The Botanical garden of our Intstitue is the oldest in Ekaterinburg and is part of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
The garden includes an arboretum which is designed as a landscaped park arranged according to the principle of geographical placement of plants. The garden features a collection of rare and endangered plants listed in the Red Book of Russia, the Urals and the Sverdlovsk region. The "Park of Rare Plants" is a landscape exhibition of the "Poaceae" and "Amaranth" families. A collection of subtropical and tropical plants is located in the greenhouses. The park’s collection of cacti and succulents is one of the largest in Russia.
The Botanical Garden is among the largest in Russia in terms of the number of cultivated species in need of protection. In the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), there are 320 species; in the Botanical Garden of the Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg) - 300 species; in the botanical garden of the Moscow State University - 166 species and in the botanical garden of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Ekaterinburg) - 130 species.