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Gardener cost per hour

A well-maintained garden will add value to your home as long as you are not paying too much. Hourly rates vary depending on where you live and what kind of gardener you are hiring. The average cost per hour for a gardener in the UK is £27 per hour but can range from a £12 to £59 hourly rate. Large landscaping companies and local gardeners will vary in price so you need to know what you are looking for. If you are supplying the tools the rate should be lower.

See our gardener rates table for more hourly rates, alternatively post a job with HaMuch and get a free quote

Gardener cost per day

For larger projects getting the gardeners daily rate will help you understand better how much your project will cost. The average daily rate for a gardener is £196 per day but we have rates ranging from £77 to £400 per day. Landscaping projects normally require more than one gardener and heavy machinery supplied by them costs more. So for projects like laying patios, decking and fencing get a written quote that will have a breakdown of materials and rates.

Check out our rates table for more regional day rates or post a job and get your local rates.

Choosing a gardener

When choosing a Gardener or Landscaper try to get 3 comparison quotes so you have a feel for the value of service. When receiving a quote, discuss if the quote includes the gardener bringing their own tools, such as a lawn mower, rake and spade, or if they intend on using tools that you will provide. While working in the garden, garden waste will be generated, so remember to discuss before the job commences whose responsibility it will be to remove the garden waste. If your gardener is coming to do a once off job, (e.g. cut the hedges back and remove some shrubs) they may include in the quote a trip to the local tip to clear the waste. If it is a regular lawn mowing, edging and tidying while removing weeds, the gardener may ask you to arrange a regular garden collection from your local council.

Ask for references from previous clients and investigate whether the gardener has been reliable showing up on said days as well as finding out how tidy they are in the garden. If it is for a landscaping job, e.g. a pond construction or placing paving in an area, ask for ‘before and after’ photos of similar projects carried out recently.

Tip: When the gardener arrives at your home to quote the job, be clear about what jobs you need doing. The upkeep of lawns, hedges, weeding and tidying flower beds requires little imagination on your part but envisaging a whole new garden requires a bit more thought.If you have a clear idea about what you want, the gardener will find it easier to cost the job based on the materials you want to use and scale of the project. In some cases you may want them to give you inspiration but be careful not to go over budget!

Gardening ideas and costs

Cost of Gardening Beds

Gardening beds create a happy space filled with colourful planting flowers. If you want your garden formed with raised or flat beds let the gardener know an idea of how you envision your garden to look. For example;

  • How many flower beds do you want constructed?
  • If you want them raised or flat?
  • Where or what shape do you want the flower beds?
  • Whether you would like a water feature (pond or fountain).
  • If you want an easy to maintain garden or you want to flex your green fingers.

A simple levelling of some garden space creating flower beds and a path can cost approximately £400 and take a day or so depending on the hands.

Cost of Laying Grass

If you are having a gardener lay lawn for you, discuss the different types of grass available and which grass would best suit your needs. Dwarf Ryegrass is popular for its thick growth and ability to take quickly, but is not to keen on the shade, where as Red Fescue loves the shade but is not keen on hot weather. Alternatively you could choose an artificial surface if you don’t fancy mowing the lawn. Clearing a garden to lay grass will cost around £20 per sq metre.

Cost of building a Garden Fence

For wood structures that you might want help with (i.e. fencing, shed, gate, pergola or gazebo) make sure the gardener will have access to the area in your garden where you would like the structure repaired or erected. Ask for advice on types of products available e.g. if discussing fencing, ask about feather edge, picket fencing, overlap panels vs closeboard panels. Replacing a wooden garden fence costs around £500.

We have compiled a list of jobs that a gardener does with an estimated price. We also have a table which shows the gardener rates around the UK. At HaMuch we are trying to help you keep your costs down so search wisely and good luck.

