Cherokee Garden Library

Over 30,000 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.

Open to the public, free of charge, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM . Curatorial tours of the collection are by appointment. Contact Director Staci Catron at 404.814.4046 or via email

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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To celebrate the Cherokee Garden Library's 40th anniversary, the Garden Library hosts gardening superstar, Ken Druse.

Ken Druse’s 2012 hit is Natural Companions: The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations. In Natural Companions, Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Natural Companions features more than one hundred special botanical images of amazing depth and color. This is a book all garden lovers must have.

Cherokee Garden Library operations, programs, as well as collection expansion and conservation, are funded by individual contributions and grants. 

Every gift, large or small, helps us continue to offer resources and programs enjoyed by gardeners, historians, landscape architects, ecologists, writers, students, and nature lovers.

The future of the premiere garden library in the South is ensured with a substantial endowment. Income from the endowment will provide for the continuation of professional leadership, acquisitions, conservation, and public programming. 

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.