Our Gardening Service assists elderly and disabled clients to make their gardens easier to maintain so they can continue to live in their own homes for longer. We strive to make gardens a source of joy, rather than a cause for worry and stress.

Who is it for?

Our service is available to elderly or disabled residents living in Hunters Hill, Ryde, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby council areas. With around 100 new client inquiries every year, demand for the service often exceeds capacity, so clients are prioritised based on need and ability to obtain alternative assistance. Pensioners receive higher priority.

Our Gardening Service includes an assessment of your garden. By discussing your objectives, we develop a suitable plan to make your garden easier to maintain.

Our service is provided by a teams of volunteers led by one or more qualified and experienced staff members. In our twice-yearly visits, we then assist with ongoing maintenance. If we are not able to tackle the whole garden at once, we may propose a staged approach.

Our assistance may include:

  • Noxious weed control/removal
  • Recommendation/sourcing/installation of new plants
  • Maintenance tasks such as pruning, weeding, fertilizing etc
  • Mulching
  • Removal of green waste to the tip


Fee Description / Eligibility
Fee Varies From $20 to $100
Depending on gardening work required and client pension status, a fee is charged ranging from $20 – $100. Materials such as mulch and fertilizer and tip fees are charged at cost. Selected ‘easy care’ plants may be provided at a fraction of retail price.

Areas Serviced

Lane Cove Area North Sydney Area Mosman Area
Ryde Area Hunters Hill Area
Contact the Home Modifications and Maintenance Coordinator on 02 9427 6425 or email support@sydneycs.org

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain