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.
Tucked inside the Snyder Building, on 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.