Please note: The spring 2014 newsletter is now available.
The Libraries of the Royal Horticultural Society hold the world’s finest collection of printed material on gardens, gardening and their related subjects.
Our collections are essential for the study of garden history, garden design and practical gardening in all of its aspects.
We also have outstanding visual collections, ranging from original botanical drawings and historical photographs to postcards, glass lantern slides, floral Christmas cards and a wealth of other fascinating items.
The RHS Libraries are open to all, and are located in London and at RHS Gardens Wisley and Harlow Carr. We also have small reading rooms at RHS Gardens Hyde Hall and Rosemoor. Click here for the opening times of all of our branches.
Archive news from the Lindley Library
The Lindley Libraries are pleased to announce that descriptive catalogues of archives held by the RHS are being made available online for the first time, via the Archives Hub.
The first collection to be made available is the Papers of William Robinson, horticulturist and publisher, which include letters from Charles Darwin, John Ruskin, Joseph Hooker, Gertrude Jekyll and many other prominent individuals. This archive is located at Vincent Square.
If you would like to see the archive material described in the catalogue, please make an appointment. RHS archives are open to all.
Important news from Lindley Library London
RHS Lindley Library London has introduced an appointment system for access to the London research collections.
View dates when appointments may be booked.