South-Ural Botanical Garden-Institute – Subdivision of the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russia

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Russian Federation - Republic of Bashkortostan - Ufa

Institution Code: UFA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the South-Ural Botanical Garden-Institute – Subdivision of the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russia

South-Ural Botanical Garden-Institute is a separate structural division of the Federal State Budget Scientific Institution of the Ufa Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences - a state academic scientific institution conducting fundamental and applied research works in the field of botany, plant introduction, as well as genetics, breeding and biotechnology in order to preserve plant biodiversity. One of the main tasks of the Botanical Garden is also scientific and educational activities. The most important areas of research include the development of scientific foundations for the introduction and acclimatization of plants in the Ural and Bashkortostan; Conservation and study of the gene pool of natural and cultural flora based on living collections; Study, protection and reproduction of rare and endangered plant species; Selection of sustainable varieties of ornamental crops; Analysis of population-genetic structure and microevolution of forest tree species; Substantiation of ways of breeding improvement of forest tree plants on a population basis; Development of methods of vegetative reproduction and technologies of clonal micro-expansion of rare and household-valuable plants. On the territory of the Botanical Garden there are 4,736 species and varieties of plants.

Main Address:
South-Ural Botanical Garden-Institute – Subdivision of the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russia
195-3, Mendeleeva Street
195-3, Mendeleeva Street
Republic of Bashkortostan 450080 Russian Federation

Telephone: 8 (347) 286-12-55
Fax: 8 (347) 286-12-33
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Z.Kh. Shigapov
    Curator's Name: O.Yu. Zhigunov
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 18
    Educational Staff Number: 9
    Research Staff Number: 32
    Administration Staff Number: 13

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1932
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 18 Hectares
    Latitude: 54.4341
    Longitude: 56.0034
    Annual Rainfall: 589 mm
    Altitude: 183.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1400 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Южно-Уральский ботанический сад-институт – обособленное структурное подразделение Федерального государственного бюджетного научного учреждения Уфимского федерального исследовательского центра Российской академии наук
  • Local Address: Россия,450080, Республика Башкортостан, г. Уфа, ул. Менделеева, д. 195, корп. 3
  • Locality: City: Уфа
  • Locality: State: Республика Башкортостан

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 2500
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 40000
    Number of Volunteers: 20

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 4736
  • Special Collections:Herbaceous plants (flower-decorative
    and other valuable plants,
    members of the natural flora,wood and shrubby plants, Greenhouse (tropical and subtropical)
    and indoor (including senpolias and orchids)
    genus Paeonia L.,Iris L.,Chrysanthemum L.,Allium L.,Hosta Tratt.,Astilbe Buch. Ham. ex D. Don, Forsythia Vahl., Syringa L., Weigela Thunb., Philadelphus L., Spiraea L., Pentaphylloides Duham., Hydrangea L.,Clematis L.,Thúja L.,Juniperus L.,Picea A.Dietr.,Pinus L.,Abies Mill.,etc.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    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
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    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