10 Stylish Tools That Will Upgrade Your Garden

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Whether you've honed your green thumb or you're just uncovering your passion for gardening, having the proper tools is the key to cultivation. And while they certainly serve a practical purpose, there's no reason gardening tools can't be stylish too.

From shears and mini rakes to hoses and watering cans, the standard slew of gardening basics has gotten a major upgrade as of late. Fresh color schemes, whimsical patterns, and beautifully minimalist revamps are just a few of the many ways classic styles have transformed into design-forward staples your collection needs.

Here, the best stylish gardening tools.

Anthropologie Long Floral Garden Gloves

Gardening Gloves

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Gloves are a gardening staple but that doesn't mean they can't be stylish too. Take this Anthropologie pair, for example, which features a bright floral pattern that even doubles as garden inspo.

Available in three sizes, the gloves are made of cotton and spandex with a synthetic leather palm that makes them both comfortable and protective. They're also adjustable and feature an extra-long length as well, so you won't have to worry about scratching your arms while you work.

Garden Glory Purple Rain Garden Hose

Garden Glory Purple Rain Garden Hose

When was the last time you saw a garden hose that looked this good? Its rad coloring aside, take one look at this outdoor staple and it’s easy to see just how different it is from the rest. Its outer plastic coating means that the hose is dirt-repellent and UV-protected, so you can rest easy knowing that its color won’t fade over time. 

At roughly 65 feet in length, the garden staple is pliable and non-kinking, thanks to its knit construction. Bonus points for the fact that you can also snag it in a variety of hues, soft blush and a dreamy eucalyptus tone included.

Urban Outfitters Garden Kneeling Pad

Kneeling Pad

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Days spent in the garden can be tough on your hands and knees, so it's important to protect them while you plant. One way is with a kneeling pad, like this one from Urban Outfitters. The design is a comfortable place to rest your knees while you work, relieving unnecessary pressure.

The pad is available in both indigo and khaki and features a foam fill for comfort. Plus, there's a top loop that makes it easy to store as well as transport to your garden, so you'll never have to worry if your hands are full of other supplies.

Williams Sonoma Gardening Basket

Williams Sonoma Gardening Basket

Crating your garden haul from the patch and into the kitchen should be done in style and there is no better way to go about it than with a dedicated carrier. This gardening basket can certainly stand up to the job with its streamlined build and perfectly minimalist form. 

The piece is made from a combination of wired iron and mango wood, which frames the sides and extends up to the handle as well. Its lacquered finish comes in a soft gray wash, giving the basket a subtle tint that’s a step up from the standard white. Use it to carry fresh fruits and veggies or allow it to double as a dedicated landing spot for potted herbs and plants.

A solid set of shears or scissors can go a long way — just consider them the workhorse of the garden. Sharpness is key, especially when it comes to cutting stems or pruning plants since dull blades can harm the plant by way of a blunt slice.

This set’s artful design is just one of the many reasons to love it. Its detailed build comes with a walnut wooden layer that makes for a solid grip, even if you’re using them without gardening gloves. Its heat-treated stainless steel blades call for a long-lasting product that won’t rust at first use.

Modern Sprout Watering Can

Watering Can

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Watering cans in all sorts of shapes and sizes but this one definitely takes the cake for being amongst the most creative. This ultra modernized version is made from rust-resistant stainless steel and it comes in two colorways — lustrous emerald green and an equally bright brass-finished one.

Its streamlined design allows it to easily fit in slender nooks, making it a major upgrade from the otherwise bulky watering cans. A slender spout and an equally sleek handle seal the deal.

The Floral Society Essential Garden Tools

The Floral Society Essential Garden Tools

A gardener’s job wouldn’t be complete without a reliable set of tools and this essentials collection from The Floral Society looks to be up to the task. From weed-whacking to planting to shoveling and more, these hand-forged tools can stand up to any outdoor task.

Made in Holland, the pieces are comprised of boron steel tops and ash hardwood handles, which result in a high-contrast finish that is stylish yet sturdy. The brand’s offering includes a potting and forged trowel, a weeder, a forged fork, and a 3-tine cultivator. Buy them individually, save on a set of two, or go for the complete line.

This clever set from Onvia is made up of a sturdy steel frame (that just so happens to also be lightweight yet durable) carrying a spacious tote and topped with a handy, folding seat. With it, you will find a selection of five essential garden tools including a broad face and a narrow face trowel, a garden fork, a weeder, and a matching rake.

The tote is detachable so you can set it aside you as you tend to your greens. Plus, it features a line of pockets where the tools can live so they're always accessible when you need them.

Forerate Multi Functional Folding Tactical Shovel

Forerate Multi Functional Folding Tactical Shovel

Shovels come in a bunch of different styles, but this foldable version comes with its own set of unique characteristics. Available in small, medium, and large, the high-quality tool can be folded down two or three times depending on the size, making it ideal for storage and transport. Made from iron and durable in design, the tactical shovel is available in green or black and its affordable price tag earmarks it as a must-have.

Magnolia Deadhead and Herb Mini Snippers

Magnolia Deadhead and Herb Mini Snippers

From pruning stems to cuttings herbs, a reliable set of sippers are a gardener’s best friend. A sharp blade is vital for a clean-cut, which, in turn, garners healthy stems. This particular set utilizes a clever design scheme that features a spring action handle that calls for a quick pinch motion to activate it. Easy to handle, even with one hand, the snippers’ cool mint and bold black coloring are simply the cherry on top.

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Anna Kocharian is a freelance design and lifestyle writer. She spent the last year tending to her quarantine garden, cultivating cherry drop tomatoes, Armenian cucumbers, and spicy radishes. The trick to her abundant success? Stylish gardening tools that brought form and function together with effortless flair.