The Discovery Fund Rare Book Room includes an exceptional collection of books and limited-edition items, some of which were published over 200 years ago and are fragile, scarce, or valuable. Many of the volumes from the 16th and 17th centuries represent an era of the unfolding of botany and horticulture and include medieval arts and crafts of medicine and agriculture, classic herbals, Materia Medica, and specialized books on the art of perfumery. The great explorers and their voyages and expeditions were of this period and the Rare Book Room includes many volumes on these subjects.
We respectfully acknowledge that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located on traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. We honor the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of all Indigenous Peoples who were sustained by these lands and give thanks to them. We are grateful that these lands continue to provide enrichment for many people today. [More…]