Gardening Service

Do you or your loved one want to stay living in your own home, but need some help with the gardening? Our Gardening team are here to support residents in Fareham, Havant and the New Forest who are older or live with disabilities. We will take care of the day-to-day work so that you can enjoy your home and garden.

Our gardeners can help you with low-level gardening work, including:

  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • Light trimming & tidying of shrubs
  • Low hedge trimming

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

If you require major work or specialist expertise, we are sorry that we cannot help. However, we may be able to signpost you to somebody who can.

About our Gardeners

Our self-employed gardeners have a keen interest and experience in gardening. They will always carry Community First identity cards for your assurance.

We recruit our gardeners through the following process:

  • Interview
  • References
  • DBS (police) check

Membership Costs

You will be asked to pay:

  • An annual administration charge of £30, collected by Community First.
  • An hourly rate for your gardeners work, as set by Community First.
  • 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.

Request 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.

We will add you to our waiting list and contact you when a gardener becomes available. Once you are matched with a gardener, you will be notified in advance of your gardener contacting you.When they come to your house, they will be carrying a Community First identity card.

Work as 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.

Contact us

Call 01329 223140 

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm. Outside of these hours, please leave a message and we will contact you the next working day.

Email:  gardening@cfirst.org.uk

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