Advanced search

How do i get a job gardening?

(19 Posts)
spod Sun 16-Jan-05 00:00:18

(why does that happen??)

original post:
I really wanna get a job... something horticultural.... love gardening, been doing it 12 years... have NO training/qualifications in this area... although have degree and masters degree in social science disciplines... what can i do... can't afford to retrain...

rickman Sun 16-Jan-05 00:00:45

Message withdrawn

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 00:02:37

well if u happen to live in norfolk and dont mind my daughter tagging along... i'll sort your garden out!

KatieMac Sun 16-Jan-05 00:12:28

I live in Norfolk and I'm a childminders so I can look after your DD while you sort out MY garden.....pretty please??

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 00:13:04

where in norfolk?

Fran1 Sun 16-Jan-05 00:16:52

Can you not become self employed in designing gardens? start with a few ads and the rely on recommendations. or did you mean you want to get into somthing a bit more specialised.

I am a support worker in kent, and nearly everyone i see would like help in their gardens either re-designing, or just general up keep, and i can never ever find people to do the job for them! (not at reasonable price anyway).

Dp's Dad started doing it a few years ago as a "hobby" for friends, and soon he had a full time job out of it.

KatieMac Sun 16-Jan-05 00:19:27

Just by Acle ....... my garden needs lots of care, attention & love (a few hundred quid wouldn't hurt it either)

tillykins Sun 16-Jan-05 00:23:50

Adverts in garden centre spod?

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:26:11

so what could i reasonably charge do you reckon?

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:28:42

sorry katymac.... wrong side of norfolk for me... although if i ever get round to visiting me brother in great yarmouth i'll let you know!

essbee Sun 16-Jan-05 14:31:29

Message withdrawn

essbee Sun 16-Jan-05 14:32:00

Message withdrawn

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:32:58

that is tempting essbee!

SueW Sun 16-Jan-05 14:34:39


Round here (Notts/Derbys) pay would be about £5-6/hour for someone to do the garden (about the same rate as cleaning) according to local ads in Post Office. I know a friend in Surrey pays £10/hour for her gardener though.

essbee Sun 16-Jan-05 14:35:51

Message withdrawn

essbee Sun 16-Jan-05 14:36:49

Message withdrawn

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:37:37

When I have paid a gardener its been about 10-15 quid too.... am seriously thinking maybe I should advertise and see what happens

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:38:04

gotta go just now... back later

collision Sun 16-Jan-05 14:40:54

Go for it! Loads of people need good gardners or even just someone to do bits and pieces. Advertise in garden centres and at playgroups and I know you will be busy. I paid £10 an hour for a chap in London to do my gardening.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: