All RHS Gardens closed due to coronavirus - Sunday 22 March, read more

Upper reading room

COVID-19: Following the Government update on 16 March 2020, RHS Libraries at Vincent Square, RHS Garden Wisley and RHS Garden Harlow Carr will close from 18 March.

Current library loans have been automatically renewed until 30th June. 

Library staff are working from home, can answer emails and offer a limited enquiry service. Please contact us using our email address: library@rhs.org.uk

Further information on our services will be posted as it becomes available.


The RHS Libraries are open to all, and are located in London and at RHS Gardens Wisley and Harlow Carr. We also have smaller Reading Rooms at RHS Gardens Hyde Hall and Rosemoor.

Lindley Library

The London library is based in our headquarters at Vincent Square, where we have a world-class collection of horticultural books, journals and botanical art. Our appointment times can be found below:

Appointments calendar (584kB pdf)


Libraries in RHS Gardens

Garden Library at Gardeners' House in WisleyOur library collections are not confined to London, we have essential reading and information for all gardening enthusiasts in our RHS Gardens too.

Find out about our other libraries below


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