List of gardening costs for your home


Job details Estimate
Once off clearance - removal of ivy & weeds, hedge trimming £80
General garden maintenance, based on 2 hours of tidying £50
High pressure jet cleaning paths, drive, gutters, walls, patio £110
Levelling some of the garden, creating flower beds & a pathway £400
Clearing a garden to lay grass £20 per sqr metre
Levelling out a section and laying slabs to create a pathway £300
Digging out & levelling the area, laying slabs to create a patio £300
Dig a section of the garden and create a pond £400
Cutting down a small tree and removing the trunk as well as digging out some of the roots £300
Clearing a garden and laying artificial turf down £60 per sqr metre
Replacing an old wooden fence for a new fence £500
Erecting a wooden shed on an existing base £200

Rates for other trades

Gardener hourly rate and daily rate
Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2022 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gardener near Aberdeen£25£200
Gardener near Amber Valley£21£164
Gardener near Angus£20£200
Gardener near Arun£29£211
Gardener near Ashfield£20£156
Gardener near Aylesbury Vale£26£180
Gardener near Barnsley£34£183
Gardener near Basildon£28£213
Gardener near Basingstoke & Deane£28£199
Gardener near Bassetlaw£26£218
Gardener near Bath & North East Somerset£29£220
Gardener near Bedford£25£168
Gardener near Belfast£23£152
Gardener near Birmingham£58£162
Gardener near Blackburn£31£215
Gardener near Blackpool£25£202
Gardener near Bolton£29£203
Gardener near Bournemouth£29£239
Gardener near Bracknell Forest£30£217
Gardener near Bradford£31£145
Gardener near Braintree£28£177
Gardener near Breckland£20£177
Gardener near Bridgend£26£149
Gardener near Brighton£29£195
Gardener near Bristol£28£216
Gardener near Broadland£19£168
Gardener near Broxtowe£21£160
Gardener near Bury£29£198
Gardener near Caerphilly£27£160
Gardener near Calderdale£24£138
Gardener near Cambridge£24£195
Gardener near Canterbury£25£213
Gardener near Cardiff£27£163
Gardener near Carmarthenshire£15£125
Gardener near Charnwood£20£187
Gardener near Chelmsford£28£202
Gardener near Cheltenham£32£252
Gardener near Cherwell£30£214
Gardener near Chester£31£273
Gardener near Colchester£27£170
Gardener near Coventry£19£166
Gardener near Crewe & Nantwich£29£213
Gardener near Dacorum£34£240
Gardener near Derby£23£198
Gardener near Doncaster£23£182
Gardener near Dover£25£211
Gardener near Dudley£57£160
Gardener near Dundee£20£200
Gardener near East Ayrshire£17£129
Gardener near East Devon£23£155
Gardener near East Dunbartonshire£25£222
Gardener near East Hampshire£26£199
Gardener near East Hertfordshire£31£220
Gardener near East Lindsey£16£125
Gardener near East Riding£19£168
Gardener near Eastleigh£30£215
Gardener near Edinburgh£23£175
Gardener near Elmbridge£41£241
Gardener near Epping Forest£36£242
Gardener near Erewash£22£187
Gardener near Exeter£26£161
Gardener near Falkirk£21£166
Gardener near Fife£20£169
Gardener near Flintshire£26£214
Gardener near Gateshead£37£249
Gardener near Gedling£21£162
Gardener near Glasgow£25£228
Gardener near Gloucester£33£256
Gardener near Guildford£47£232
Gardener near Halton£30£248
Gardener near Harrogate£20£115
Gardener near Havant & Waterloo£27£204
Gardener near Highland£28£210
Gardener near Horsham£30£213
Gardener near Huntingdonshire£24£166
Gardener near Ipswich£20£181
Gardener near Isle of Wight£27£183
Gardener near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£146
Gardener near Kingston-upon-Hull£19£168
Gardener near Kirklees£23£136
Gardener near Knowsley£29£238
Gardener near Lancaster£22£193
Gardener near Leeds£32£144
Gardener near Leicester£19£186
Gardener near Lisburn£23£152
