On the Earth, there is no institution more complicated than botanical gardens. These are centers of mobilization, conservation and study of plants, combining functions of a museum of natural history, human culture and gardening, a city park, a club for young naturalists, a selection center and a nursery. Research interests of our employees are focused on plant introduction, covering virtually all of the existing science from geology to astronomy, from social to biological technology. Some are apt to like conserve biodiversity, while others prefer evolution. Someone looks for a rational explanation of any phenomena, and there is someone who talks with plants.
We are passionate about different interesting things, we want to talk about them, and be aware of what colleagues are doing. How to do this best? Feeling of need for effective information stream requires a widely distributed journal containing articles with summaries in English. Finally, the Internet has convinced us that printed word in electronic form is irreplaceable.
Civilization of "sheet rock books," clay tablets, box with wet sand, papyrus, birch bark, parchment and paper ends. IT revolution has fundamentally changed the means and forms of recording media and its possibilities. Science will change the presentation of research results. Numerous textbooks will be replaced by a single virtual course composed by highly qualified team of scientists and educators. We have an opportunity to save the forest due to the fall in paper consumption.
The mission of 'Hortus Botanicus' is to develop relationships between botanical gardens - unique centers of conservation and study of plant genetic resources of the Earth.
'Hortus Botanicus' publishes materials on the scientific, educational and social activities of botanical gardens in the world. We accept articles on preservation, mobilization and introduction of plants, gardening and landscaping, as well as publications in other scientific disciplines made in the botanical gardens. 'Hortus Botanicus' publishes: extensive lists of plants, analytical reviews of activities of botanical gardens, information about collections, brief reports on conferences, research projects and ideas, essays on the history of botany, botanical adventure and activity of botanical gardens. We are interested in all work of the Botanic Gardens.
The content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Since 2016 the magazine is replenished Supplements. The Supplements include:
All Supplements are reviewed and indexed with a unique doi.
The Supplements has its own cover with the details of the magazine, with its own internal content.