Thanks to the support of donors and the work of a dedicated team of volunteers, we are building up a specialist library and a well documented archive to support the Garden’s vision of conservation, education and inspiration.

Part of this is a specialist collection of mycological books. This is mainly made up of


  • Stanley J Hughes collection – over 10,000 books and reprints donated from the personal collection of the world-renowned taxonomic mycologist. We have begun to digitize key works from this collection for the Cyberliber electronic library of mycology.






If you would like to use the library or archive, please contact us on in advance -  we are currently open 2 or 3 days a week.