The best gardening services in Canberra


Looking for a gardener? We’ve found some of Canberra’s most recommended. Photo: File.

Well-kept gardens provide so much pleasure. They’re beautiful to look at, great places to entertain in and spaces to relax and watch the kids and pets play. Left unchecked, however, gardens can become overgrown and an eyesore.

Taking care of gardens takes time and effort. It can be challenging, especially in Canberra’s hot summers and cold winters. For many, landscaping, weeding, mulching and mowing are best left to professional gardeners. The best gardeners take the stress away and leave you to enjoy your garden all year round.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a gardening services, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great gardening service?

Choosing the right gardening service gives you confidence your home will look it’s best all the time.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a gardening service.

  • Reliable, friendly and professional. As with any service, you’ll want a reliable company that shows up on time—no last-minute cancellations that interfere with your schedule. You’ll also want a gardener you enjoy dealing with, who treats you and your home with respect.
  • Experience. The more experience a gardener has, the better their services will be. The best gardeners have the skills and equipment to overcome any challenge. They also work efficiently.
  • Knowledge. If you need a gardener to resurrect your outdoor space with new plants and landscaping services, opt for someone with extensive knowledge. They’ll reassure you that you’re buying the right plants for Canberra’s climate.
  • Price and insurance. Gardening and other outdoor services are hard work and take time, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. The best gardeners charge a fair price for services. They’re also fully insured in case anything happens while they’re on site.
  • Range of services. You might want a gardener who provides more than one service. If this is the case, check online to see if the gardener offers comprehensive services, not just mowing and weeding.

The best gardening services in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Trendy Landscaping Canberra

Trendy Landscaping is a one stop shop for all gardening and landscaping services, from full makeovers to general maintenance. Trendy Landscaping offers services such as paving, concreting, retaining wall repair and installation, excavation work, mowing and pruning – the list goes on! If you’re looking to give your garden some intense love and care, transforming it from a boring lawn into a real oasis, Trendy Landscaping Canberra has you covered.

Mary Kingsford recommended Trendy Landscaping on Riotact, saying “Trendy Landscaping does good work and is reliable.”

Elysium Complete Gardening

Elysium Complete Gardening is a Canberra landscape design and garden maintenance business that keeps gardens ‘oasis looking’. Fixed rates are offered, and prices are quoted before work begins, giving clients confidence. Services also include construction management. Elysium Complete Gardening is a family-owned business offering quality customer service and value-for-money.

On Riotact, Linda Lockwood wrote, “Elysium Complete Gardening reliable, well priced, pensioner discounts and always does a fantastic job!”

Freshaddress Landscaping and Maintenance

Freshaddress Landscaping and Maintenance provides top-quality work at affordable prices. A fully insured and registered business, Freshaddress handles all gardening and maintenance work and landscaping. No job is too big or small. Free quotes provided.

On Facebook, Ian Sackett wrote, “Brett and his team did an amazing job cutting down and removing three trees and getting a tree stump out of the backyard. They were professional, friendly, and made sure the site was clean and tidy once the job was finished.”

Budget Garden Care ACT

Since 2012, Budget Garden Care ACT has been creating beautiful gardens for those who don’t have much time to garden. A full-service landscape company, Budget Garden Care ACT’s services also include lawn mowing and maintenance, lawn restoration and turf laying, weeding and pest control, hedge trimming, tree pruning and more. All team members are professionally trained and fully insured. Work is 100 per cent guaranteed.

Anthony Rode wrote on Google, “Budget Garden Care has been maintaining our garden for over 3 years and we’re very happy with the service.”

Street Appeal Landscaping

Street Appeal Landscaping is all about quality that grows. The expert team, operating in the ACT and surrounds for around 10 years, knows what thrives in Canberra’s climate and how to balance elegant designs with effortless management. Services include maintenance, pre-sales clean-ups and landscape construction.

On Riotact, Julia Haley wrote, “Street Appeal Landscaping Excellent landscapers – highly reliable, communicate well. Rob is friendly, knowledgeable and his team is hardworking. Can’t fault their work.”

Tapper’s Mowing and Gardening Maintenance Services

Tapper’s Mowing and Gardening Maintenance Services is passionate about all things gardening. Clients benefit from great attention to detail, efficiency, a friendly approach and value-for-money. Nothing is too much effort and Tapper’s shows up on time.

Ellen Samuels wrote on Riotact, “Tapper’s Mowing And Gardening Maintenance Services has always done a great job for us.”

The Garden Barbers

The Garden Barbers provides a wide range of gardening and landscaping services in Canberra. This includes garden maintenance, minor landscaping, green waste removal and strata requirements. Services also include end-of-lease and sale preparation gardening and landscaping.

Charlotte Batley wrote on Riotact, “The Garden Barbers are fantastic! Hard working, professional and really nice guys.”

BFG & Sun

BFG & Sun provides grassroots care for healthy home gardens. Specialising in organic gardening, BFG & Sun handles a wide range of domestic garden maintenance including lawn mowing, hedge trimming, tree pruning and removal, and irrigations systems. They design gardens, handle end-of-lease garden preparation, investment property care and preparation for sale.

Tarn Arr wrote on Facebook, “Cannot recommend more highly. Genuinely caring and committed to doing an excellent job.”

