A Gardenerand Housekeeper Couple are often employed in households with large grounds and gardens. They offer dual skills gardening and housekeeping, ensuring the grounds and gardens are well cared for throughout all the seasons and the household is cleaned and well maintained.


Gardener duties and skills:

  • Plant and shrub management and mowing lawns
  • Forestry work and management (should possess a chainsaw licence)
  • Maintaining security of the grounds
  • Caring for existing established gardens
  • Planting new plants, shrubs and trees
  • Pest control
  • Operation and good working knowledge of garden machinery

Housekeeper duties and skills:

  • Cooking and serving meals for the household
  • Cleaning the interior of the home
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Assisting with the cooking and serving for special events
  • Running errands including grocery shopping
  • Making the beds
  • Polishing the silver
  • Mending clothes
  • Caring for household pets
  • Maintaining stock of cleaning and household supplies

Working Hours of a Gardener & Housekeeper Couple

A live-in Gardenerand Housekeeper Couple, typically works a 5-day week for 10 to 12 hours a day.

A full-time live-out Gardenerand Housekeeper Couple usually works an 8 to 10-hour day.

Salary of a Gardener& Housekeeper Couple

A live-in Gardener and Housekeeper Couple are on average paid £52,000 to £82,000 (combined) in the UK internationally £80,000+

A live-out Gardener and Housekeeper Couple are on average paid £70,000 to £85,000 (combined) in the UK