Upper Reading Room with exhibition on displayThe 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.

Open on two floors

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 (465kB pdf) if you would like to work in the Research Room.

Annual summer closure 2017: The Lindley Library will be closed between 21 August and 1 September for stocktaking.

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Contact details

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 
Email: library.london@rhs.org.uk

Opening hours: Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays) 10am to 5pm. Answerphone available outside these hours.


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