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. Each year, six 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 six heads of department and their teams.