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Browse Our Collection Of Botanical Resources

Desert Botanical Garden Schilling Library features more than 9,000 books and 500 journal titles, focusing on native plants of our desert region.

Hours: Monday – Friday, noon – 4 p.m.

DBG Schilling Library General Collections

General Collections

This collection is available for in-house use only. Topics include:

 

  • Desert gardening, landscaping and sustainable practices
  • Rare and endangered plants
  • Desert natural history, ecology and wildlife
  • Plant evolution and taxonomy
  • Ethnobotany (people’s uses of and relationship with plants)
  • Medicinal plants
  • Botanical illustration

Special Collections

Browse rare books, historical materials and botanical prints. Available by appointment with a librarian.

Our outstanding collection of rare books and botanical art prints date from the 16th through the 19th  centuries and reveal the early history of plant discovery.

Archived collections include the research materials of noted botanists Lyman Benson and Edward F. Anderson, as well as historic papers and photographs of the Garden.

DBG Schilling Library Special Collections

Researching a topic?

Please contact librarian Beth Brand via phone at 480.481.8133 or email at library@dbg.org to see if we have what you need.

Schilling Library is dedicated to Carol & Randy Schilling in appreciation of their generous gifts to the Garden’s endowment.

Proud member of:

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries
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