Our outstanding botanical art collection represents the entire modern period of botanical scientific discovery, with works dating back to 1475.

The Library's botany collection is one of the largest in the country, and includes notable works from Sydney Parkinson (1744-1771) and Ferdinand and Franz Bauer (1760-1826 and 1758-1840).

The literature covers:

  • Floras
  • Plant taxonomy
  • Economic botany
  • Botanical art
  • History
  • Biographies for flowering and non-flowering plants