BSU Botanical Garden is a complex, comprising the following units:
Department of Cultivated and Ornamental Plants,
Department of Natural Vegetation,
Department of Minor Vegetable Crops,
Glasshouse Cultures Department (Garden Room),
Founded in 1999, BelSU Botanical Garden is a unique social, cultural and natural object of Central Black Earth Region. The Botanical Garden has important genetic resources, comprising over 2000 kinds and species of plants, including endemics, relict plants, rare and threatened species, registered in Red and Green Books of Endangered Species of the Russian Federation. Rare species of fraction of flora of the Botanical Garden grow on the territory where bands of white limestone of rare purity are exposed. There are also species that grow only in Central Black Earth Region, particularly in the Belgorod region. Presently the Botanical Garden is the only active centre for plant introduction in Central Black Earth Region. Though the Botanical Garden is relatively young, it had already been registered as one of unique scientific settings of the Russian Federation (learn more about Modern Research Infrastructure of the Russian Federation at http://ckp-rf.ru/usu/200997/ (in Russian)). Integrated scientific effort here at the Botanical Garden is devoted to studying invasive and alien flora, investigation of anthropogenous transformation of flora, to developing issues of genetic conservation of wild and cultivated flora, plant introduction and acclimatization for the purposes of sustainable use of world resources and implementation on the territory of the Belgorod region.
The Botanical Garden staff professionals have a significant background for conducting scientific research and applied project development.