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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Discussing the plants of JRR Tolkein's Middle Earth

Join The Kampong on Thursday, May 18, for their Lecture Series, when Dr. Walter Judd shares Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. 

The Kampong will open at 6:00 pm with a wine and cheese reception and mini-tours of the garden. The lecture begins at 7 pm. Kampong Members are free. Suggested donation for non-members $10.

Dr. Judd, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Biology, University of Florida, is an expert on the systematics and evolution of flowering plants. Follow Dr. Judd as he traces out uses of plants and nomenclature of  Tolkien books.

The Kampong will also be offering mini-tours of the garden at one of the loveliest times of day, twilight, or visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the breezes off the bay at The Point.

For more information call 305.442.7169 or email: kampong@ntbg.org

The Kampong is one of five tropical gardens and five preserves of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

The Kampong is located at 4013 South Douglas Road.

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