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The role of a Gardener

Gardeners working for a Private Household would either have to be qualified with at least one years experience or have years of experience and knowledge of working in formal gardens.

Gardeners would need to be capable, knowledgeable and fit to maintain gardens of various sizes. They may be required to establish vegetable or formal gardens, yet be flexible to maintain swimming pools, Tennis courts and general maintenance.

All gardens vary in size and duties, therefore the duties will vary from job to job, but they should be flexible and capable at turning their hands to most tasks involved in the garden. Whether this means dealing with the machinery, greenhouses and the care of the lawn.

Other duties may include:

  • Security.

  • Feeding animals.

  • Happy about dealing with children.

  • Occasionally involved with running errands, which may include school runs.


Salary would depend on if there were accommodation provided.

Live in position, in which the client is required to pay for all expenses, bar, food and
telephone costs               £ 25,000 Gross/year.

Live out positions.           £ 30-40,000 Gross/year.

Hourly rates are usually:   £ 8-14 per hour.




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