rates of pay for professional gardeners

(19 Posts)
loobs2 Fri 19-Jun-09 10:39:28

Anyone know the going hourly rate for a gardener? We desperately need help with ours - general cutting back and weeding - and I've just been quoted £17 an hour - yikes! shock

Pannacotta Fri 19-Jun-09 15:34:46

Depends where you are, we are in Norfolk and the rates vary from about £10-15 an hour.

weblette Fri 19-Jun-09 15:36:00

Round here we pay £12.50 - South Bucks

Paganluna Wed 22-Jul-09 14:53:21

I am qualified to NC level in Horticulture and having recently gone self-employed as a gardener. I am charging £15.00 per hour and £12.50 per hour for OAPs. Given I have to pay tax nad NI , not forgetting travel time and fuel costs, I don't think this rate is unreasonable.

Hi,I pay a gardener for a whole day's work(8 hours), at £18 per hour, and that's not the most expensive around here in Sevenoaks!

PDR Wed 14-Oct-09 12:02:18

We pay £16/hr in rural Devon

MrsJohnDeere Wed 14-Oct-09 12:18:53

£10/hour in Hereford
£12/hour Herts

gabz Thu 17-Feb-11 22:17:26

I'm a gardener in South west London and I'm RHS trained, I also work at a plant nursery (Petersham Nurseries) and have worked for 3 years for my sister garden design and maintenance company before starting on my own. I charge £15 per hour for my gardening and this includes all duties... pruning, planting to power washing and i also have a lovely address book with tree surgeons and hard landscapers to hand!!

snice Thu 17-Feb-11 22:18:25

midlands £12.50 per hr

NancyDrewHadaClue Thu 17-Feb-11 22:20:08

£15 per hr Surrey.

Fiddledee Sat 19-Feb-11 08:22:32

gabz - what areas do you cover?

IreneHeron Sat 19-Feb-11 20:12:11

In London I charged between £15 and £20 ph. I'm RHS trained and have a qualification in garden design. I'm now in Scotland and charge £15.

PavlovtheCat Sat 19-Feb-11 20:15:35

£12 a hour or so in devon. or. my riend is not charging enough wink

gabz pm me. I need someone to turn a wasteland into raised veg beds.
Oh, and to prune a huuuge pear tree.

And basically sort my life garden out. grin

mummypiggy Wed 23-Feb-11 15:28:29

Hello
Does anyone know of a good gardener local to Guildford area? Many thanks

gabz Mon 28-Feb-11 18:40:05

Hey, I cover west London: Ken and chelsea, Hammersmith, Chiswick richmond and Surrey boarders
You can contact me on my work email: gabriellegardens@gmail.com

gardenmaker Mon 07-Mar-11 14:34:09

Hi - I cover your area. I am based near Farnham and have been a self-employed gardener for the past 10 years. My husband will shortly be joining me hence my interest in taking on new work.
I have been with a number of my customers since I started the business so references will be readily available.
I am RHS trained, knowledgeable about plants and passionate about creating beautiful gardens.
If you are still looking for a gardener I would love to hear from you - juliajaneheath@gmail.com

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 07-Mar-11 19:57:54

I today paid £18 an hour to a fully qualified gardener and designer in sarf London.

theholyroodgardener Tue 21-Jan-14 20:03:43

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