The South West London Gardener

What Makes a Great Gardening Team?

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If you are planning on a revamp or transformation to your garden, you will probably look to hire a team of professionals to do this for you.

Gardening teams come in all shapes and sizes, and here at The Southwest London Gardener, we’re proud of ours.

We’ve created this guide to let you know just what goes into building and maintaining a great gardening team, so let’s take a look.

The Importance of Teamwork in Gardening

When it comes to big projects, teamwork is essential.

A gardening team is made up of individuals who when together, possess all of the skills to do a great job on your outside space.

Something that is incredibly important is how well this team works together.

Whether it’s conjuring up ideas for designs, or giving a hand lifting some heavy jobs, teamwork is a key part of an efficient project.

If a team can work together, providing inspiration, support, and assistance when needed, then it’s amazing how much more can be achieved.

The Southwest London Gardener Team

We love our team.

From the early days of the business in 2017, to today, we’ve had many people join our team, and every one has had the characteristics and passion that we look for.

There are many things that we value just as much as experience, and the character and values of a person are always a key factor in choosing who to add to the team.

Right now, we have a core group who love working together and always get on throughout any project, which is just one of the reasons this job is such as pleasurable one to do.

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7 Key Components of a Great Gardening Team


Knowledge and expertise are vital across any gardening team.

If you can have a group of people who between them know everything there is to know across the world of gardening, then you’re sure to be able to always know what is best and be able to overcome any issues.

If you can tick all the boxes throughout your team, and everyone is willing to learn from each other and pick up new skills, then you’re sure to excel, grow, and always do the best job for the client.


Every team member has to believe in the others for a great team to work together well.

If someone comes up with ideas or suggestions, then while open and honest feedback is always a good idea, believing that they can achieve what they are saying and that they have the skills to do a good job is vital.

From hard landscaping to design, it’s important to believe in your colleagues and trust them to always make the client happy and do the best job possible.


We’ve mentioned this already in this blog, but it’s an incredibly important point so is worth mentioning again.

A great group of gardeners has to work together as a team.

This incorporates all of the skills listed here and more, and means that if anyone ever needs a bit of help, or wants to discuss something, then everyone is always willing to chip in.

From giving constructive advice to helping out with heavy loads, a team is only good when it works together, so finding the right people who are happy to do this and enjoy each other’s company is a key part of building the perfect group.

Wide Range of Skills

There are a lot of different skills that go into completing every gardening project.

You may be doing carpentry as you build a fence, horticulture as you plant new flowers, and design work as you plan everything in advance of the project starting.

While not every individual may possess all of these skills, if you can have a team with members that complement each other and together cover every base well, then you’re sure to be able to do everything the client wants and more.


A team must be organised or else they run the risk of things going awry during a project.

There are many different aspects to this, but as long as everyone is working together and singing off the same hymn sheet, then you should get a harmonious and fruitful project.

Straight from the initial stages of planning the project, right through to the installation and the final showcase to the client, every team member must be happy to stick to a brief, always knowing the timings that certain aspects of the job are needed and who is doing what.


A harmonious workplace is often a productive one.

This means that if you have a team that works well together, gets on, and knows each other well, then you’re more likely to see great results.

Having a team that contains many strong friendships is a big boost to collaboration and communication, which are all big elements of a productive and efficient team.

Most gardeners get into it because a love for nature, and therefore if they can enjoy work every day, love what they do, and really enjoy working with their colleagues, then there’s nothing not to enjoy about a day working on a project.


The final thing that makes a great team, is passion.

Every member of our team and all components of a great gardening squad should really love what they do and have a strong desire to create some great natural spaces.

This passion will help to create a team brimming with enthusiasm, and one that will always go the extra mile to get the perfect job done.

It also really helps in bringing a team together, as everyone will have a shared love for what they do and common reasons why they do it.

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Want to Join Our Gardening Team?

If you want to be part of a great gardening team, then why not apply to become part of the Southwest London Gardener crew today?

We are always on the lookout for someone with a passion for gardening, a can-do attitude, and a friendly nature to become part of our ever-growing family.

While experience is always good, we focus more on the person behind the portfolio, so whether you’re an experienced gardener, or someone just starting out, we’d love to hear from you.

The Southwest London Gardener

In many years of gardening, we’ve had team members come and go, but we’ve always maintained a great core of enthusiastic individuals who simply love gardening.

If you would like to see what we can do for your garden, then why not get in touch today for a free quote?

We look forward to hearing from you.