Ben Rickard Horticultural Service aims to provide personal and dedicated garden maintenance services to domestic establishments in the inner, eastern, northern and north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We will strive to ensure that your garden continues to thrive and grow, ensuring that the correct care and maintenance is delivered throughout the year. As a small business that is solely focused on garden maintenance, we will provide reliability and quality of work, and make sure that your garden, whether small or large, is maintained by a fully qualified gardener, with the passion to ensure that your garden is always looking at its best.


Client Reviews

“My wife and I have been enthusiastic gardeners throughout our married life. However in recent years our ability to maintain standards has diminished because of advancing years and we have had to seek outside assistance. Early this year, we were introduced to Ben Rickard, whom we engaged initially to bring our garden in Surrey Hills back to a satisfactory standard, and then to maintain it to this level.Ben is reliable, punctual, hard working and not afraid to get his hands dirty. Despite a rather dry period the garden is looking quite good and we are confident it will improve with a return to normal conditions. Ben is young and enthusiastic and we have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Marg and John - Surrey Hills.


Ben has been looking after our garden for approximately 6 months. Ben has performed general garden maintenance including weeding, pruning, mowing, edging, planting new plants and cutting back tree branches. We have found him to be a friendly, reliable, hard worker. We recommend Ben.”

Joel of Canterbury

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“Life is so busy and although I usually managed to keep the lawn in check, the garden had become unruly! Ben mowed and edged the lawn and cut and shaped the overgrown box hedge. The garden beds are now weeded and the plants reshaped. A new layer of mulch will hopefully protect the plants over Summer. I can now view the garden with pleasure instead of guilt!”

Lyn - Alphington