The Garden Assistance Scheme

If you’re having trouble looking after your garden because you’re older or you have disabilities, you may qualify to join the garden assistance scheme.

There’s a limited number of places on the scheme, so you’ll go onto a waiting list when you apply, and we’ll get in touch as soon as a place becomes available.

The scheme covers:

  • cutting your grass 12 times a year between March and October
  • cutting hedges twice a year, between May and June, and between October and November
  • a winter clean-up between November and March, including pruning shrubs and roses.

The scheme doesn't cover:

  • maintaining rockeries
  • looking after newly planted areas
  • vegetable patches    
  • ponds
  • fencing.

To qualify, you must be:

To be eligible for the Garden Assistance Scheme, you must be a council tenant who subscribes to Nottingham City Council's garden waste collection service. You must also be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Low level carers' Disability Living Allowance
  • High level mobility Disability Living Allowance

or aged 70 or above and: 

  • Have no-one living in your household who is not registered disabled
  • Have no rent arrears over £500 (unless you're on and keeping to a repayment plan).

If you think you’re eligible for the garden assistance scheme and you’d like to apply, please complete an application formand send it to us by email with the documents we request on the form. 

For more information call 0115 746 9555 or email us.