A Few Good Men

Established in 2009, A Few Good Men specialises in landscaping, garden maintenance, fences and retaining walls. It’s a fully licensed, insured and qualified landscape and horticulture company. Clients include residential, body corporate and private businesses.

On Riotact, Jenny Mason wrote, “I highly recommend A Few Good Men PtyLtd They’ve always done excellent work for us.”

Odd Job Lads

The Odd Job Lads is a locally owned handyman business – a team of strong lads who will get any gardening and landscaping job done with a smile, regardless of the weather. Clients can trust that the Odd Job Lads will be reliable and provide quality services for regular gardening work, general tidy ups and larger landscaping projects. They even handle stump removal.

Lynne Audsley wrote on Riotact, “Rory and his team tackle anything from garden maintenance to garden design and complete renovation. Friendly and reliable.”

If you’re looking for more information on gardening-related services in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best nurseries, best landscaping suppliers, the best landscapers and the best turf and artificial grass suppliers Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with gardening services in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the gardening services listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do gardeners just mow lawns and pull weeds?
Some gardeners just mow lawns and weeds and others offer a more comprehensive range of services. Check online to see what the gardener offers.
How much does it cost to have a gardener?
The cost depends on what you need done. It also depends on how large your garden is and how complex the gardening work is. Cost can also be influenced by level of service. If your garden is in great shape it might not cost as much for a gardener to tend to it as it would if it’s overgrown and loaded with weeds.
Does a gardener require insurance?
It’s best to use a gardener who is professional, runs a reputable business and has the right insurances in place in case anything happens while they’re on site.
How often do I need a gardener?
Frequency depends on many factors. This includes the size of your garden. It also includes the type of garden you have and the services you want. It’s a great idea to chat to your gardener about how often they’re needed to keep your garden in tip-top shape.
How do I choose the best gardener for my needs?
First decide what you’re looking for. Just mowing and weeding lawns? Trimming trees, bushes and plants? Designing a garden area? This is important because not all gardeners provide all types of gardening services. Next, hop online and check websites for the gardener’s professionalism and experience. Also check reviews, references and images of gardens they’ve worked on.

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71 Responses to The best gardening services in Canberra
Cat Beerworth Cat Beerworth 4:35 pm 06 Sep 21

Haughty kulture 👌

Toni Smith Toni Smith 5:26 pm 05 Sep 21

Freshaddress top notch.

Ellen Samuels Ellen Samuels 4:56 pm 05 Sep 21

Tapper's Mowing And Gardening Maintenance Services has always done a great job for us 👍🏼

Kaylene Dore Kaylene Dore 3:57 pm 05 Sep 21

Street Appeal Landscaping is the best. Rob is professional and friendly, offered great suggestions and options to help with the design of my front yard. Attention to detail; hard working and a pleasure to deal with. I love seeing updates of the work they’re doing on facebook. Inspiring.

Molly Rhodin Molly Rhodin 3:39 pm 05 Sep 21

Mick from Spruce Almighty Garden Maintenance and Landscaping - great communication, awesome service and follow up.

Julia Haley Julia Haley 1:44 pm 05 Sep 21

Street Appeal Landscaping Excellent landscapers - highly reliable, communicate well. Rob is friendly, knowledgeable and his team is hardworking. Can’t fault their work.

Harlie Jensz Harlie Jensz 12:58 pm 05 Sep 21

Matt Russell from the Garden Barbers. Top quality service, attention to detail and the boys are just great blokes. Would highly recommend!

Cameron Russell Cameron Russell 12:48 pm 05 Sep 21

The Garden Barbers done amazing work at my house 👌 highly recommend them

Louellyn Violet Louellyn Violet 12:08 pm 05 Sep 21

The Odd Job Lads

Linda Lockwood Linda Lockwood 6:06 am 05 Sep 21

Elysium Complete Gardening reliable, well priced, pensioner discounts and always does a fantastic job!

Rebecca Martin Rebecca Martin 6:58 pm 04 Sep 21

BFG & Sun

Manz Luxford Manz Luxford 5:35 pm 04 Sep 21

Wee Willy’s Weed Wacking - total garden maintenance - Will is always on time, well priced and does a great job for his clients - and he loves whacking weeds 😁

Julian Raxworthy Julian Raxworthy 3:12 pm 04 Sep 21

It’s a sad day when the image for gardening is just trimming…

Jenny Mason Jenny Mason 8:27 am 04 Sep 21

I highly recommend A Few Good Men PtyLtd They've always done excellent work for us.

Kara Lee Captain Bramboeck Kara Lee Captain Bramboeck 7:47 am 04 Sep 21

Tristan from Jim’s mowing for sure!!!

Lynne Audsley Lynne Audsley 11:26 pm 03 Sep 21

Odd Job Lads. Rory and his team tackle anything from garden maintenance to garden design and complete renovation. Friendly and reliable.

Penny Dakin Penny Dakin 10:45 pm 03 Sep 21

The Mower Shed at Uniting Care Kippax.

Sean Bishop Sean Bishop 10:40 pm 03 Sep 21

Ben from Jim's Mowing. Him and his team are definitely a go to

Cathy Reid Cathy Reid 1:08 pm 28 Jan 21

The Garden Guys Canberra

Trace N Jase Boyé Trace N Jase Boyé 3:39 pm 27 Jan 21

Whip It Lawns & Gardens

Reliable, professional, hard working & friendly guys

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