The Humanities Institute is a new division within the Garden’s renowned LuEsther T. Mertz Library and was established to strengthen and formalize the Garden’s academic role among museums, universities, and libraries. The fundamental purpose of the Institute is to form an intellectual community of visiting scholars and graduate fellows whose investigations involve innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape architecture, garden design, urban planning, history of science, art history, cultural anthropology, and environmental studies.

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    12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturdays until September. Also closed Sunday, Monday, and holiday weekends.