About Mary Gunn Library

Mary Gunn was a clerk in the Department of Agriculture’s Botany Division in 1916. She was assigned the mammoth job of establishing a botanical library in Pretoria. Today, her efforts reflect in this library’s being the most comprehensive botanical library on the continent.

Situated in the National Herbarium at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Ms Gunn’s library was populated by her acquiring gifts, as well as purchasing and exchanging books until she had enough of a variety for the public. To this day, the exchange programme remains one of the chief ways in which Mary Gunn Library gets new books.

The Africana and Rare Antiquarian Book Collection is one of the boasts of this library. Mary Gunn has more than 11 700 books and 1 000 journal titles. These cover botany, global warming, biodiversity, ecology, palaeobotany, and much more.

Need to Know

WhereNational Herbarium, Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Brummeria, Pretoria, Gauteng.

WhenPlease make an appointment if you wish to visit the library.
Library hours Mondays to Fridays from 08h30 to 13h00 and 13h45 to 16h30.

How muchFree

Telephone+27 (0)12 843-5040 or +27 (0)12 843-5042

OvernightStay nearby in Brummeria, in Gauteng

Disclaimer

Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.

Feedback?

Please let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies. Click here to send us feedback if this is your service/activity.

Find Mary Gunn Library in these collections

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options by proximity

* Distances shown are "as the crow flies", not driving distances. Please confirm with the establishment should driving distance be a factor in your decision.

Other things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Accommodation convenient to Mary Gunn Library

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Gauteng Accommodation / Northern Gauteng Accommodation / Pretoria Accommodation / Brummeria Accommodation

Brummeria as a destination

Want to stay overnight?

Dates

When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Brummeria property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
Things To Do

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.