Botanical Garden of the Urals Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

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Russian Federation - Sverdlovsk Region - Yekaterinburg

Institution Code: SVER

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Botanical Garden of the Urals Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

The Botanical Garden of the Ural Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences is the biggest regional center in plant acclimatization and cultivation, applied botany, plant taxonomy, forest ecosystems research, plant conservation and nature protection.
The basic directions of activity of the Institute Botanical Garden.
-Developing scientific principles and methods of acclimatisation and cultivation ofornamental, economically useful and endangered plants from all over the world in the Ural Region
-Developing effective methods of plant conservation and preservation of their genepool in the Ural Region, including establishment of a system of specially protected Natural territories (Natural Reserves) for conservation and of rare and endangered species of plants in the Ural Region.
-Developing scientific principles and technologies for use of the biological resources, such as renewable forest resources, providing their steady reproduction.

During recent years research has been carried out on:
- population ecology and population genetics of Pinaceae and Orchidaceae families;
- plant taxonomy;
- biodiversity;
- forest formation;
- conservation of endangered plants on the specific territories, that are under heavy anthropogenic pressure.

Main Address:
Botanical Garden of the Urals Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia, 620144, Yekaterinburg, 8 March street, 202a
Sverdlovsk Region 620144 Russian Federation

Telephone: +7 343 2103859
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Irina V. Petrova
    Curator's Name: Dr. Vladimir A. Lebedev
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 1936
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 50 Hectares
    Latitude: 56.8378
    Longitude: 60.5968
    Altitude: 270.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 10
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:The Botanical Garden occupies the area of 50 ha within urban boundaries. There are following main scientific collections on its territory:
    — Arboretum (10 ha, 550 species representing 98 genera and 33 families of trees and shrubs);
    — Ornamental perennial plants (about 700 taxa);
    — Rare and endangered plants of Urals (about 80 taxa);
    — Greenhouse complex large collection of subtropical, tropical and arid plants (greenhouse complex) — about 2000 species;
    — Aquatic plants (180 taxa)
    — Plant breeding areas with fruit trees and shrubs, ca. (168 taxa);
    — Medicinal and spice plants area (492 taxa);
    — Climbing plants area (80 taxa);
    On the territory of the Botanical Garden there is also a reserve a pine forest, which is approximate 160-170 years old.
    Special Collections: Pináceae (95 taxa), Cupressaceae (120 taxa), Rosaceae (350 taxa), Ericaceae (Rhododendron, 80 taxa), Salicaceae (Salix and Populus, 300 taxa), Ranunculaceae (Clematis, 140 taxa), Paeoniaceae (Paeónia, 60 taxa), Polemoniaceae (Phlox, 180 taxa), Orchidaceae (terrestrial orchids ca.120 spp., primarily Cypripedium spp.)
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes