Cost to hire a Gardener on Bidvine

£14 - £20

National average price

£14 - £20  National average range
£14 - £20



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How much does gardening cost?

Mar 21, 2018

As gardening projects can vary widely it is always best to speak with your professional to get a custom quote that takes into account the different aspects of your particular project.


There are many ways to improve the aesthetic of your home, and your garden is a perfect example. Your exterior gardens are the first thing that people notice when they pass by your home. A landscape gardener can help you make the best impressions by tending to your shrubs and flowers regularly.

Whether you’re getting ready for the change of seasons, drastically redesigning the look of your garden or simply freshening it up, a landscape gardener could be exactly what you need.


On average most gardening projects take approximately 8 hours to complete. However, this can vary somewhat depending on the nature of your project. If for instance, a professional will be routinely dropping by to prune your plants and mow your lawn this timeframe could be much shorter.

Ongoing Maintenance

As lawns grow, so does your need for gardening services! Overgrown or unkempt lawns are unsightly and can affect how you feel about your home. Ongoing maintenance is the best way to approach your lawn care. Whether you'd like your lawn to be freshly cut once a week or prefer a more frequent maintenance schedule, a landscape gardener can easily take care of your lawn's routine.

Flower gardens can also benefit from regular maintenance throughout the growing season. Landscape gardening can help prevent weed growth and keep the borders of your garden neat. Nothing spoils the first impression of a well-kept garden more than an errant weed.

Gardening services can help contain your plants or maintain your vision for your green space. Even a natural and informal gardening style can benefit from regular maintenance to keep plants and herbs growing to their full potential.

Remember to ask your gardening services professional to prepare your garden for winter. Cleaning up dead plant debris and covering up your plants will make refreshing your garden in the spring that much easier.

Some landscape gardeners may also offer special price packages for projects that include ongoing maintenance duties. To help cut costs, be sure to ask your professional about this.

Type of Project

Landscape gardening can transform your outdoor space. Following a specific style throughout your gardens for a cohesive look will ensure your home looks polished and professional.

Depending on the project you choose it may involve adding new flowerbeds, more lawn and grass, pathways, or patio spaces. On the other hand, perhaps you will change the layout of your flower beds, tear up grass or remove existing patios or stones to get your desired garden space instead.

Below we’ve included some top inspirational garden styles you may want to consider.

In-Ground Gardens

In-ground gardens are always popular. Whether you want a small flower bed to brighten up an entryway or a large plot behind your home, an in-ground garden can be a great choice. Then mulching can help keep plants neat and tidy.

Urban Gardens

Urban style gardens tend to use pots and containers over in-ground beds. These are great for balcony gardens and patio spaces. With a garden like this, your lawn will stay pristine and pop with seasonal colour.

Cottage-Style Gardens

Cottage style gardens are vibrant and lush, often overflowing onto garden pathways. Vegetables, herbs, and flowers are planted together to create a unique look reminiscent of impressionist paintings. 

Formal Gardens
Formal gardens follow a balanced and clear garden plan and can take more time to plant and maintain. Landscape gardening experts can help shape trees and keep borders clean for a truly impressive garden.

Keep in mind that the cost of your project will vary depending on which style you choose. Some styles will require more intensive work to complete. For a more precise idea of how your garden style will affect cost be sure to ask your gardening services professional.

Size of Garden

Whether you have a large front garden or you are looking to transform the rear of your home, the size of your space will influence the overall budget for your project. A larger space or more complex project will require more labour from your landscape gardener, more materials, and more time to complete.

If you have a large garden area or complex project in mind, then you will need to adjust your budget accordingly.

To cut costs, you could build your outdoor vision in smaller sections. Separate your plan into pieces, such as tackling a front or side yard over an entire outdoor makeover. Adding a pathway can make a huge visual difference as can filling in sections with seasonal plants. By tackling your project in smaller chunks you can help spread out the overall cost.

Landscape Design

You'll need to consider several factors when planning your garden design. The size of your garden is important but so are the types of plants, trees, and non-organic elements like patios and pathways. The more complicated your design is, the more cost you can expect to be associated with your project.

Landscape gardeners can take your ideas and turn them into a vibrant green reality. They can design a garden that suits the character of your home and recommends the best plant types to work with your soil, available light, and watering schedule.

Start with looking at blogs, books, or magazines for inspiration to guide your landscape gardener. Keep in mind designing multiple concepts could carry an additional cost.

While a formal garden as we described above might need more initial planning from landscape gardeners, any garden style would benefit from the services of someone who knows how to make your garden a true sanctuary.

Cost Comparison of Popular Gardening Services

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Landscape gardening can transform your gardens and lawn into a beautiful, relaxing space. Why not start a gardening plan today so you can appreciate the outside of your home as much as the inside?

The cost of your project will depend on the size of your gardens, how much work needs to be done, and how much material you need. Don't forget to allow room in your budget for purchasing any materials like new plants, pots, or pathway stones.

Whether you fancy a rustic, filled-in cottage garden or a more sedate and formal plan, a landscape gardener can make your dream a reality. Ready to put the shovel in the ground?

Submit a free request for bids below and find a local landscape gardener today!

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