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What is the price of Garden Clearance?

Average Price
£45 - £65 per hour

What is the price of Garden Clearance?

Want to get your garden cleared? Read our handy guide to find out how much your garden clearance team will charge for their services.

What can a Garden Clearance expert do for your garden?

Gardens can be difficult to maintain, and without regular upkeep can soon become overgrown. Once that happens, standard tools won’t be able to keep up, and it can be backbreaking work to try to clear the land yourself. Such gardens are unsightly for the neighbourhood too, and can even reduce the value of your property. Plus, unless it gets sorted you won’t be able to enjoy your outdoor space properly. That’s why it’s time to call in professional help in the form of garden clearance.

Garden clearance teams specialise in the removal of grass, weeds, shrubs, hedges, trees and more. They’ll use a combination of heavy-duty tools and expert knowledge to remove all of the debris from the land. Your garden will be left tidy ready for use or garden landscaping, depending on your requirements. All of the waste they clear will also be removed and disposed of responsibly, saving you any extra work.

How much does Garden clearance cost? 

The cost of garden clearance ranges between £45 and £65 per hour depending on the scope of the job.

On a basic level, garden clearance involves scaling back overgrown grass, weeds and shrubbery. They’ll also trim back any hedging, restoring a neat and tidy appearance to the land.

Average cost of Garden Clearance
Average cost (per hour)£55
Minimum cost (per hour)£45
Maximum cost (per hour)£65

More complex jobs may require waste removal which can be completed for an extra cost, depending on whether the debris is hazardous or not. If your items are unable to be cleared by a garden clearance team, then you may need to pay for specialist removal before the work can begin.

What changes the price of Garden Clearance? 

The cost of garden clearance varies depending on several factors, including: 

  • Garden condition

  • Debris type

  • Garden size

  • Waste removal

  • Time

  • Location

Garden condition

It’s safe to say that any garden requiring garden clearance, is going to be a long way from being Chelsea Flower Show ready. That being said, there is a huge difference between a garden that hasn’t been pruned in a few months versus several decades. Therefore, the physical volume of plant matter plus any junk that needs removing will affect the total cost.

Average cost of Garden Clearance based on the condition of the garden
Type of garden clearanceHighest average price Lowest average price
Regular clearance£350£120
Complex clearance£600£400

Generally speaking, garden clearance will cost between £120 and £350 on average. But if the job is much more labour intensive and requires the removal of large or bulky items, it could cost £400 upwards to get it cleared. 

Debris type

What are the team going to be facing? An untidy lawn is one thing, but a garden that is so overgrown access is almost impossible is another. 

Some types of debris are more difficult to clear than others. As an example, brambles can easily entwine themselves between other plants. The likes of bindweed or Japanese knotweed can be especially difficult to remove too, due to how fast it spreads. 

Of course, trees and hedges also require a lot of physical labour to remove, including those pesky tree roots. Some people also want to clear old sheds or garden furniture. So, such jobs will take a bit more time and labour to get through. 

Garden size

Gardens vary dramatically in size across the country. As you’d expect, the larger the plot of land, the more expensive it will be to clear. 

Waste removal

When your garden has been cleared, this will generate a significant amount of waste that will need to be disposed of. Depending on your contractor, they may include the price of waste removal as part of your quote, which will probably work out cheaper too. 

Another option is to hire a skip, which can cost in the region of £70 to £400. Unless you are also having a house clearout (or are clearing an extremely large plot of land), a skip will be more expensive. So be sure to compare both options before you book, if you are looking to save money. 


Garden clearance is normally priced as a fixed fee, based on a quotation which will be given after an initial site visit. The quote will factor in the time the professional estimates the job will take to complete. In some cases, the job may be priced as hourly, though if so you should ask for an estimation of the total number of hours it’s likely to take. 


Garden clearance should always be carried out by an expert. Though as you’d expect, established companies are likely to charge more for their services. The company should have plenty of before and after shots on their website to prove their experience, and help you make an informed decision as a customer. 


As with any service you wish to hire, the price is always going to reflect the location due to the difference in living and operational costs. 

While each company is free to set their own rates based on the individual job, there are some fluctuations in the price of garden clearance depending where you live. 

Typically, contractors in the North East will charge £180 for garden clearance, increasing to £400 in London. The national average is around £250

Cost of Garden Clearance based on location
LocationAverage Garden Clearance cost
North East£180
North West£250
South West£300

Is it worth getting Garden Clearance?

When it comes to trying to tackle a messy garden yourself, sometimes it’s best to let the professionals handle things! This is especially the case if you aren’t able to clear it all alone, or if you lack the resources or even time to do so. Those who work in garden clearance tackle your very headache for a living, so they’ll make light work of even the most overgrown gardens. That will leave you free to enjoy the space as intended, without having to even lift a twig yourself. 

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