Within the University, the Botanic Garden is a sub-department of the Department of Plant Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences.
The permanent staff is headed by the Director, Professor Beverley Glover. Each year, seven trainees join the staff to complete the Certificate of Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship. About half of the staff are directly concerned with horticulture and the care of the plant collections displayed across the 40 acres of this outstanding heritage-listed Garden. The other positions cover science, education, development, visitor services and administration.
The Director is assisted by six heads of department and their teams. Professor Glover also co-manages, together with Professor Ottoline Leyser, Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme, an initiative of the Gatsby Charitable Trust.