic venues,” said Dade Heritage Trust Executive Director Chris Rupp. “We are thrilled to be able to continue this series at such a unique South Florida gem.”
Named for the Malay or Javanese word for a village or cluster of houses, The Kampong contains a fascinating array of tropical fruit cultivars and flowering trees. The beautiful and historic property, located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, 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.
After a continental breakfast and an overview of the morning, Rupp said participants will get busy learning how to make delicious banana bread with bananas from the Kampong’s own crop.
The 2-hour event, which includes a guided tour of the Bayfront estate starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Fe. 9, at The Kampong, 4013 South Douglas Rd., Miami. Tickets are $25 for Dade Heritage Trust members and $30 for non-members. Advance tickets are available at
To learn more about Dade Heritage Trust call 305-358-9572 or visit dadeheritagetrust.org.