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How much does a Gardener Cost?

$40 - $130 per hour

    How much does a Gardener Cost?

    Keeping your garden well maintained can lift the aesthetics and value of your home. It also has the ability to brighten the mood and provide a pleasant outdoor space for your family. Gardeners have more responsibilities than you may think about the maintenance of an outdoor area. A good gardener will have an eye for detail, as well as embody the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience needed in growing, shaping and maintaining a garden.

    Services Available Average Reported Cost
    Maintenance $50 – 120
    Mowing $85 – $220
    Pruning Cost $45 – $150

    Below are the average gardening hourly rates for different states around Australia;

    State Average Hourly Rate
    NSW $85
    VIC $75
    WA $65
    SA $60
    QLD $70


    Gardening Services Price List

    Gardeners offer an array of different jobs and the quote you receive will depend on the type of gardening service needed. Other things to keep in mind to improve the accuracy of quotes is the condition of your garden, the types of plants in your garden and the size of the space

    Garden Clean-Up – $50 – $120 average reported cost
    Garden clean-ups can be scheduled as once-off jobs, weekly, fortnightly and so on. When you find the right gardener, it can be best to schedule the expert in advance throughout the year, so your garden is always looking pristine to enjoy. Garden clean-ups can range anywhere from $45 to $120 with a median price of $70 on Oneflare.

    General Maintenance $85 – $190 average reported cost
    A general maintenance of your garden in Australia can cost anywhere from $50 to $120 and the median price on Oneflare is $67. General maintenance of your home garden covers most gardening jobs. See more.

    Lawn Mowing – $85 – $220  average reported cost
    Traditionally considered a DIY project, lawn mowing is a chore that is easily neglected or forgotten. However, it can be worth the cost to have it done professionally. A lawn mowing job can cost anywhere between $35 to $55 with a median price of $45 on Oneflare.

    Pruning and Hedging$45 – $150 average reported cost
    To assist plants and hedges maintaining their shape, regular maintenance is required to prune and trim hedges, trees, shrubs, and bushes. This service also removes diseased, dying or dead parts of a plant or tree to promote further growth. A job like this can be estimated to cost $49 – $145, and on Oneflare the median price is $78. How often you’ll need to prune will depend on the type of plant you’re dealing with – it could range anywhere from one to three times a year – usually in the warmer months of spring and summer.

    Before and after of an overgrown hedge, pruned by a gardener.

    Before and after shots of a hedge at the front of a home. | Source: Total Garden Care (Qld) Pty Ltd

    How to Hire a Gardener

    Verified businesses
    Ensure the gardener you are hiring has a verified badge on their Oneflare profile. This means that they have provided a valid ABN and relevant insurance – this will give you the ultimate peace of mind when making a hiring decision.

    Check for positive reviews from past customers or even photos of past work. Seeing what a gardener has done for customers in the past will give you a better idea of their style.

    Include relevant information
    As always, to receive the most accurate quote, include as much information about the job to be completed as possible. This will help the gardener know exactly what is needed, what equipment will be provided and how much time will be required.

    Determine frequency
    If you’re looking to keep your garden maintained regularly, speak to a professional about how often they think their services may be required each month and whether they may have specials in place for repeat customers.

    Once you receive up to three quotes for your requested job on Oneflare, it may not always be beneficial to choose the cheapest quote.


    * The cost data is based on Oneflare and third-party sources

    Real Oneflare Customer Quotes

    Amy's Gardening Job

    Location PinMelbourne CBD, VIC

    Getting house ready for sale

    Type of service

    General garden clean-up

    Other services

    Adding plants to garden

    $200inc. gst

    Quoted by One Leafy Tree Gardening

    Steve's Gardening Job

    Location PinSouth Brisbane, QLD
    Type of service

    Lawn moving and care

    Area of lawn

    30 - 50m²



    $50inc. gst

    Quoted by Daniel's Garden Maintenance

    Megan's Gardening Job

    Location PinLower North Shore, NSW
    Type of service

    Garden maintenance and lawn mowing

    Garden service

    Weeds and pruning

    Lawn service

    Front and rear lawn

    $200inc. gst

    Quoted by Earthskape - Garden Maintenance and Landscaping

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