The Mertz Library, a repository of botanical and horticultural literature, houses a treasury of published and archival documents that trace the development of botany and horticulture from the 12th century to the present day. Drawing from this collection, the exhibition highlights some rarely seen items, 80 percent of which have never before been exhibited.
Take the Metro-North Harlem local line to Botanical Garden Station. Walk across Kazimiroff Blvd. to the garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. By Subway: B, D, 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd. Station. From the station exit, take the Bx 26 bus east to the garden's Mosholu Gate entrance; or walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Blvd. to the end (approximately 20 minutes). Turn left onto Kazimiroff Blvd. and walk one block to Mosholu Gate entrance.