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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 to modern titles on botanical art, the history of horticulture and practical gardening.
It also holds the Botanical Art collection of the RHS, the archives of the RHS and the personal archives of notable gardeners and garden designers.
The Upper Reading Room allows open access to our lending library and free public exhibition area. See our exhibitions & events.
The Research Room is open by advanced appointment to provide access to our reference and heritage collections. See our appointment calendar for open days.
Lindley Library is closed from 5pm on Friday 5 August – reopening at 10am on Monday 19 August.
There is step-free access into the RHS building via a ramped entrance, and into both our Upper Reading Room and Research Room by means of staff-operated lifts.
The Upper Reading Room may also be accessed by three steps with a handrail for support. The Research Room is located downstairs.
Please advise us on your arrival if you require any assistance with access.
Contact the enquiry team at the Lindley Library with library enquiries, including book reservations and renewals.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays) 10am to 5pm. Answerphone available outside these hours.
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Find out what’s going on at our libraries from fascinating talks to world renowned botanical art exhibitions.
If you are interested in exhibiting art or photography at an RHS Show, please see our shows and events section
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