Upper reading room

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 (602kB pdf)

Research Appointments and South Western Railways strikes  – December 2019.
During the strike period we will do our very best to honour our research appointments, but we cannot guarantee that we will have enough staff, day-to-day, to offer an uninterrupted service. We would like thank our visitors and researchers in advance for their patience and understanding. It is very much appreciated.

Garden Library at Gardeners' House in Wisley

Libraries in RHS Gardens

Our library collections are not confined to London, we have essential reading and information for all gardening enthusiasts in our RHS Gardens too.

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