Helen Fowler Library

The Helen Fowler Library holds a significant collection of botanical and horticultural materials about the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world. General collection, rare books, archival and historical collections, subjects will be of interest to visitors of all ages, the academic researcher and general gardener.

About the Library

Library Collections

Library Services

Library Programs & Events

Library Links


Is the library closed?

Only temporarily! We will reopen in mid 2020 in the new Freyer – Newman Center.

How can I get library assistance?

During the closure, librarians will continue to be available to answer your questions via telephone or email. Call 720-865-3570 or email library@botanicgardens.org

Where did all of your books go?

The library collections are safely stored offsite in a climate controlled secure library storage facility.

Where do I return library books?

Please return books to a librarian in our temporary location in the El Pomar room in Boettcher Memorial Center.

Can I donate books to the Library?

During this transition, we will not have space to store book donations. Visit us again in 2020 or visit your local public library to make a donation.

Will the library be gaining more space?

Yes, both behind-the-scenes spaces and public spaces will grow. To see for yourself, here’s more information about the Freyer – Newman Center.

Is Gardening Help still available?

Yes! Colorado Master Gardeners will be happy to help you throughout the year.

How do I sign up for your eBooks?

Librarians can set up an account for members. Email library@botanicgardens.org with your name and member number, and we’ll write back with more information.

What can I do to help the Library?

The biggest help we currently need is getting books returned. We want to open in 2020 with all of them! The second best way to help is to stay in touch. We’ll send periodic updates if you sign up for our e-newsletter.

Can I volunteer while the library is closed?

Contact the Volunteer Services Department for current volunteering opportunities. Email vol@botanicgardens.org or call 720-­865-­3609.

Library Hours:

  • The Helen Fowler Library is closed to the public and will reopen in 2020 in the new Freyer – Newman Center
  • Contact us for eBook registration or general questions by phone at 720-865-3570 or email library@botanicgardens.org

Closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Denver Botanic Gardens
Freyer – Newman Center
1085 York Street
Denver, CO 80206

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