10 Easy Pieces: Garden Kneelers by

Issue 12 · Spring Forward · March 26, 2014

10 Easy Pieces: Garden Kneelers

Issue 12 · Spring Forward · March 26, 2014

Getting out in the garden for spring cleaning and planting is tough on a gardener's knees. Garden kneeling pads to the rescue. Here's a round up of three kinds—knee pads, kneelers, and foldable kneeling benches—to spare your knees this spring: 


Garden Kneeler of Waterproof Canvas from Terrain, Remodelista  

Above: This Garden Kneeler is handcrafted of waterproof canvas with a rot-proof foam pad and jute handles. Adorned with a pocket to carry your weeding tool or garden gloves, it is available in green and red (to keep from loosing in the greenery); $48 at Terrain.

Royal British Legion's canvas garden kneeling pad ; Gardenista

Above: Covered in a lightweight, water-resistant canvas cover, Garden Kneeling Pad has a canvas handle and is £6.99 from Poppy Talk. (All proceeds go to benefit the Royal British Legion's armed forces and families.)

Woollen Garden Kneeling Pad ; Gardenista

Above: Both the filling and top cover of this knee pad are wool; the bottom cover is made of waterproof nylon. The cover is washable (in cold water). The Woollen Kneeling Pad is 34€ from Manufactum.

Recycled Tube Garden Kneeling Pad, Gardenista  

Above: Made in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from recycled inner tubes of industrial tires, the Recycled Tube Kneeling Pad is smooth and flexible. The material is slip resistant, water resistant, and abrasion resistant. It features an inch-thick foam cushion slipped inside; $25 at Uncommon Goods.

Fiskars garden kneeler ; Gardenista  

Above: Simple foam kneeling pads are a dime a dozen. We like the durable Fiskars Ultralight Large Kneeling Cushion made from EVA foam that won't absorb moisture and is abrasion resistant; $5.49 through Fiskars.

Waxed cotton and leather kneeling pad ; Gardenista

Above: A Waxed Cotton and Leather Trim Kneeler is £25 from Bradleys Tannery.

  Haws leather garden kneeler ; Gardenista

Above: From Haws, a Leather Garden Kneeler has a waxed cotton pad for comfort; £29.99 from Amazon UK.

Foldable Kneeling Benches

Foldable cushioned garden kneeling bench ; Gardenista

Above: Made of steel, a cushioned foldable kneeler can be flipped over and used as a bench; the Garden Kneeler Bench is $34.99 from Target.

Folding gardeners kneeler bench ; Gardenista

Above: Lightweight and portable, a folding cushioned Folding Garden Kneeler Bench is £16.49 from Southend.

Knee Pads

Leather gardeners' knee pads ; Gardenista

Above: Handmade by Shropshire craftsmen for Bradleys Tannery, a pair of gardener's Leather Knee Pads in chocolate (also available in pink) is £30 from Mojo London.

Burgon and Ball Gardening Knee Pads, Gardenista
Above: Burgon & Ball's Gardening Knee Pads are crafted with a waterproof neoprene shell. The innards are a shock-absorbing foam core wrapped with memory foam for comfort; $11.99 (in slate as shown) at Williams Sonoma. UK-based readers can purchase the Kneelo Gardening Knee Pads from Burgon and Ball directly for £16.95 (available in six colors).

Also consider upgrading your hand protection; see 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Gloves.

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