Grounds Maintenance Services

We deliver a range of grounds maintenance services to both public sector and private sector clients across the UK, including local authorities, housing associations, schools and universities, as well as commercial premises, such as business parks, retail premises, and industrial estates. Our high profile grounds maintenance customers include The Regent’s Park, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Manchester City FC and the V&A Museum. To give some idea of scale, across our UK operations we cut 60 million m² of grass, prune 1.2 million m² of shrub beds, and maintain 1,500 football pitches, amongst many other services!

Our grounds maintenance operations are delivered from a network of over 140 national offices across the UK, by over 4,000 staff in peak season, and overseen by a managerial and supervisory team of horticulture specialists.

Operations and specifications vary from contract to contract, but typically our grounds maintenance service includes:

  • Cutting and edging of grass areas across a number of regimes such as ornamental, amenity, verge and conservation
  • Pruning, weeding and cultivation of shrub beds, herbaceous borders and roses
  • Maintenance of playing fields, recreation grounds, football and rugby pitches, and athletics facilities
  • Horticultural displays, including planting and watering of annual bedding, hanging baskets, planters and carpet bedding
  • Maintenance of fine turf facilities such as bowling greens, cricket squares, golf courses and grass tennis courts
  • Cutting of ornamental, amenity and rural hedges
  • Maintenance of hard surface sports facilities including skate parks, basketball courts, tennis courts, and other multi-use games areas
  • Inspection, upkeep and repair of playgrounds
  • Controlling weeds and moss on hard standing areas
  • Snow clearance and grit application
  • Maintenance of horticultural features within cemeteries, as well as burial and interment services
  • Assisted gardening services for sheltered housing customers
  • External cleansing of parks and open spaces, including litter picking, bin emptying and sweeping

We are proud to maintain over 120 Green Flag accredited parks and green spaces, so our clients can feel confident that they have some of the highest quality green spaces in the country. Many of our clients’ green spaces have also been recognised with British Association of Landscape Industries Awards for their exemplary grounds maintenance, as well as many successes at the local and national ‘In Bloom’ awards.

A partnership approach is the hallmark of our grounds maintenance services. To idverde this means involving all stakeholders and ensuring that their interests are given full consideration. We work collaboratively with our clients to engage positively with local community organisations to deliver a customer focussed service that continually adapts to meet their evolving aspirations.


    What our clients are saying:

    BALI Adjudicator, December 2017

    “These beautiful gardens in Bexhill-on-Sea are pristine and the warmth and passion that goes into their care shines through at every turn.”

    BALI Awards Adjudicator, 2017
    Refers to Manor Gardens, Bexhill

    Southwark resident, November 2017

    “The work done by the gardeners at Leathermarket Gardens, SE1 is fantastic.”

    Southwark Resident
    November 2017

    J. Birtles, July 2017

    “Can I pass on my thanks to everyone involved in the maintenance of our parks – Battersea gets the [Green] Flag but it is only a representative for all the rest.”

    J. Birtles, Chief Parks Officer (Operations) Enable Leisure and Culture, Wandsworth
    July 2017

    Ann P, June 2017

    “I just wanted to congratulate you and your colleagues who have developed and maintain Peckham Rye Park. It is such a lovely area and beautifully cared for.”

    Ann P
    June 2017

    A. Rush April 2017

    “I am writing on behalf of the Loughborough in Bloom Board to express our gratitude and appreciation for the professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm shown in your work for the town and its residents.”

    A. Rush, Chair - Loughborough in Bloom
    April 2017

    G. Scott, April 2017

    “We walked through Addington Square on Saturday and were delighted by the beautiful planting in the Square’s garden and the careful choice of colour and plants.”

    G. Scott
    April 2017

    V Mitchell, March 2017

    “Peckham Park has been giving me, and lots of other people, a great deal of pleasure… We are so fortunate to have such a well-tended and stocked park.”

    V. Mitchell
    March 2017

    Carol and Raymond

    “What magnificent, colourful flowerbeds you have designed and planted in the Queen’s Park… A big thank you for making the park look so lovely.”

    Carol & Raymond
    March 2017

    C Andrews, March 2017

    “I visited Putney Vale’s Garden of Remembrance a couple of weeks ago and wanted to say how particularly impressive the gardens looked…. All in all the gardens are now looking the best I have seen them in years.”

    C. Andrews, Contract Compliance Officer, serving Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
    March 2017

    Claire, March 2017

    “[Peckham Rye Park is] such a beautiful place, and I’m so grateful for all the work and care that goes into keeping it so lovely, and I know I’m not the only one.”

    March 2017


    Stanford Hall

    Ministry of Defence (MOD)

    idverde colleague helps children to plant bulbs at Pucklechurch Primary

    idverde helps school children to get growing

    Floral display in Lion Sculpture in the Avenue Gardens at The Regent's Park

    The Regent’s Park

    Curo Huish Court wildflowers

    Problem area transformed into wildflower meadow

    Commemorative 3d bedding display at Castle Park

    Colchester Castle Park

    Operatibe using Foamstream on Hammersmith Housing site

    Chemical-free weed control in Hammersmith & Fulham

    Tree surgery Birmingham

    Arboricultural Services provided to Birmingham City Council

    Summer bedding at Bexhill's Manor Gardens

    Manor Gardens, Bexhill

    Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust grass and borders

    Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust

    Street hanging basket Kensington

    The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    Green Flag at Peckham Rye Park, Southwark

    The London Borough of Southwark

    Wells Cathedral and Green

    Mendip District Council

    Teams clear rubbish in Wiltshire

    Working in Wiltshire

    Bridge & Pond in Queen's Park, Loughborough

    Charnwood Borough Council

    Grounds maintenance Castle Park, Colchester Borough Council

    Colchester Borough Council

    Children get stuck in on Selwood Housing's planting day

    Community planting day with Selwood Housing residents

    Paragon operative hedge cutting

    Paragon Housing

    Queens Park with Principal Award logo

    Queen’s Park, Loughborough

    Steps to the terrace at Coombe Wood Garden, Croydon

    Coombe Wood Garden, Croydon

    Tibetan Peace Garden at GMH with BALI National Award logo

    Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Southwark

    Peace Pagoda in Battersea park

    Wandsworth Council

    Hobart House completed works

    Cheltenham Borough Homes, Partnership Working

    Ada Salter Garden, Southwark Park, BALI Principal Award 2014

    Southwark Park

    Summer bedding, Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot. BALI 2014 winner

    Courtenay Park

    Blue Sky team strimming in cemetery

    Partnership with Blue Sky helps ex-offenders back to work

    Peckham Rye Park in Southwark

    Peckham Rye Park


    East Staffordshire Borough Council

    Otley College L1 Hort Students Work (1)

    Babergh District Council

    Beds growing produce in the community glasshouse

    Teignbridge Community Glasshouse Project

    Gardeners with trays of plants

    idverde UK helps unemployed people Get Set for work

    Wycombe Grow team

    Helping Wycombe Communities to Get Growing

    idverde operative at work in Hammersmith & Fulham

    The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

    Using Foamstream as chemical-free alternative to glyphosate for weed control

    Chemical-free weed control trial in Southwark

    Courtenay Park, Newton ABbot

    Teignbridge District Council

    Floral Gardens at roadside


    Grass area with trees between housing

    Curo Housing Group


    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park