The RTBG is a state government statutory organisation, governed by the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Act 2002 and administered by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).
A Board appointed by the Minister manages the RTBG under the Act. These members include:
- Ms Beth Mathison (Chair)
- Mr Douglas Davey (Member)
- Ms Jo Bailey (Member)
- Ms Therese Taylor (Member)
- Mr Paul Oxley (Member)
- Mr. Tim Baker (Member – DPIPWE)
The current business model provides for an annual state government grant supporting the management of the Gardens.