Cherokee Garden Library

Over 28,000 books, photographs, manuscripts, seed catalogs, and landscape drawings are included in the Cherokee Garden Library collection. These rare and valuable resources tell the story of American horticulture and botanical history in the Southeastern United States and areas of influence throughout America, Europe, and Asia.

The collection is accessible to anyone interested in exploring gardening, landscape design, garden history, floral design, botanical art, cultural landscapes, natural landscapes, and plant ecology.

While the collection is a focal point, the Garden Library also attracts a community of people who enjoy the year-round calendar of lectures, exhibitions, tours, and collaborations with partner agencies.

 

  

©Lizzie Sanders Tradescantia virginiana (Spiderwort)

 

Learn and Be Inspired by our lectures, tours, and exhibitions.
Explore the Collection

Open to the public, free of charge, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

Help Preserve Rare Books through the Adopt-A-Book program.
Donate Materials to the Collection

Find out what kinds of books and materials are needed in our collection.

Learn about Historic Gardens of Georgia

Review garden surveys conducted through the Georgia Historic Landscape Initiative (GHLI) - a collaboration with the Garden Club of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the National Park Service.