Education Building
The Garden at Elm Bank
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482


The Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library is a prestigious research library located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Founded in 1829, it is one of the oldest horticultural societies in the United States and has a long and distinguished history of promoting the art, science, and practice of horticulture.

The library is home to an extensive collection of horticultural literature, with over 20,000 volumes, including rare and antique books, journals, and manuscripts. It is a treasure trove of information for horticulturists, landscape designers, and botanists, and is considered to be one of the best horticultural libraries in the country.

The library's collections cover a broad range of topics, including botany, garden design, horticulture, landscape architecture, and natural history. The rare book collection is particularly noteworthy, with many titles dating back to the 16th century. The library also holds an extensive collection of photographs, prints, and drawings, as well as a large collection of seed catalogs and nursery catalogs.

In addition to its collections, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library offers a range of programs and services, including lectures, workshops, and exhibitions. It is also home to the Archives of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, which contains records and materials related to the society's history and activities.

The library is open to the public, and researchers and scholars from all over the world come to study its collections. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history and practice of horticulture, and a visit to the library is a must for anyone with a passion for gardening or botany.

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Contact: For more information call 617-933-4912

Hours: Open by appointment.


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