The guiding principles of the Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden state the following goals:
The Schynige Platte Alpine Garden is run as a scientific botanical garden. It contains the largest possible number of species and subspecies of Alpine flora from Switzerland and its immediate bordering regions. The plants are displayed in their natural communities wherever possible. Particular attention is paid to endangered species.
The Schynige Platte Alpine Garden is intended to bring the beauty, riches and secrets of Alpine flora closer to the general public as well as inspiring visitors on the protection of nature, landscape and environment in the Alpine region.
The Schynige Platte Alpine Garden is a touristic attraction in the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau region and thus the Bernese Oberland.
The Schynige Platte Alpine Garden serves the purpose of scientific research and teaching. It imparts knowledge on species and illustrates their diversity and ecological interrelationships. It collaborates in particular with the Geobotanical Instute and Botanical Garden of Bern University.
The Schynige Platte Alpine Garden is run by the society of the same name. The society may use its funds, in keeping with these guiding principles, in the region of Schynige Platte including outside the Alpine Garden.