South-Siberian Botanical Garden (SSBG) of Altai State University is located in the belt pine forest in the upper part of Barnaul and is separated from urban areas by a forest at a distance of more than 900 m. There are no major transport routes or other pollution sources.
Geographical coordinates: 53°16’N, 83°40’E.
Altitude: 194-203 m.
Climate: continental, average t°С = +1.0°С; average Jan t°С = -17.7°С; average July t°С = +19.7°С.
Annual precipitation: 480 mm.
Total precipitation for the growing season: 300 mm.
Soils: grey forest-landed, leached chernozem, loess and sandy.
Area: 48.2 ha.
Staff: 48 people, including 2 doctors and 17 candidates of sciences (PhD-equivalent).