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Botanical Garden of Irkutsk State University / Ботанический сад Иркутский госуниверситет

Russian Federation - Irkutsk oblast - Irkutsk

Institution Code: BAIKL

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

About the Botanical Garden of Irkutsk State University / Ботанический сад Иркутский госуниверситет

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 27 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 / Ботанический сад Иркутский госуниверситет
Koltsova Street, bldg. 93, PO Box 48
Irkutsk oblast 664039 Russian Federation

Telephone: 7(3952)-413476
Fax: 7-(3952)-413476
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Victor Kuzevanov, Director
    Curator's Name: Snejana Kalinovich
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Svetlana Sizykh
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 9
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type:
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 1941
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
  • Total Area: 27 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: Y
    Arboretum: Y
  • Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 2720
  • Special Collections:About 300 taxa of hardy woody species from Central Siberia and the Russian Far East, including Acer, Berberis, Lonicera, Euonymus, Caragana, Syringa, Clematis, Cerasus, Crataegus, Padus, Rosa, Spiraea, Salix, Populus, Tilia. Drug plants. Over 300 annual a

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: Y
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