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 of 36 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 and administration.
The Director is assisted by seven heads of department and their teams. Professor Glover co-manages, together with Professor Ottoline Leyser, Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Science and Plants for Schools initiative of the Gatsby Charitable Trust, which is directed by Dr Ginny Page.