News From the Stacks

From the Stacks: Brookes Books Bonanza

From the Stacks: Brookes Books Bonanza

As I hope you've heard, this month TBG is hosting one of the world’s leading and most influential garden designers for a special series of workshops and lectures. We're very excited that John...

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From the Stacks: Library Updates

From the Stacks: Library Updates

“A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.” – Henri-Frédéric Amiel I can’t say for sure, but I’m willing to bet that Sir...

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From the Stacks: New Library Titles

From the Stacks: New Library Titles

Thanks to the support and hard work of six new volunteer library cataloguers, many new books are making their way onto our shelves, and subsequently into your hands. Below is a list of some of the...

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From the Stacks: Top 10 reasons to visit the Library this summer

From the Stacks: Top 10 reasons to visit the Library this summer

We’re getting into the thick of summer. It’s super hot, humid and there’s been more rain than we might like, but overall, it’s pretty marvelous. On those muggy or wet days in the garden, the...

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From the Stacks: Summer Art Gallery Exhibition

From the Stacks: Summer Art Gallery Exhibition

This summer, the TBG Art Gallery, located in the Weston Family Library, will feature works focusing on plants and nature expressed through textile arts. On the heels of the popular HortiCULTURE Salon...

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From the Stacks: Identifying plant diseases and pests

From the Stacks: Identifying plant diseases and pests

“… have you ever wondered how insects and plants relate to one another? In some ways they are partners; in other ways they are enemies.” D.H. Patent, Plants and Insects Together, 1976. One...

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From the Stacks: A Cataloguing “flash mob” party at the Weston Family Library!

From the Stacks: A Cataloguing “flash mob” party at the Weston Family Library!

In the past decade, a popular and growing phenomenon has been the proliferation of flash mobs across the world. A “flash mob” has been defined as “a group of people mobilized by social media...

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From the Stacks: Volunteer wins prestigious Longwood Gardens internship

From the Stacks: Volunteer wins prestigious Longwood Gardens internship

In 2012 the TBG ran its first Summer Reading Club for Kids in the Weston Family Library. The Club owed much of its success to the hard work of Mark Stewart, a graduate student at McGill...

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From the Stacks: Exploring Indoor Plants

From the Stacks: Exploring Indoor Plants

“The conditions with which living plants have to contend when brought into our ordinary living rooms are trying indeed.” – Parker T. Barnes, House plants and how to grow them, 1915. I...

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From the Stacks: The Reviews Are In!

From the Stacks: The Reviews Are In!

Below are a handful of new titles now available in the Weston Family Library, each accompanied by a review from long-time library volunteer Madge Bruce. Thomas E. Cooper, Ed. The roots of my...

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