Rare books collection

The John Innes Centre holds an impressive library of books dating from 1511.

Our rare books collection represents an important resource covering natural science, horticulture and botanical art across 500 years.

Subjects include;

  • Plant anatomy
  • Medical botany
  • Plant pathology
  • Ornamental plants
  • Horticulture
  • Gardening
  • Plant breeding
  • Agriculture

Included is a fine collection of floras with illustrations of the native plants of Britain and Europe, and of rare and exotic plants discovered around the world.

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