The Barnes Foundation’s horticulture library is located in Merion and is home to hundreds of reference books and guides relevant to the Foundation’s living collections and horticultural programs. Particular strengths of the collection include materials on the history of North American, Spanish, Irish, and Italian garden design; identification guides for trees and other woody plants; soil management resources; notes on climate conditions and plant requirements; information about native plants; and books covering the world’s varied regional vegetation.
Access and hours
Materials in the horticulture library circulate to the faculty, staff, and students of the Barnes Foundation, as well as to its docents, garden guides, interns, and volunteers. The library is open to other visitors by appointment.