Hourly rate for a gardener in London?

(5 Posts)
koolforcats Thu 27-Jun-13 13:20:13

I'm in need of a bit of extra assistance with my garden so was planning on finding a gardener. The one I've found so far charges £17 an hour. I've no idea if this is expensive or about what I should expect to pay in London?

FayTality Thu 27-Jun-13 13:27:00

We used to use a local gardener, who charged £10 an hour (this was two years ago, so his rates are probably more now) but he wasn't a specialist gardener, but had taken early retirement and did a bit of gardening to supplement his pension.

We have recently started to use a different gardener - this one charges £17.50 per hour, but there are two of them so it actually costs us £35 an hour. These guys are 'proper' gardeners, and offer a more complete service (e.g. they will offer advice, returf lawns, cut back trees, move shrubs etc). Whereas first gardener was more of a mow lawns/weed borders kind of service.

We're in SE London suburbia.

koolforcats Thu 27-Jun-13 17:42:10

Brill, thanks. I guess this is the price to expect then! smile

CharmingCats Sun 30-Jun-13 16:21:09

Sorry, just jumping on the bandwagon here.... Can anyone recommend a gardener in the Sutton/surrey area? faytality would that be near you?

daisydee43 Tue 27-Aug-13 20:21:48

I work as a gardener in London and charge £18ph for maintenance if that helps

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