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March 23-27, 2015
Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is an open access digital library for natural history literature and archives. Operating as a consortium of natural history, botanical, and research institutions around the world, BHL collections include 45+ million pages of biodiversity literature spanning the past five centuries.
“Garden Stories” is a week long social media event for garden lovers. The campaign will explore the fascinating world of gardening, from the rise of agriculture to the home garden and the mail order gardening phenomenon. Content for the campaign will include gardening tips, history, and plant factoids, using the over 13,000 seed and nursery catalogs in BHL to help tell these stories and provide this information. Content will be published via the BHL Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Pinterest, with additional posts through the Smithsonian Libraries’ Tumblr. All content will be tagged with #BHLinbloom.
Biodiversity Heritage Library also hosts a number of Historic Arnold Arboretum Publications, including works by Charles Sargent, Alfred Rehder, and Ernest Henry Wilson.
The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library also holds a number of historic nursery catalogs in our Reading Room [Call number: Rg], including Conrad Loddiges & Sons, Veitch Nurseries, and Yokohama Nursery Company.