Welcome to the Andersen Horticultural Library

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Andersen Horticultural Library is a unique and inviting destination for gardeners and readers alike.  A reading and reference library specializing in horticulture, plant sciences and natural history.  It is the largest horticultural research library in the Upper Midwest. Its rich collections serve as not only an educational resource for researchers, but are also open to anyone interested in plants, gardening, botanical art, landscape design, garden history, horticulture, floral design, and the natural history of Minnesota.

Bay windows in Andersen Horticultural LibraryTucked within the grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a visit to the Library is an experience all its own.  The high ceilings, large bay windows, and wood paneled walls of Minnesota architect Edwin Lundie's design provide a fitting surrounding for the custom-built furnishings of renowned American woodworker George Nakashima—making it an inviting and comfortable retreat for reading, reflection, and research.

Search for cataloged books, journals, and records from the Andersen Horticultural Library.
Search selected digitized photographs, media, and collections from the Andersen Horticultural Library.


Special events:

Saturday, May 18, 3:00-6:30pm (Reedy Gallery & MacMillan Auditorium)
Opening reception for the exhibition Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, The Third ASBA/New York Botanical Garden Triennial
​On this Worldwide Day of Botanical Art, attend gallery tours, art demos, and a talk by Carol Woodin on the establishment of the WBDA.