A gardener helps us identify with our wiser aspects such as correct speech and careful thought. We need to tend to these gifts of wisdom and not let them become stagnant. If we find ourselves looking after a garden within a dream, we are nurturing those aspects of ourselves that we have carefully cultivated and that we need to keep 'tidy', in order to get the best out of ourselves. Whenever a person appears in our dream in a certain role it is important to look at what he is actually doing. The gardener can represent the insights that we have gathered through our experience in life and can equally represent wisdom, but of a particular sort. Often the gardener indicates someone on whom we can rely, who will take care of those things with which we do not feel capable of dealing. You might also like to consult the entries for Flowers, Garden, Plants and Weeds.