The Library will be open for regular hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Storytime takes place on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome!

**Please Note: Admissions is required to visit the Library, including the Seed Library.

Women’s Work: The Lee Park Collection

Step into history with this never-before-seen exhibit from the Lee Park Collection, which includes 325 preserved herbarium specimens and 238 botanical watercolor illustrations. This selection also tells the story of and is a tribute to the female laborers, many of them Black, without whom the sanctuary that would not have been possible.

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About the Lora Robins Library

The Lora M. Robins Library is Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s resource for horticulture, botany, botanical art and history, and landscape design. Visit us or search our catalog to unearth thousands of horticultural and botanical resources.

Our children’s library includes hundreds of children’s books, puzzles, and games that inspire a love of learning about the natural world.

Library hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Library Collections

The Lora M. Robins Library collection includes books on the subjects of gardening, horticulture, botany, landscaping, Virginia native plants and much more. The children’s collection (picture books through middle grade) features books that inspire an appreciation for nature, gardening, and the natural sciences.

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Library Programs

Storytime is hosted in the Lora M. Robins Library every Friday and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. After reading two of our favorite books about plants, nature, and everything, there will be a craft activity in the Library that everyone can enjoy.

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Library Resources

Discover how the Library can assist you with horticultural questions and research. Garden members can borrow books for up to eight weeks and the seed library is open to all visitors.

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