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.

Lindley Library closure winter 2015/16

The Lindley Library London will close for 11-14 weeks at the end of this year to improve future storage and access. Those familiar with the library will know there are currently few opportunities for us to show off our treasures and make them accessible to a wider audience. This Key Investment Project will result in a public display area and upgraded special collections stores. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Lower Reading Room will close at 5pm on Friday 27 November 2015 and re-open at 10am on Monday 7 March 2016

The Upper Reading Room will close at 5pm on Friday 18 December 2015 and re-open at 10am on Monday 7 March 2016

FAQs - Library Services during closure (pdf 158KB)

Find out more about the current library redevelopment project.

We will be delighted to welcome visitors back to the new improved Lindley Library on Monday 7 March 2016

Contact details

Address: Lindley Library London, 80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE
Tel: 020 7821 3050
Fax: 020 7821 3022

Opening hours: 10am – 5pm Monday-Friday excluding Bank Holidays

View appointment times for the library (215kB pdf)

Research facilities available by appointment

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Photo gallery exclusive for RHS members: artwork from Barbara Regina Dietzsch

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