Royal Botanical Gardens
- Tourism, Culture and Sport
680 PLAINS ROAD WEST
- (905) 527-1158; 1-800-694-476
- (905) 577-0375
- Royal Botanical Gardens Act, 1989, c. PR22, ss. 2-5 (Private Act)
The Gardens' mission is to be recognized in Canada and throughout the world for its unique contribution to the collection, research, exhibition and interpretation of the plant world, and the development of public understanding and appreciation of the relationship between the plant world, humanity, and the rest of nature.
The corporation consists of the members of the board of directors. A maximum of six members are appointed by the council of the City of Hamilton and a maximum of three members are appointed by the council of the Regional Municipality of Halton. The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints two members. The Governor in Council appoints two members on the recommendation of the board of directors. If the number of members appointed under the above provisions is less than the maximum possible, then the board may appoint the balance of members for a term determined by-law. Ex officio members include the presidents of McMaster University and the Royal Botanical Gardens Auxiliary. In addition, the board appoints nine members to serve for a term determined by-law.
The terms of the members who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and the Governor in Council are three years. Members are eligible for reappointment. Members appointed by the councils of the regional municipalities hold office for a term concurrent with the councils' term and until their successors are appointed. Members appointed by the board of directors serve for a term determined by a by-law.
- The board meets monthly.
Appointees are eligible to receive expenses.