The Library has moved!
Formerly at the top of the spiral staircase in the Foyer, the Library is now sited at ground level, making it more accessible. Just walk through the Shop and you will find the Library at the rear of the Plant Sales area.
Opening hours for visitors?
The Library is usually open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10.30am till 1.30pm, but also by appointment if these hours do not suit. We also aim to be open during selected Plant Fairs or Sales.
If you wish to visit outside normal opening hours, please phone Reception [0121 454 6320] giving your name and a contact telephone number. A Volunteer will phone you back to arrange a mutually convenient time for your visit. Please give us at least 3 days notice – a week would be preferable.
The Library supports the Gardens’ staff and students but is also an oasis of information and ideas for keen gardeners. Resources include sections on general gardening; garden design; techniques; pests and diseases; garden history; monographs on specific types of plants; floras of specific countries; a good reference section; a selection of journals.
Please note: Library resources are for reference only, but photocopying services are available (subject to copyright restrictions).
For further information please contact Patricia Turner, Librarian.
1. New books