The 10 Best garden tools

Spring’s here, so it’s time to tackle that undergrowth... Make light work of your gardening with the right bits of kit

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1. Eva Solo

£17.49, firebox.com

The stylish, cool and curving handles of this innovative trowel and fork set mean that they slot together neatly for storage.

2. Chelsea Gardener

£55, chelseagardener.com

Includes wooden handled, stainless steel planting trowel, hand fork and three tined cultivators – all in a beautiful display box

 

3.Clas Ohlson

£7.99, clasohlson.co.uk

This delightful kit with watering can, spade and rake is perfect for the aspiring junior gardener. Even two-year-olds can get stuck in.

 

4. Bulldogs Tools

£50 madebyhandsofbritain.com

This company has been hand-forging garden tools using traditional blacksmith techniques for 230 years.

 

5. Country Living

£24, johnlewis.com

Country Living excels at gifts for the home and garden, so it's no surprise that this pruner and knife set comes nicely packaged.

 

6. V&A

£49.99, alfrescobydesign.co.uk

This print was designed by William Morris in 1883 and adds a charming accompaniment to this stool/tool number.

 

7. Laura Ashley

£39.98, lauraashley.com

This charming four-piece long-handled tool set includes a wooden-handled transplanting trowel and cultivator.

 

8. Poundland

£2, poundland.co.uk

Both pretty and useful for someone with no more than a window box, a couple of plant pots or a small roof garden.

 

9. Burgon & Ball

£36, qvcuk.com

This is a slightly more agile range of female-friendly gardening tools. Contains a sieve, scoop and weeder.

 

10. Draper

£15.84, amazon.co.uk

Draper Tools is a family run company that has been selling great-quality equipment for nearly 100 years.

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