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Systematic collection of the Botany Section, the Herbarium of Bosnia and Herzegovina was started in 1890 and is based on the Engler system. It is registered in the Index Herbariorum, the global directory of herbaria, designated by the abbreviation SARA. The Bosnia and Herzegovina Collection contains 55,000 folios, the general collection about 60,000, the Otto Blau Collections 2,503, the Erich Brandis Collections 13,013, and the Type Specimen Collection 385 folios.
The collection of Erich Brandis is the oldest large-scale botanical collection in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Botanic Garden – the exhibition of the Botany Section – covers an area measuring 14,270 square metres. It comprises 12 scientific and exhibitory collections.