23 March 2023
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General information

The Botan­i­cal Gar­den was found­ed on May 5 (April 22) 1827. Its area is 43.7 hectares.

In 2013 the 180th anniver­sary of the Low­er Den­drosad was celebrated.

The Botan­i­cal Gar­den func­tions as a part of an enti­ty – edu­ca­tion­al, sci­en­tif­ic and pro­duc­tion com­plex of the state edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion of high­er pro­fes­sion­al edu­ca­tion «St. Peters­burg State Forestry Tech­ni­cal University».

The Botan­i­cal Gar­dens com­prise three lab­o­ra­to­ries which car­ry out edu­ca­tion­al and sci­en­tif­ic and research work: the lab­o­ra­to­ry  of land­scape gar­den­ing (park), lab­o­ra­to­ry of woody plants, lab­o­ra­to­ry of herba­ceous plants.

 Sta­tus of the Botan­i­cal Garden.

In accor­dance with the Fed­er­al Law of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion FL-33 of 15.02.1995  “On Spe­cial­ly Pro­tect­ed Nat­ur­al Ter­ri­to­ries”: “Den­dro­log­i­cal parks and botan­i­cal gar­dens are nature pro­tec­tion insti­tu­tions, their tasks includ­ing the cre­ation of spe­cial plant col­lec­tions in order to pre­serve the diver­si­ty and enrich­ment of the plant world, as well as the imple­men­ta­tion of sci­en­tif­ic, edu­ca­tion­al and edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties.  The ter­ri­to­ries of den­dro­log­i­cal parks and botan­i­cal gar­dens are intend­ed only for the per­for­mance of their direct tasks … “(Arti­cle 28, para­graph 1) and” On the ter­ri­to­ries of den­dro­log­i­cal parks and botan­i­cal gar­dens, any activ­i­ty not relat­ed to the per­for­mance of their tasks and result­ing in ruin­ing floris­tic  objects is prohibited”(Article 29, para­graph 1).

The Botan­i­cal Gar­den is locat­ed with­in the bound­aries of the mon­u­ment of his­to­ry and cul­ture of all-Russ­ian sig­nif­i­cance “Com­plex of the For­est Insti­tute” (1820 — 1840, 1900, archi­tects Nellinger AD, Luki­ni IF, Diet­rich AI). On the ter­ri­to­ry of the Botan­i­cal Gar­den there are 17 mon­u­ments (23 objects) of fed­er­al impor­tance and 8 mon­u­ments of region­al impor­tance: “The com­plex of shel­ter-and-care med­ical cen­ter build­ings of E.A. Ereveyno­va for chron­i­cal­ly ill chil­dren, 1898–1901, archi­tect.  E.I.Zhiber»- 5 objects and  «Com­plex of Com­mu­nal Graves »- 3 objects.  Activ­i­ties on the ter­ri­to­ry of the Botan­i­cal Gar­den are car­ried out in accor­dance with the Law of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion of June 25, 2002 No. 73-FZ “On the Objects of Cul­tur­al Her­itage (Mon­u­ments of His­to­ry and Cul­ture) of the Peo­ples of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion”. It is on the account of the State Inspec­tion Com­mit­tee for the Pro­tec­tion of Mon­u­ments and has been pro­tect­ed by the state since 1989 as a mon­u­ment of land­scape art of the first half of the 19th cen­tu­ry with a valu­able col­lec­tion of arbo­re­al and shrub plants.

Method­olog­i­cal bases of the Botan­i­cal Gar­den activ­i­ty are deter­mined by the Coun­cil of Botan­i­cal Gar­dens of Rus­sia and the Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil of Botan­i­cal Gar­dens for Con­ser­va­tion of Plants (BGCI — Botan­ic Gar­dens Con­ser­va­tion Inter­na­tion­al, Kew, U. K.).

The main objec­tives of the Botan­i­cal Gar­den activ­i­ty are the following:

  • pro­vid­ing a high­ly effec­tive edu­ca­tion­al process in train­ing qual­i­fied specialists;
  • preser­va­tion and study of plants of cul­tur­al and nat­ur­al flora,
  • intro­duc­tion;
  • con­ser­va­tion and study of plant bio­di­ver­si­ty for the enrich­ment of flo­ra, the cre­ation of a nation­al gene bank of plants;
  • cre­ation and preser­va­tion of spe­cial­ized col­lec­tions and expo­si­tions of liv­ing plants that are of sci­en­tif­ic, edu­ca­tion­al, eco­nom­ic, cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al significance;
  • car­ry­ing out sci­en­tif­ic research work cor­re­spond­ing to the objec­tives of the Botan­i­cal Gar­den and the main sci­en­tif­ic direc­tions of St. Peters­burg State Tech­ni­cal University;
  • car­ry­ing out cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al work in the field of botany, den­drol­o­gy, ecol­o­gy, nature pro­tec­tion, plant grow­ing, selec­tion, dec­o­ra­tive gar­den­ing, land­scape archi­tec­ture and oth­er pro­file areas.