The Botanical Garden of Chelyabinsk State University is the only scientific center in the Chelyabinsk Region that conducts research on topical problems of introduction, studies the flora of the Southern Urals and issues of conservation of biological diversity, including rare and endangered species. The Botsad was founded in 1999.
The ChelSU Botanical Garden contains collections of living plants from different regions of Russia and the world, numbering about 2500 taxa, as well as a herbarium, a botanical library, and museum botanical exhibits. About 100 species of plants listed in the Red Book of the Chelyabinsk Region (2017) and the Red Book of the Russian Federation (2008) grow in open-ground collections, and about 20 species that need special attention to their condition in the natural environment (Appendix to the Red Book).
The collection of protected soil is represented by tropical and subtropical plants in the amount of about 1000 taxa.The herbarium of the Botanical Garden, numbering more than 25 thousand specimens, has had an international acronym since 2006 — Index Herbariorum — CSUH (Herbarium, Botanic Garden, Chelyabinsk State University).For the conservation, reproduction and exchange of genetic resources with other botanical institutions, a seed bank has been established, which is updated annually due to timely collection of seeds from in situ and ex situ sources; since 2008, its list (DELECTUS SEMINUM) has been published.
The Chelyabinsk branch of the Russian Botanical Society operates on the basis of the botsad.
Scientific notes of the RBO are published, where student papers can also be published.
If you want to participate in the life of the University Botanical Garden and discover the wonderful world of plants, we will be glad to see you
every day from 9:00 to 17:00
on the sites of our collections and expositions.
You have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the botanical garden as a volunteer.