The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored and supported through Grant-in-Aid by the Scottish Government’s Environment and Forestry Directorate (ENFOR). It is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Scottish Ministers. The RBGE senior management team is headed by the Regius Keeper, Simon Milne.
The organisation comprises over 200 staff drawn from a variety of occupations and disciplines, contributing in many different ways to its overall objectives and functions. The Garden is organised in four divisions: Science, Horticulture, Corporate Services and Enterprise with a directorate staff supporting the Regius Keeper.