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


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

2. Chelsea Gardener


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


3.Clas Ohlson


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


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


5. Country Living


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


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


7. Laura Ashley


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


8. Poundland


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


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


10. Draper


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