Whether you’re cultivating your next homegrown meal or building the rose garden of your dreams, embrace your green thumb this spring with the right bells and whistles. To kick off the planting, pruning and propagating, we’ve compiled the chicest gardening accessories that are anything but your grandma’s garden shears. From a wide-brimmed hat by sustainable label Artesano to a Japanese Kiridashi knife, these pieces promise to bring style and durability to your garden. Happy planting!
From the serrated edge to its concave blade with inch markings, you’ll appreciate the little details in the design of this gardening must-have by
Martha Stewart Living.
Source: The Home Depot Canada
Hori Hori Knife by Martha Stewart Living, $81,
Made of pure walnut and heat-treated stainless steel, this tool set by philanthropic brand
Barebones will last for years to come.
Gardening Tool Set by Barebones, $116,
Find another bag this cute that can be easily cleaned with a garden hose… we’ll wait.
Lee Valley x OUI Garden Tote Bag in Aegean Blue, $80,
Go straight from the kitchen to the garden with this simple yet practical linen apron.
Source: Chic & Basta
100% Linen Apron in Ecru, $105,
Featuring a unique sculptural shape that can hold up to two litres of water, this watering can embraces both form and function.
Source: Ferm Living
Orb Watering Can by Ferm Living in Cashmere, $159,
One-pint capacity with a removable brass-faced rose head; small potted plants and delicate herbs will appreciate the precision this tiny watering can offers.
Haws 1 Handy Watering Can, $32,
This hand broom’s curved edge and short grip makes it easy to use — there’s no hassle in keeping your stone edging and flower beds tidy.
Source: Lee Valley
Dutch Hand Broom, $20,
Sustainably handcrafted in Ecuador, sun protection meets style with this two-tone straw hat by
Source: Holt Renfrew
Urus Wide Brim Sun Hat by Artesano in Salmon/Terracotta, $350,
The Japanese Garden, designer Sophie Walker offers inspiration through a series of essays including the personal perspectives of leading artists, architects and other cultural practitioners.
The Japanese Garden by Sophie Walker, $95,
The waxed canvas and leather handle of the
Stephanie Alexander kneeling pad ensures comfort and durability while you tend to your garden.
Source: Shop House & Home
Waxed Canvas Kneeling Pad, $40,
Made entirely out of recycled materials, this is not your typical plastic watering can. The Liba is not only decorative but functional, too (it holds a generous capacity of up to five liters).
Source: The Modern Shop
Liba Watering Can by Ferm Living, $147,
Gardening is all about getting your hands dirty; just don’t forget to moisturize afterward. This shea butter lotion formulated with thyme, vetiver root and sandalwood is the perfect self-care ritual after a day of hard work.
Source: Shop House & Home
Kropp Collection Hand Cream, $27,
Cuts and scratches are common on the job. These organic bamboo bandages are an eco-friendly alternative that are perfect for sensitive skin because they’re free from plastic and toxins. Best of all, they’re compostable and break down in soil in a matter of weeks.
Patch Organic Bamboo Adhesive Strip Bandages, $9,
This shelving console made of Grade-A Teak offers a multi-purpose work surface with just the right amount of storage space.
Jasper Console, $1,395,
This modern planter collection adds an elevated finishing touch to your garden with its mix of textures and shapes.
Stone Grey Planter Set, $750,
Decorating your garden with the right lighting makes for an inviting outdoor space, day or night. The incandescent glow of these overhead string bulbs will do the trick.
Source: Canadian Tire
Montmarte Heavy Duty Outdoor String Lights by CANVAS, $55,
Master the zen garden look with the sleek and simple design of the Ripa bench.
Ripa Bench in Charme Tan, $839,
Easily add color and artisanal texture to fence corners and empty spaces with this raised terracotta planter.
Source: Crate and Barrel
Not Large Ridged Indoor/Outdoor Planter, $229,
This curvy flower plant pot is a mod addition to any indoor or outdoor oasis. Fill it with your
favorite blooms or keep it close to your gardening station to store small items.
Globe Flower Pot in Black, from $54,
Choosing colorful tools is an easy way to add a personal touch to your backyard. Match this pink hose with a Garden Glory nozzle and wall mount for the rose gold look.
Garden Glory Garden Host in Rusty Rose, $170,
A timeless gardening tool, string is as reliable as it is versatile. This eco-friendly option by
Worldlet is made of 100 per cent flax.
Flax Yarn, $8,
This innovative and customizable pot hanger is a handy accessory for showing off your favorite ceramics.
Source: Uncommon Goods
Garden Pot Hanger, from $48,
Crafted from blue carbon steel, weeds won’t stand a chance against this one-of-a-kind tool. The blade is designed to avoid dulling, so be sure to use the leather sheath when resting.
Niwaki Rattan Kiridashi Knife + Leather Sheath, approx. $106,
Repot while listening to your favorite podcast, or truly test the benefits of singing to your plants with this completely splash-proof bluetooth speaker.
Source: Best Buy
Bose Soundlink Revolve+, $300,
Trees, shrubs, fruits and vegetables can all benefit from the nutrient-dense formula of this organic fertilizer blend.
Source: Indoor Growing Canada
Gaia Green All Purpose Fertilizer, approx. $50,
The wheels of this outdoor plant shelf make it easy to transport pots and equipment. Plus, the four tiers ensure equal sun exposure.
4 Tier Wooden Plant Shelf, $140,
Author: Joseph Cicerone, Harleen Sidhu
Angus Mcritchie (feature, left)
Carol Papich (feature, left)