Library Basics


The Lora M. Robins Library is located in the Education and Library Complex. The library is open to members and to the public with garden admission. All visitors should enter the garden through the Robins Visitor Center.

Library Reading room Garden  fireplace

Library Hours

Monday - Friday -- 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday & Sunday -- 1 PM to 4 PM
Closed on Christmas Day and other

days as posted.

Circulation Policy

Books and videos circulate to garden members for a period of three weeks. Reference books, rare books, plant and seed catalogs and journals do not circulate. Books may be renewed by calling 804-262-9887 x240, or emailing


All photocopies are made by library staff for a modest fee. Folios, items of large size or unusual shape, rare books and volumes that contain fragile paper will not be photocopied.

Reference Questions

Questions may be submitted to the librarian and volunteer staff by phone, email or regular mail. See contact information.

Gift Policy

The library accepts gifts of new or gently used books and magazines on gardening subjects. Please contact the librarian for complete gift policy information.


Library Contact Information

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave.
Richmond VA 23228

Phone: 804-262-9887 x240

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