Tour: RHS Lindley Library Collections

Demonstration / Talk / Lecture

RHS Lindley Library

RHS Lindley Library


80 Vincent Square


RHS Lindley Library, London


  • Member

    Free admission

  • Non-member

    Free admission

  • Free admission
    Places are limited - please call the library on 020 7821 3050 or email to reserve a place.


  • Tour running time

    11am and 2pm

  • Subject

    Demonstration / Talk / Lecture

  • Topic

    Garden History

Covering more than 500 years of gardening history, RHS Libraries collections include historical and contemporary books on gardening, botanical artworks, photographs and the personal archives of a number of notable gardeners and garden designers. Our collections provide comprehensive information on plant introductions, horticultural developments and the impact of gardening on people’s lives throughout the centuries.

The main collections, including the rare books and original art collections, are held at the RHS Lindley Library in London. This tour will include a curator’s introduction to the exhibition ‘Handle with Care’ and the opportunity to go behind the scenes to view a selection of items from the library collections.

Image: Kreutterbuch, 1586, Pietro Andrea Gregorio Mattioli © RHS Library Collections

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.