Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Covid-19 Update

UW Botanic Gardens grounds are open to visitors. However, all buildings are closed.

The Library is closed to in-person patrons until further notice. We will continue to answer reference questions via email or the online form. Email is preferred for questions involving plant identification.

The Library book drop has reopened, so you may return your borrowed materials any time. We are now offering contactless pickup of holds on Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. In order to place holds, you will need to return all borrowed items. Learn how to borrow books and schedule a pickup.

Sorry, we cannot accept book and magazine donations until further notice.

UW Botanic Gardens continues to follow all advice and directives set forth by the University of Washington, which are detailed at length on the UW Novel Coronavirus Information Page.

Top Resources

Visit Us

Open to everyone. Open hours.
Address: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA, 98105
Location: Center for Urban Horticulture. CUH Map.

Contact Us

Your Library Account  Email: hortlib@uw.edu
Plant Answer Line: 206-897-5268  General Questions: 206-543-0415

Featuring Garden of Pride Recommended Books

The surprising life of Constance Spry /
Chlorophyll in his veins :
Derek Jarman's garden /
Into the garden with Charles :
Virginia Woolf's garden :
Lewisias /
Modern nature :
Hidden nature :
Smiling in slow motion /
Chasing Eden :
Rhapsody in green :
Both :
James Rose :
Cedric Morris :
Windcliff :
Our life in gardens /
Radical gardening :

The Miller Library staff celebrates Pride Month with a collection of our best resources by and about LGBTQ gardeners and plantspeople. Throughout the month of June, watch for Facebook posts highlighting our favorite titles. Borrowers can also place holds on specific items from the catalog list, and view the covers using the shelf browse tool.

Monthly Email Newsletters

Leaflet has book reviews, events, and new books. Sign up.

June 2021: The Garden Jungle reviewed by Tracy Mehlin.

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June 2021: New Woman Ecologies reviewed by Priscilla Grundy.

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