Electronic Resources

A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.  This collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Library Resources

Reference Collection

A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (REF 635.903 American)
The American Horticultural Society's encyclopedia describing more than 15,000 plants.  Includes photographs. 

Circulating Collection

We have books on a variety of gardening topics, under the call number 635.  Ask a Reference Librarian if you would like assistance finding a book on gardening.  Here are a few suggestions:

This book has sections on gardening tools, composting, plant care, seeds, vegetables, herbs, fruit and berries, flowers, landscaping, attracting birds and butterflies, and more.  Includes organic gardening strategies.  

Presents a dollar-wise approach to flower and vegetable gardening activities.

Offers general information on planning a garden and purchasing necessary plants and equipment. Describes approximately 300 specific plants and how to grow them, with chapters on annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, fruits, bulbs, roses, lawns and ground covers, vines, shrubs, trees, wildflowers, and houseplants.

Covers flower and vegetable heirloom gardening. This book is suitable for the notice and expert gardener.  

Describes essential gardening for the busy person.

Illustrated book that offers 41 versatile projects to create great garden spaces anywhere.  For beginners or experts.
Companion to the popular t.v.series.  Offers landscaping advice.

Magazine Subscriptions

*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.*  Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

Fine Gardening (Bi-monthly) 

Organic Gardening (Bi-monthly) 

Horticulture (Bi-monthly)

Web Resources

Maynard Community Gardeners 
Established in 1995 as an organization "devoted to town beautification, meeting and working with other gardeners in Maynard, Massachusetts and the surrounding towns, and promoting a love of gardening in general."  Annual membership dues. 

Maynard Public Open Space and Trails Map
Maynard has 8 open spaces with woods, parks, and gardens. This printable PDF map gives a description of each one and where to find them in town.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society  
Established in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is "dedicated to the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment."  Located in Wellesley, MA, this organization offers educational programs (with a fee) for adults and children.

National Gardening Association 
For more than 35 years, the National Gardening Association (NGA) has been working to "promote home, school, and community gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connections between people, plants, and the environment."  This site offers gardening articles, a plant finder tool, how-to videos, and more.  

New England Wildflower Society 
The mission of the New England Wild Flower Society is to "conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes."  This organization owns and operates the Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA and a number of other sanctuaries throughout New England. It also offers classes to members and non-members for a fee.