The Board of Trustees is guided by the vision of Joseph Baynes.
He left the entire estate of 23 000 acres in trust.
Some of the clauses of his will are:
In beautifying and developing the Estate;
In expanding and developing the existing industries or creating further or new industries…
In scientific agricultural research;
In practical illustration of what is possible to be done in the way of development;
In creating agricultural schools or colleges;
In laying out such a portion or part of the Estate as may be thought fit as a public park;
And specially in establishing Industrial Institutes or Homes for under-privileged children.
The Board of Trustees is very aware of the importance of its responsibility to giving back to the South African public.
The Board of Administration makes a financial grant annually to the Museum Committee for the maintenance and development of the Museums.
The grant also helps maintain the beautiful gardens which are open to the public.