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Our beautiful library in London specialises in botanical art and garden history
The library holds unique collections of early printed books on gardening, botanical art and photographs. It also holds the archives of the RHS and personal archives of notable gardeners and garden designers.
The Upper Reading Room has been refurbished to create an open access lending library and a brand new exhibition area.
The Research Room has also been refurbished to provide better accommodation for our heritage collections. See our Appointments calendar (346kB pdf) if you would like to work in the Research Room.
The Upper Reading Room has restricted disabled access - temporarily - due to a technical problem with the lift and can only be accessed via three steps. The Research Room still has step free access.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we are working to resolve this issue as quickly as we can.
Contact the enquiry team at the Lindley Library with library enquiries, including book reservations and renewals.
Address: RHS Lindley Library, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE
Tel: 020 7821 3050
Opening hours: Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays) 10am to 5pm. Answerphone available outside these hours.
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