Garden maintenance jobs are ideal for anyone with horticulture knowledge or training and gardening experience who is looking for an opportunity to use and develop their skills.

What does a garden maintenance operative do?

Garden maintenance jobs require you to use your landscaping skills as well as use your knowledge of plant and lawn care to maintain gardens in both private and public areas. The types of duties involved in a gardening job can include:

    • • Grounds maintenance, including grounds clearance and cleaning of water features and irrigation systems
    • • Horticulture and plant care
    • • Weeding and pruning
    • • Lawn care
    • • Tidying and planting of flower beds, borders and containers
    • • Pest control


What qualifications, skills and experience do I need to be a garden maintenance operative?

A qualification in horticulture or previous landscaping experience are often preferred for garden maintenance jobs. Some work is independent, but you are also part of a team, so you need to be able to work both alone and with others. You may sometimes need to liaise between the client and the customer, so a professional approach and good communication skills are important in this job.

Most garden maintenance operative jobs will ask you to have a driving licence and a PA1/PA6 spraying license is often required.


Where can you work as a garden maintenance operative?

Gardening and grounds maintenance jobs are available in locations across the country and can be in private, public or commercial settings.

We work with clients in the south of England and regularly place candidates in gardening jobs in and around London, Kent, Sussex and Surrey. You can see an example of a job description for a garden maintenance operative in London.

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If you have further questions or would like to register for a garden maintenance job, contact us today.


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