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Fareham Gardening Service

Community First Fareham offers a Gardening Service for older people and people with disabilities who live in the borough of Fareham and are unable to do their own gardening.

The Gardening service provides low-level gardening work including:

  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • Light trimming & tidying of shrubs
  • Low hedge trimming but no ladder work

Clients must provide all equipment and materials unless agreed otherwise in advance with the gardener. Tools and equipment must be in good working order.

Major work may require specialist expertise that we are not able to provide, however we may be able to inform you about other services.

Who does the Work?

The gardening is carried out by self-employed workers with gardening experience and a keen interest in gardening, but who may not be professional gardeners.

Gardeners are recruited through Community First by a process of:

  • Interview
  • References
  • DBS (police) check

All Community First gardeners carry identity cards.

How much will it cost? 

You will be asked to pay:

  • An annual administration charge of £30, collected by Community First.
  • An hourly rate for labour currently £10 per hour*.
  • The cost of any materials required*.

Hours, equipment and materials are agreed by the client in advance with the gardener.

*Fees for work and materials are paid direct to the Gardener on satisfactory completion of the work.

Any work other than the low-level gardening work included in this service is carried out under private arrangement between the client and gardener and may be charged at a different, mutually agreed rate.

Requesting a Gardener 

If you wish to use the service, please contact us for a registration form. This should be completed and returned to Community First Fareham office with your first administration fee of £30.

Your name and job details will be added to our waiting list until a gardener becomes available.

You will be notified in advance as to which gardener will contact you. Your gardener will be carrying a Community First identity card.

Be a Gardener 

We welcome applications from enthusiastic amateur gardeners who like to help people in their local community.

We take up references and police check every gardener (charges apply) before introducing them to the service and new clients.

Gardeners are self-employed and must make their own arrangements to register for tax, national insurance etc.

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Contact us

  • Call 01329 223140 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm. Any messages left after this time will be picked up on the next working day
  • Email
  • Drop in to Community First at 163 West Street, Fareham PO16 0EF

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