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Gardener rates

How much will it cost to maintain the garden in my home?

A well-maintained garden will add value to any home as well as an attractive entrance leading to the front door. To reduce the stress when deciding on your project, HaMuch has put together information including questions to ask to keep thinks running smoothly during the gardening project to how much to budget as well as how to find the right gardener for you.

Managing money and getting off on the right foot with your gardener

When choosing a Gardener or Landscaper try to get 3 comparison quotes so you have a feel for the value of service and what is being offered at what price. For general tidy up maintenance work, search for a gardener but for hard landscaping suck as patios, decking, fencing, find a landscaper to quote (if a landscaper quotes for cutting and watering the lawn it would be more expensive than a gardener’s quote). Most gardeners won’t be vat registered but if you are getting a landscaper in, they might be, so do ask if VAT has been included on your quote. For your own safety to avoid any arguments over payment, insist on being given a ‘written quote’. Agree payment terms, which might be per visit of the gardener. If you are committing to a serious of visits, ask if you can have a discount for weekly or bi-weekly visits. A lot of gardeners may only accept cash and not have card payment facilities, so have a chat before-hand about their preferred method of payment.

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.

Ask if the gardener or landscaper will be using a sub-contractor, team or colleague around as you will want to know who will be working outside your home and if you are paying extra labour charges.  If you live in an area where street parking is metered, agree before-hand who will pay for the parking as over a long period these costs can add up.

Defining the quality and detail of the gardening job

When your chosen gardener arrives at your home to quote the job, be clear what project you need doing, whether you are wanting general garden upkeep of lawns, hedges, weeding, tidying flower beds or a construction of a garden creating a happy space filled with colourful planting flowers. If you are wanting a garden formed, let the gardener know an idea of how you envision your garden to look; how many flower beds you want constructed, if you want them raised or flat, where or what shape you want the flower beds, whether you would like a water feature (pond or fountain), if you want an easy to maintain hardy garden or if you don’t mind a garden that will need attention from you.

Draw on inspiration from neighbours’ gardens and visit a garden centre, even B&Q and Homebase have a great variety of beautiful plants. Walk through the garden centres and take note of colours that appeal to you as well as some shrubs for all year-round greenery in the garden. 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.

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.

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.

Rough guide for how much basic gardening in your home costs;

