Simplicity in form and function are blazing a trail for beautifully made gardening accoutrements. From plant markers to hand rakes, let’s use what the pros use. Top manufacturers also offer equipment made specifically for the home gardener, allowing your time in the yard to be more enjoyable than ever before.
Terrain has taken a lead in sourcing a multitude of quality items for sale in the US market but many can be purchased directly from the maker, with a bit of digging around on the web. The trend is old world craftsmanship married with the value that functionality brings in tow; agrarian has never looked quite so luxe.
Our picks will stand the test of time and look good sitting out and about. Classic style never ages and a beautiful yard is the face of your homestead.
- Oak Leaf Garden Gloves
Velcro straps are the star of these durable leather and cotton print gloves. Offered in two smart sizes. to buy: $36, shopterrain.com
- Plant markers
Handmade in Great Britain and markable with a pen, these markers are a tradition in English gardens. to buy: Set of 10, $18, alitags.com
- Oak Travel Nail Brush
Tampico fibers make this double-sided nail brush produced by Iris Hantverk in Sweden an ideal implement for cleaning up after a day in the garden. to buy: $16, shopterrain.com
- Maple Garden Carry-all
Crafted from white pine, maple and metal mesh, these baskets are an heirloom carry-all. Offered in two sizes. to buy: $58, $68, shopterrain.com
- Tiger Bloom
Described as a viscous bloomer, this phosphorus based fertilizer is a favorite for flower production. It’s low ph helps keep it shelf stable for longer than most. to buy: $23-33 foxfarms.com and available at most garden centers.
- Garden Seat
The poly-canvas seat built with a sturdy steel frame makes a handy yard companion. Use the five provided hand tools, including a handy cultivator, or employ their slots for your own favorites. to buy: $76 food52.com
- Niwaki Mini Snips
Handmade in Japan from carbon steel and a durable spring, these snips are not only professional-grade but ideal for light pruning. to buy: $78, shopterrain.com
- Sneeboer Hand Garden Rake
Finished with an ash handle, the Sneeboer five-tine hand rake is an ideal tool for use between plants. Hand-forged from stainless steel, it carries a lifetime guarantee. to buy: $59, sneeboerusa.com
- Bergs Dotted Saucer
Made from Italian Galestro clay, the Bergs Collection embraces exquisite Scandinavian design. The saucers are footed and treated with a bit of silicone. to buy: $6 and $10, bergspotter.com
- Landscaper’s Shovel
American-made from high grade alloy steel, this landscapers shovel is strong and fights corrosion. The footpad is extra useful and the 12” blade is pretty ideal. to buy: $98, shopterrain.com