Collection of conifers Botanical Garden-Institute began to emerge from the late 30-ies of XX century. To date, the most old-growth conifers introduced in the botanical garden – Siberian larch (Larix sibirica), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), p. Weymouth (P. strobus), p. Pallas (P. pallasiana) and c. Siberian (P. sibirica) are aged 70-77 years. Since 1981, began planting exotic species of conifers on a specially designated for this purpose an area of 1 hectare, which is by now expanded to 1.8 hectares.
On 1 July 2014 a collection of conifers Botanical Garden includes 323 taxa belonging to 25 genera and 8 families. The permanent collection of open ground represented 259 taxa, of which 71 taxa (27%) in the rank of species or natural variety. The largest number of submissions on species: Pine (Pinus) – 17, Spruce (Picea) – 14 Fir (Abies) – 9, Larch (Larix) – 8 species. More than 2/3 of the collection is represented by ornamental varieties (cultivars). The largest group by number of cultivars: Juniper (Juniperus) – 64, Thuja occidentalis (Thuja occidentalis) – 50, Spruce (Picea) – 32.
Conifers indispensable component in landscape design, preserving their decorative qualities at all times of the year, they are used as single, group and Alleyne plantings, shrubs and dwarf conifers are made rocky hills and rock gardens.