The Victory Horticultural Library - A Portal for Historical Research

Welcome!  This site is intended as a tool to foster the sharing of information pertaining to historical horticulture and to promote the preservation of significant commercially released and family heirloom cultivars.

June 7, 2021 Update - This site has been a "back-burner" project of mine for nearly twenty-five years. Although the work and information is very important, the demands of day-to-day responsibilities, combined with a lack of additional support, prevent me from developing it into the premier site I had envisioned. That said, I do periodically work on the site, am trying to keep the library holdings databases up-to-date, and I still dream of working on the library facilities. Please check back from time to time!

STOP . . . Don't throw out those old catalogs!  Along with sending in a little financial support, another way that you can actively help, both this library as well as the seed variety preservation work of Dunton Family Farms, is to donate those old horticulture related books, bulletins, magazines and of course, seed catalogs. We have a very limited budget for acquisitions so donations are greatly appreciated.

~Mike Dunton

"Sharing information is the first step towards building community".

  Public Resources  
 

The Seedsman Hall of Fame

Honoring individuals who have had an impact on the history of horticultural.

  Seed Company Histories

A growing collection of the histories of seed companies.

  Tool & Equipment Information

Information and ideas from practical experience.

 
  Seed Production & Breeding Informational Links   Seed Science & Testing Informational Links   Seed Storage Informational Links  
     

The Historical Horticulture Library

Providing reference materials for the serious plant historian and researcher.

     

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