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Care of Garden Scheme

The Care of Gardens scheme is being reintroduced on a phased basis, commencing on Monday 1 June.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, including a much-reduced workforce and requirement for physical distancing, we anticipate that this will take longer than normal to attend to.
Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Care of Gardens

West Dunbartonshire Council are able to offer free garden maintenance to residents that are in receipt of a disability benefit such as Personal Independence payment, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or a care service from HSCP, regardless of your age.

If you are in receipt of a state pension but do not meet the criteria above and would still like to take advantage of this service, a fee of £70 per annum will be payable to West Dunbartonshire Council.

You will not be accepted for the scheme if there is a relative in the house or living nearby who could be expected to tend to the garden.

Holiday homes will not be considered.

The scheme is available to tenants and owner/occupiers.

Evidence of eligibility must be submitted with an application or it will not be considered for the service. If completing online and posting evidence please include the online form reference which is detailed on the information page or confirmation email following submission.

The Care of Gardens Scheme covers

  • Grass cutting between April and November
  • at least 1 hedge cut per annum
  • Bedding maintenance and weeding is NOT included in the service 

British Sign Language (BSL) information video:  Care of Gardens


Complete the online application form 

Download the application form and return with any supporting documents/evidence by email or to the address below.

Address: West Dunbartonshire Council, Greenspace, 5 Elm Road, Dumbarton, G82 2RH

Telephone: 01389 608412