Botanical Garden of Irkutsk State University

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Russian Federation - Irkutsk oblast - Irkutsk

Institution Code: BAIKL

BGCI Member: No

About the Botanical Garden of Irkutsk State University

Mission:'To protect and enrich the flora of the Lake Baikal area and the world through public education, collection, propagation, research, and conservation of plants'.
The Botanic Garden of the Irkutsk State University (BGISU) occupies 30 hectares within Irkutsk city, 70 kilometers west of Lake Baikal. The BGISU is the only botanical garden in the Irkutsk region and in the Baikalian Siberia included in International Directory of Botanical Gardens. It is categorized by law as a strictly protected natural territory within the capital of Irkutsk Oblast. As a living museum the BGISU serves as an educational tool for students and general public.

Main Address:
Botanical Garden of Irkutsk State University
Koltsova Street, bldg. 93
Irkutsk oblast 664039 Russian Federation

Telephone: 7(3952)-413476
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr.Sizykh, Svetlana
    Curator's Name: Snejana Kalinovich
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Sergey Kaluzniy
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1941
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 6 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 30 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.2666
    Longitude: 104.3333
    Annual Rainfall: 420 mm
    Altitude: 468.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1200 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 令蜞龛麇耜栝 襦� 瑞牦蝰觐泐 泐耋溧瘃蜮屙眍泐 箜桠屦耔蝈蜞
  • Local Address: 令蜞龛麇耜栝 襦� 瑞牦蝰觐泐 泐耋龛忮瘃栩弪郳r 箅桷� 暑朦鲱忄, 漕� 93, �/� 1457 瑞牦蝰�, 664039, 蓄耨��
  • Locality: City: 瑞牦蝰�
  • Locality: State: 瑞牦蝰赅� 吾豚耱�

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 6
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 12
    Number of Volunteers: 12

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 4800
  • Special Collections:About 350 taxa of hardy woody species from Central Siberia, Russian Far East, Northern America including Acer, Rhododendron, Berberis, Lonicera, Euonymus, Caragana, Syringa, Clematis, Cerasus, Crataegus, Rosa, Spiraea, Populus, Tilia. Medicinal plants. Tropical and subtropical plants collection.
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes