This is a guide to finding a gardener in Inverness. Over the last decade, there has been a proliferation of television garden design and makeover programmes. However, we don’t all have the time, skills or the inclination to keep up with the gardening and sometimes it’s better using the time to enjoy relaxing in the garden.
As well as something to enjoy, a well maintained garden could add value to your house, or conversely, a poorly maintained garden could reduce the chances of a sale! Whatever the reason, a gardener or landscaper can help you turn your garden into a haven to relax and enjoy.
Gardeners come under different titles but essentially there are two types. Depending on your requirements, general gardeners help with maintenance and will carry out a regular programme of lawn mowing, weeding, planting and hedge trimming. Contracts will vary from individual to individual and therefore they tend to be flexible, working in some places daily, others once a week.
Landscape Gardeners in Inverness tend to work on one off garden design projects. They are the builders and architects of the gardening world. Usually the client may have them around which the landscaper can build a design and help select and advice on suitable plants.
Part of planning a garden is looking for inspiration. Inverness Floral Hall and Gardens is a good place to start. It hosts a plant collection from all around the world including orchids, cacti and varieties of begonia. There is a good selection of herbs, trees and cottage plants. The gardens are open most of the year with a small admission fee and there’s a small cafe for a relaxing cup of tea.