SHBG is a company limited by guarantee and established as a not-for-profit entity.  The Constitution sets out, inter alia, the objectives of the company, the appointment of the directors, the role and responsibility of the board of directors and arrangements for meetings of members. 

The members of the board have a diverse range of skills and experience in horticulture, landscape design and construction, law, finance and commercial business.

The board is committed to best practice in corporate governance.  Directors meet monthly to review the performance of the organisation and to plan for its future.  A comprehensive Business Plan was developed in 2018 to guide the development of the Gardens over the immediate future and has been highlighted elsewhere in this report.  

With no full-time management, the directors have all been allocated specific roles relating to the operation of SHBG, in keeping with their individual skills and experience. Directors receive no remuneration for their services.