Private Estate Gardeners

Private Estate Gardeners

What is a private estate gardener?

A private estate gardener will maintain the gardens, they should have sound gardening expertise and skills to care for your plants and lawns. Private estate gardeners should have experience of working on the gardens of large properties and they have a good knowledge of formal gardens.

Private estate gardeners may be required to create themed gardens requiring knowledge of design with plants, shrubs and trees often ensuring all-year round visual impact for the Estate owner.  The growing of vegetables and herbs for use within the household is often an important an important job for Estate gardeners.

Private estate gardeners will usually work 37-40 hours a week and the hours could vary depending on the time of year. A gardener’s salary will be between £13,000 and £19,000 gross per year. A gardener working for a private household or estate will earn around 20% more.

Garden Managers or Senior Gardeners who specialise in grounds maintenance could earn £30,000 gross a year or more.


  • Gardening and garden maintenance
  • Fruit and vegetable production
  • Pest control
  • Maintaining any outbuildings and sheds
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Management of a gardening team.
  • Preparing the outdoor spaces for event, open-days, celebration or family gathering


Private estate gardeners should have sound gardening skills to care for the plants and lawns. Private estate gardeners should also be able to create a themed garden such as preparing the outdoor spaces for event, open-days, celebration or family gathering. The private estate gardeners should show passion about nature and the environment.

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