The 10 Best Garden Stools

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This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Gardening is relaxing and enjoyable, but only if you can avoid the aches and pains that often come from stooping to plant level. With these garden stools, you can spend more time doing what you love and less time searching for a comfortable working position. They are offered in many shapes and sizes, including those that give you a quick break and those that provide all-day support. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ohuhu Kneeler

2. BirdRock Floral

3. Rubbermaid Non-Slip

Editor's Notes

July 31, 2019:

At this time, we have opted to keep a selection of decorative and functional choices that are great for everything from casual to serious use. On the lighter end of this spectrum, we have kept the Deco 79 Drum and added both the Safavieh Double Coin and the BirdRock Floral. These offer you a place to perch when you need a break; they can also function as a side table or seating for a guest. Choices for more heavy-duty use include the Best Choice Rolling Seat and the Vertex Rocker. These allow you to work in the dirt for longer and with less pain than if you were to bend and stoop. For the greatest relief, you might try alternating between one of these stools and a garden kneeler, depending on the task. Finally, we have decided to add the GCI Outdoor PackSeat. This isn’t technically a garden stool, but if you have a large area to take care of and need to sit down from time to time, it’s a good — and portable — tool to have around.

Special Honors

Serena & Lily Teak Camp Stool With its clean, modern aesthetic, the Serena & Lily Teak Camp Stool would blend right into your minimalist, contemporary garden. You may want to avoid getting it dirty, however, as the price might just make it painful to replace.

Kathy Kuo Classic Prosperity The Kathy Kuo Classic Prosperity is more decorative than functional, but if you’re cultivating a rich, global look, it would make a fine addition to your decor. Each has subtle variations in the glaze for that unique, hand-made appeal.

4. Best Choice Products Rolling

5. Safavieh Double Coin

6. Deco 79 Drum

7. Vertex Rocker

8. Step2 Hopper

9. GCI Outdoor PackSeat

10. Ames Lawn Buddy Planters Cart

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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