The collection of approximately 25,000 titles includes subjects such as:

  • Gardening, horticulture, botany, agriculture and ;landscaping
  • Colorado native plants and world flora
  • Botanical art and illustration;
  • Medical botany, ethnobotany, plant pests and diseases and plant lore
  • A large selection of children’s books, fiction, DVDs and videos

Visitors are encouraged to peruse the shelves, research within the Helen Fowler Library and ask questions of Library staff and volunteers during open hours. Access our online catalog to search for materials by subject, title, author or keyword.

Librarians are available to provide research assistance and answer questions about the Library.

Library Events

Our events delve into literature related to the land and to nature, focusing on topics that may range from environmental issues to the culture of food and drink, from the American Dust Bowl to the cinnamon trees of Southeast Asia.

Literature of the Land Book Club - Join us for the spring 2017 session. We’ll read three books over three months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. This spring we’ll explore the way we see the natural world – in memoir, essays, and biography – and how it influences our views on art, nature, and environmentalism.

  • April 19 - We’ll focus on renowned writer Mary Oliver and her lovely new collection of essays in "Upstream."
  • May 17 - We’ll wrap up with Hope Jahren’s "Lab Girl," a fun memoir detailing a modern scientist studying trees, flowers, seeds and soil.

Register here for a book club session. Email library@botanicgardens.org with questions.