The Lindley Library (Royal Horticultural Society)
The Lindley Library
Royal Horticultural Society
80 Vincent Square
020 7821 3050
020 7828 3022
Lindley Library London is now open, and we are delighted to welcome back our readers.
Some modern research material has been relocated to the upper reading room to support students. A lending service is available to RHS Members and RHS Staff.
Heritage collections of garden history, art, photographs and archives may be consulted by prior appointment only.
Modern collections of books and journals are open to the public 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
The collection in London comprises over 50,000 books, ranging in date from 1514 to the present, over 300 current periodicals, as well as many older runs of periodicals, 22,000 botanical drawings, the country's largest collection of horticultural trade catalogues, and the Society's archives. Members may borrow books from the Library, by post as well as in person.
Agriculture, Fine Art, Natural Sciences
Key artists and exhibits
- William Hooker
- Nellie Roberts
- Claude Aubriet
- Georg Dionysius Ehret
- Lilian Snelling
- Anna Paoletto
- Kate Nessler
- Graham Stuart Thomas