Lawrence Newcomb Library
New England Wild Flower Society's Lawrence Newcomb Library is open to the public for reference, but only New England Wild Flower Society members may borrow books. There are currently about 4,800 books in the Library.
New England Wild Flower Society's Lawrence Newcomb Library is located on the lower level of the Education Building at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, Massachusetts.
State-of-the-art computer terminals offer access to additional references online.
The library is staffed by volunteers on Wednesdays. On other days, the library is self service. Members may check out books for one month, but the loan period may be extended by arrangement.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for members only
Information: 508/877-7630. firstname.lastname@example.org
The specialized collection of thousands books in the fields of botany, plant ecology, conservation, natural history and related horticultural subjects includes wildflower or native plant field guides for many parts of the USA, Canada, and certain foreign countries. There are numerous reference books and popular works on starting or improving a native plant garden. Information can be found about wetlands plants, rare and endangered plants, edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, even weeds. The newsletters and journals of most of the other native plant societies in the country are available in collections dating back many years. New works are frequently added.
For a list of recently accessioned books, click here.