Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Seattle, WA

This is a fun place to visit if you like plants.  No, more than fun.  It’s like discovering the Holy Grail or the lost city of Z.  Combining two things that I love (books and plants)  creates an adventure for me.  With over 15,000 books in the collection, there are endless discoveries waiting to be made.  Topics range from plant species, gardening, design, natives, Pacific Northwest natural history, botany and horticulture.  Instead of the usual condensed garden section at the local library, this selection branches out and extends into all kinds of interesting fields of study.  The periodical section is an example.  It has over 250 subscriptions to gardening magazines science journals and society newsletters such as; Gardening Australia, Of Bugs and Blight, a Pest Management Newsletter,  Seattle Tilth, Northwest Fuchsia Society, Garden Design, Hosta Journal, California Horticultural Journal, Bellevue Botanical Society Newsletter, and the list goes on and on.  The books are available on loan to any Washington State resident with ID, only three at time, so choose carefully.  The website is filled to brimming with resources.  http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml It has booklists, recommended links, sources for plants, tools for students and researchers, and the invaluable gardening answers knowledgebase.  These are thousands of answers to queries over the years to their Plant Answer Line.  Type in the word rhododendron and see relevant information about  rhodies in the Pacific Northwest.  The library also hosts garden tours, plant sales, story time and art exhibits.  And so much more!  Discover for yourself this local treasure and visit the Miller Library soon!

3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98195 | (206) 543 0415 | Open Monday 4-8; Tuesday – Friday 9-5; Saturday 9-3

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