The Terence S. Tarr Botanical and Horticulture Library
Located at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s administrative office at Museum Hill, the Terence S. Tarr Botanical and Horticulture Library features nearly 2,000 books on plants, botany, gardening, botanical history, regional flora, and landscaping. The shelves are stocked with illustrated references on specific plant varieties, landscape design and conservation. Books are available for research, browsing, reading, and creative inspiration; borrowing privileges are reserved for SFBG members only.
Hours & Location
Please call (505) 471-9103 to be sure the Library is available.
Santa Fe Botanical Garden Administrative Office
Stewart L. Udall Building, Museum Hill
725 Camino Lejo, Ste E
Santa Fe, NM 87505
About Terence S. Tarr
Terence became involved with Santa Fe Botanical Garden very soon after moving to Santa Fe in 1991 and was its first librarian and archivist. Read more >
Search Our Collection
The SFBG Library collection is available for browsing through the online database at LibraryThing.com (www.librarything.com/catalog/SFBG):
Search “drought tolerant” and find titles such as:
“Dry-land gardening : a xeriscaping guide for dry-summer, cold-winter climates”
“Waterwise landscaping with trees, shrubs & vines : a xeriscape guide for the Rocky Mountain region, California & the desert Southwest”
Search “penstemon” and learn about some of our native flora:
“Penstemons : the beautiful beardtongues of New Mexico”
“The gardener’s guide to growing penstemons”
Read our article “Gardening By The Book” for a great selection of top reviewed books.
Donate to the Collection
At this time, we are no longer accepting books to the collection. For more information, please call (505) 471-9103.