Hampshire Gardens Trust Hutton Library

The library has now been renamed the HGT Hutton Library after the late Professor Stan Hutton and his wife, Barbara, who organised the setting up of the library at the University and continued to run it until 2007.

Click here for the Trust’s Library Webpage

Southampton Highfield Campus Garden

Southampton University Highfield Campus

The Trust’s Library is based in the Hartley Library at the University of Southampton. The Library is located in the Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.  Click here for directions.

To use the library

When you first visit the library apply for a minicard by showing your HGT membership card and a piece of personal identification. The minicard gives you access to the library and enables you to borrow books.

Borrowing books

HGT books may now be borrowed except a few which will still be for reference only. There are also books relevant to our research on the open shelves which may also be borrowed. Consult Webcat, typing in the author or title or keyword. If coming from a distance it is advisable to check to see if the book you require is in the library and not out on loan.


Parking is free and available after 5.30 p.m. weekdays, all times at weekends and in vacations. During working hours there is a university car park for visitors at the junction of University Road and Burgess Road, charging £1 per hour. Parking freely is possible in the roads near the university with a maximum stay of 2 hours.

University Calendar

Click here to find on which days the university is likely to be very busy and parking at a premium.

Opening Hours

For opening hours and the Loans Desk hours, please click here. There is a Self-Issue Unit so books can still be borrowed when the Loans Desk is closed.
Please click here for a history of the library and further information on its use.

Caring for Hampshire's gardens and designed landscapes Jermyns House, Jermyns Lane, Ampfield SO51 0QA | Telephone: 01794 367752 | Email: admin@hgt.org.uk Registered Charity No: 289378