Unfortunately, the gardener has not posted a deposit and signed a lease. Most haven't even been shaken down for a green card. Who even knows what the gardeners real name is or where he lives? Yet, we want him to have a key.
None of my places even have a locked garden...so what is the difference...walk in without a key because there isn't a gate and lock...or walk in with a key because of the gate with lock. The key wouldn't open anything except the garden gate. If I didn't want him to have access to the garden..why would I hire a gardener?
Frankly, I don't understand why the garden gate is locked at all.