Gardener near Liverpool£29£243
Gardener near London£41£249
Gardener near Luton£32£223
Gardener near Macclesfield£29£196
Gardener near Maidstone£29£221
Gardener near Manchester£28£194
Gardener near Mid Bedfordshire£28£192
Gardener near Mid Sussex£30£208
Gardener near Middlesbrough£15£102
Gardener near Milton Keynes£25£177
Gardener near Neath Port Talbot£23£163
Gardener near New Forest£30£233
Gardener near Newbury£27£201
Gardener near Newcastle-under-Lyme£30£202
Gardener near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£37£249
Gardener near Newport£27£176
Gardener near North Ayrshire£24£187
Gardener near North East Lincolnshire£15£102
Gardener near North Hertfordshire£30£212
Gardener near North Lanarkshire£24£218
Gardener near North Lincolnshire£18£163
Gardener near North Somerset£27£217
Gardener near North Tyneside£37£249
Gardener near North Wiltshire£37£247
Gardener near Northampton£22£159
Gardener near Norwich£21£191
Gardener near Nottingham£21£159
Gardener near Nuneaton & Bedworth£19£167
Gardener near Oldham£27£184
Gardener near Oxford£31£221
Gardener near Perth & Kinross£20£191
Gardener near Peterborough£28£217
Gardener near Plymouth£16£130
Gardener near Poole£28£222
Gardener near Portsmouth£28£203
Gardener near Powys£20£160
Gardener near Preston£29£216
Gardener near Reading£29£208
Gardener near Redcar & Cleveland£14£77
Gardener near Reigate & Banstead£41£239
Gardener near Renfrewshire£26£233
Gardener near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£26£160
Gardener near Rochdale£25£176
Gardener near Rochester-upon-Medway£12£120
Gardener near Rotherham£24£177
Gardener near Salford£27£194
Gardener near Salisbury£31£266
Gardener near Sandwell£55£160
Gardener near Scarborough£50£400
Gardener near Scottish Borders£49£382
Gardener near Sefton£24£217
Gardener near Sevenoaks£31£229
Gardener near Sheffield£24£177
Gardener near Slough£33£231
Gardener near Solihull£58£164
Gardener near South Ayrshire£17£129
Gardener near South Bedfordshire£25£168
Gardener near South Cambridgeshire£24£190
Gardener near South Gloucestershire£27£206
Gardener near South Kesteven£27£253
Gardener near South Lanarkshire£23£230
Gardener near South Oxfordshire£33£224
Gardener near South Somerset£24£189
Gardener near South Tyneside£36£245
Gardener near Southampton£29£216
Gardener near Southend-on-Sea£25£198
Gardener near St Albans£36£243
Gardener near St Helens£30£246
Gardener near Stafford£27£195
Gardener near Stockport£29£199
Gardener near Stockton-on-Tees£15£102
Gardener near Stoke-on-Trent£30£205
Gardener near Stratford-on-Avon£22£170
Gardener near Stroud£31£247
Gardener near Suffolk Coastal£17£152
Gardener near Sunderland£35£238
Gardener near Swale£28£224
Gardener near Swansea£22£175
Gardener near Tameside£28£192
Gardener near Teignbridge£24£161
Gardener near Tendring£21£169
Gardener near Test Valley£30£231
Gardener near Thamesdown£31£240
Gardener near Thanet£25£219
Gardener near The Wrekin£21£153
Gardener near Thurrock£30£224
Gardener near Torbay£23£164
Gardener near Trafford£28£197
Gardener near Vale of Glamorgan£26£146
Gardener near Vale of White Horse£31£223
Gardener near Vale Royal£27£216
Gardener near Wakefield£31£150
Gardener near Walsall£23£165
Gardener near Warrington£31£251
Gardener near Warwick£19£157
Gardener near Waveney£21£189
Gardener near Waverley£28£206
Gardener near Wealden£26£197
Gardener near West Lancashire£26£228
Gardener near West Lothian£22£177
Gardener near West Wiltshire£37£247
Gardener near Wigan£31£245
Gardener near Windsor & Maidenhead£42£229
Gardener near Wirral£26£227
Gardener near Wokingham£29£212
Gardener near Wolverhampton£23£164
Gardener near Wrexham Maelor£26£229
Gardener near Wychavon£183£204
Gardener near Wycombe£30£215
Gardener near York£20£135