Library Resources


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 librarian is available to provide research assistance and answer questions about the Library.

Hort Helpline

Do you have a gardening question? The Hort Helpline will answer your questions, or connect you with an expert who can provide further assistance.

Library staff and volunteers respond 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.

Library hours:

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Contact us:

804-262-9887 x240

[email protected]