Maintenance/Gardener for Private Households

A Maintenance/Gardener in a Private Household is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and beautification of the property’s outdoor spaces and physical structures.

Their role involves ensuring that the grounds, gardens, landscaping, and exterior areas of the private estate or household are well-maintained and visually appealing.


A large white water fountain in a garden.

Responsibilities of Maintenance/Gardeners:

Landscaping and Gardening

Designing, planting, cultivating, and maintaining the gardens, lawns, flowerbeds, shrubs, trees and other outdoor green spaces on the property.

Lawn Care

Mowing, fertilising, aerating, and edging the lawn to keep it healthy and well-groomed.

Pruning and Trimming

Trimming and pruning trees, shrubs, and other plants to maintain their shape, health, and appearance.

Weeding and Pest Control

Removing weeds, managing pests, and implementing pest control measures to ensure the health of plants and gardens.

Irrigation and Watering

Monitoring and maintaining irrigation systems to ensure proper hydration of plants and landscapes.

Outdoor Maintenance

Performing general outdoor maintenance tasks such as cleaning paths, driveways, and outdoor furniture, as well as repairing fences, gates, and other structures.

Seasonal Planting and Care

Planting seasonal flowers, bulbs, and other plants, and providing care appropriate to the changing seasons.

Equipment Maintenance

Maintaining and servicing gardening equipment, tools, and machinery to ensure they are in proper working condition.

Landscape Design

Collaborating with landscape designers or architects to implement and enhance the aesthetic vision of the outdoor spaces.

Horticultural Knowledge

Staying informed about horticultural trends, plant care techniques, and sustainable landscaping practices.

Safety and Security

Ensuring that the outdoor areas are safe and secure for residents, guests, and staff by addressing potential hazards.

A tassled key in a door.


What is the salary of a Maintenance/Gardener in a Private Household?

The salary of a Maintenance/Gardener in a Private Household can vary on several factors including size of the property, complexity of the gardening tasks, location, level of experience and additional benefits.

A Maintenance/Gardener can earn between £25,000 and £40,000 or more per year.