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

Rates for other trades

Gardener Rates: Average Hourly and Daily Rates
Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gardener near Aberdeen£25£200
Gardener near Amber Valley£19£141
Gardener near Arun£29£217
Gardener near Ashfield£18£142
Gardener near Aylesbury Vale£24£172
Gardener near Barnsley£42£194
Gardener near Basildon£26£211
Gardener near Basingstoke & Deane£27£193
Gardener near Bassetlaw£21£198
Gardener near Bath & North East Somerset£29£217
Gardener near Bedford£24£163
Gardener near Belfast£20£130
Gardener near Birmingham£103£144
Gardener near Blackburn£32£225
Gardener near Blackpool£24£204
Gardener near Bolton£29£205
Gardener near Bournemouth£30£255
Gardener near Bracknell Forest£29£207
Gardener near Bradford£43£169
Gardener near Braintree£27£158
Gardener near Breckland£15£120
Gardener near Bridgend£25£140
Gardener near Brighton£31£193
Gardener near Bristol£28£215
Gardener near Broadland£15£120
Gardener near Broxtowe£19£143
Gardener near Bury£31£200
Gardener near Caerphilly£23£149
Gardener near Calderdale£24£132
Gardener near Cambridge£23£194
Gardener near Canterbury£25£213
Gardener near Cardiff£24£146
Gardener near Carmarthenshire£15£125
Gardener near Charnwood£21£212
Gardener near Chelmsford£28£201
Gardener near Cheltenham£31£253
Gardener near Cherwell£28£210
Gardener near Chester£36£334
Gardener near Colchester£26£151
Gardener near Coventry£18£158
Gardener near Crewe & Nantwich£28£210
Gardener near Dacorum£34£238
Gardener near Derby£22£194
Gardener near Doncaster£23£176
Gardener near Dover£25£212
Gardener near Dudley£95£144
Gardener near East Ayrshire£12£85
Gardener near East Devon£18£142
Gardener near East Dunbartonshire£25£220
Gardener near East Hampshire£23£180
Gardener near East Hertfordshire£30£217
Gardener near East Lindsey£15£120
Gardener near Eastleigh£28£192
Gardener near Edinburgh£24£177
Gardener near Elmbridge£47£237
Gardener near Epping Forest£35£241
Gardener near Erewash£21£179
Gardener near Exeter£24£144
Gardener near Falkirk£20£152
Gardener near Fife£20£160
Gardener near Flintshire£24£184
Gardener near Gateshead£35£240
Gardener near Gedling£19£144
Gardener near Glasgow£26£228
Gardener near Gloucester£32£263
Gardener near Guildford£64£236
Gardener near Halton£31£268
Gardener near Harrogate£18£104
Gardener near Havant & Waterloo£26£173
Gardener near Highland£28£210
Gardener near Horsham£34£240
Gardener near Huntingdonshire£22£161
Gardener near Ipswich£19£171
Gardener near Isle of Wight£23£159
Gardener near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£150
Gardener near Kirklees£23£132
Gardener near Knowsley£30£253
Gardener near Lancaster£20£200
Gardener near Leeds£45£174
Gardener near Leicester£20£214
Gardener near Lisburn£20£130
Gardener near Liverpool£31£266
Gardener near London£45£253
Gardener near Luton£31£220
Gardener near Macclesfield£30£183
Gardener near Maidstone£28£213
Gardener near Manchester£27£187
Gardener near Mid Bedfordshire£27£191
Gardener near Mid Sussex£37£234
Gardener near Middlesbrough£15£112
Gardener near Milton Keynes£25£177
Gardener near Neath Port Talbot£24£162
Gardener near New Forest£32£272
Gardener near Newbury£26£195
Gardener near Newcastle-under-Lyme£28£188
Gardener near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£35£240
Gardener near Newport£22£177
Gardener near North Ayrshire£23£177
Gardener near North East Lincolnshire£15£100
Gardener near North Hertfordshire£29£207
Gardener near North Lanarkshire£25£215
Gardener near North Lincolnshire£15£150
Gardener near North Somerset£26£220
Gardener near North Tyneside£35£240
Gardener near North Wiltshire£40£244
Gardener near Northampton£21£157
Gardener near Norwich£20£168
Gardener near Nottingham£19£138
Gardener near Nuneaton & Bedworth£19£169
Gardener near Oldham£26£176
Gardener near Oxford£29£206
Gardener near Perth & Kinross£20£200
Gardener near Peterborough£26£218
Gardener near Plymouth£14£100
Gardener near Poole£25£192
Gardener near Portsmouth£25£165
Gardener near Preston£30£225
Gardener near Reading£27£195
Gardener near Redcar & Cleveland£12£50
Gardener near Reigate & Banstead£48£241
Gardener near Renfrewshire£31£247
Gardener near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£24£158
Gardener near Rochdale£23£162
Gardener near Rochester-upon-Medway£12£120
Gardener near Rotherham£23£171
Gardener near Salford£26£186
Gardener near Salisbury£35£350
Gardener near Sandwell£91£142
Gardener near Scarborough£50£400
Gardener near Scottish Borders£49£382
Gardener near Sefton£19£200
Gardener near Sevenoaks£29£224
Gardener near Sheffield£23£171
Gardener near Slough£32£224
Gardener near Solihull£94£155
Gardener near South Ayrshire£12£85
Gardener near South Bedfordshire£24£163
Gardener near South Cambridgeshire£23£190
Gardener near South Gloucestershire£26£198
Gardener near South Kesteven£28£280
Gardener near South Lanarkshire£23£263
Gardener near South Oxfordshire£34£225
Gardener near South Somerset£18£162
Gardener near South Tyneside£35£240
Gardener near Southampton£25£204
Gardener near Southend-on-Sea£24£197
Gardener near St Albans£37£245
Gardener near St Helens£32£270
Gardener near Stafford£24£160
Gardener near Stockport£29£196
Gardener near Stockton-on-Tees£15£112
Gardener near Stoke-on-Trent£28£188
Gardener near Stratford-on-Avon£19£162
Gardener near Stroud£29£242
Gardener near Suffolk Coastal£15£143
Gardener near Sunderland£33£231
Gardener near Swale£29£230
Gardener near Swansea£22£176
Gardener near Tameside£28£189
Gardener near Teignbridge£17£136
Gardener near Tendring£18£149
Gardener near Thamesdown£31£230
Gardener near Thanet£26£226
Gardener near The Wrekin£15£120
Gardener near Thurrock£29£222
Gardener near Torbay£19£152
Gardener near Trafford£27£188
Gardener near Vale of Glamorgan£26£140
Gardener near Vale of White Horse£28£200
Gardener near Vale Royal£24£184
Gardener near Wakefield£40£170
Gardener near Walsall£21£150
Gardener near Warrington£34£285
Gardener near Warwick£16£146
Gardener near Waveney£15£120
Gardener near Waverley£26£188
Gardener near Wealden£23£175
Gardener near West Lancashire£24£235
Gardener near West Lothian£22£172
Gardener near West Wiltshire£40£244
Gardener near Wigan£34£279
Gardener near Windsor & Maidenhead£51£221
Gardener near Wirral£24£227
Gardener near Wokingham£28£201
Gardener near Wolverhampton£22£153
Gardener near Wrexham Maelor£21£204
Gardener near Wychavon£293£203
Gardener near Wycombe£29£194
Gardener near York£20£160