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.
Valerie Joynt is the Honorary Librarian and looks after the collection of books we have at the library. Valerie is always looking for suggestions from members and is keen to hear from anyone who has read a good book which covers our subject range i.e. designers, botanists, plant hunters, conservation and restoration of gardens and landscapes, public parks, general garden history and specific gardens anywhere which have historical significance. Preference is given to books of a historical or scholarly content and particular preference goes to books about gardens and landscapes in Hampshire or books written by HGT members.
If you are willing to share your own thoughts with the HGT, please feel free to write your own review and email to the HGT office firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it in the Book Review section of our website.
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Southampton University Highfield Campus
The Trust’s Library is based in the Hartley Library at the University of Southampton.
The HGT Hutton Library is part of Special Collections on level 4 of the Hartley Library. It is open to all to use.
The books are shelved in the Special Collections open access area and can be used whenever the Library is open.
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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.
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.
Please click here for a history of the library and further information on its use
by Andrea Wulf
Heinemann 2008, 246 pages. Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2009. Winner of the American Horticultural Society 2010 Book Award. Reviewed by Janet Hurrell.