The librarian is available to answer your questions and provide research assistance in person, over the phone, and via email.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden members may check out books or DVDs for a four-week period, plus an additional renewal if needed. Magazines, journals, reference works and special collections materials are accessible in the library only.
The Lora Robins Library offers a Seed Library: a circulating collection of seeds that people can borrow, plant, harvest, save, and—if all goes according to plan—return to the library for others to borrow.
Do you have a gardening question? The Hort Helpline responds to phone, email and in-person requests. Routine questions about pruning, growing conditions and propagation are often answered the same day. Some complex questions and plant identifications may require more time.
Those requesting plant identification assistance can email photographs to [email protected]. Live specimens should be brought to the Library in a sealed plastic bag containing complete contact information for the requester. Please do not bring diseased plant material to the garden. For all pest and disease questions please contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.
Think of Library Guides as launching pads in your journey to learn more about a new topic. Discover books, DVDs, and web resources for adults and young readers about the following topics:
From reading parties to seed swaps to storytime, we've got an event for you!