Central Siberian Botanical Garden (CSBG) was founded in the structure of the West Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1946. A status of Research Institute was confered on it in 1961. Until 1964 CSBG was located in Zaeltsovsky District of Novosibirsk and occupied the area of 232 ha.
In 1964 in the vicinities of Academgorodok, an area of 1060 ha was given to CSBG in which, in accordance with the plan, different experimental plots - dendrarium, systematicum, those of useful, rare, and endangered plant species were laid out.
In 1971 the construction of the main laboratory block and technical facilities was finished, and all the staff of CSBG moved to Academgorodok.
In 1982 the formal opening of Central Siberian Botanical Garden took place. During the last decade the Botanical Garden has developed as a center of integration of botanical research in Siberia. Scientific Council of Botanical Gardens of Siberia, Committee on botanical problems, Novosibirsk Division of Russian Botanical Society, and Dissertation Committee work successfully at the Institute.
At present 1 academician, 1 corr. member, 23 doctors of sciences, including 8 professors, 74 candidates of sciences, and 27 research workers without degree work at the Institute.
Over the course of 60 years, more than 250 big monographs and books, including 14 volumes of "Flora of Siberia", "Green Data Book of Siberia", Manuals for Identification of Plants and "Red Data Books" of Altai Krai, Kemerovo and Novosibirsk Oblasts, Tyva Republic, and Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous Territory have been produced, over 5500 scientific articles have been published in different journals and collections, 98 authors certificates and patents for new plant varities and cultivars, drugs, and inventions have been obtained, and scores of practical proposals have been used in industry.
Central Siberian Botanical Garden has close relations with all Botanical Gradens of Russia and CIS and with 250 foreign Botanical Gardens of all the continents. There are 860 thousand dried herbarium specimens.