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Garden books in the Special Collections of the Barr Smith Library

Although the Barr Smith Library has not deliberately collected works on gardening or garden history, a surprising wealth of material has accumulated from the bequests of major donors such as Sir Samuel Way and Mrs Christine Macgregor. We have also collected works on plant and garden history to support teaching and research in architecture, landscape design, botany, history and literature. In the pages that follow, we highlight a small number of such treasures.

Agaricus Velutipes
Ancient gardens
Mediaeval gardens
Early herbals
Early gardening guides and florilegiums
Landscape architecture
Special presses
Australia and New Zealand
University Library

Barr Smith Library
South Australia 5005


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