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.
- British Lichen Society’s library has over 300 books and 8,500 reprints overseen by its honorary librarian, Ray Woods.