Upper reading room

Covid-19 information:
RHS Libraries at Vincent Square, RHS Garden Wisley and RHS Garden Harlow Carr, and the Reading Rooms at RHS Garden Hyde Hall and RHS Garden Rosemoor are closed until further notice.

Current library loans will be automatically renewed until our services re-open.  

A very limited enquiry service is available, please contact us using our email address: library@rhs.org.uk

We have limited access to our resources, so responses will take longer than usual and we thank you for your patience.

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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