“A botanic garden” is an institution that keeps collections of live plants for the needs of experimental botanic research, natural science and environmental education and training, and it is open for visits more than five months per year.”

Botanic gardens are gardens with special functions - they are held events in ex situ conservation of rare and endangered plant species. They have their important place in people's lives, differently assessed by botanists, politicians and representatives of various communities.

The University Botanic Gardens are member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), European Botanic Gardens Consortium, Environmental and Botanic Garden Education Network (EBGEN) and takes part in the international seed exchange (Index Seminum) among botanic gardens from all over the world.