Best garden kneelers

Stay comfortable as you work in the garden. Our favorite garden kneelers will provide cushioning as you dig, plant, and weed.

Yard Butler portable lightweight garden kneeler/seat
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Many garden tasks require working down low, which can put a strain on your back if you stay on your feet or cause pain if you kneel on the ground. That’s where garden kneelers come in. Use one of these and you can avoid bending too far or putting your knees directly on to the hard ground. We’ve rounded up the top picks for you in our selection.

Best overall

RED Home Club thick kneeling pad

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RED Home Club thick kneeling pad

Two sizes

This 1.5-inch thick pad will prevent knee pain and keep you steady as you work on garden beds. Pick from an 18-by-11-inch version or size up to the 24-by-14-inch version. The high-density foam from which the pad is made is robust enough to cope with stony ground, and it has a built-in handle for easy carrying.

Best for easy storage

TomCare garden kneeler seat

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TomCare garden kneeler seat

Keep tools at hand

This design does double duty because it can be used as a garden seat as well as a kneeler, and it can support weight up to 330 pounds. It’s easy to fold for storage, and at 5.73 pounds, it’s not a burden to take to where you need to use it. On-board tool pouches keep your garden tasks efficient.

Best colors

Gorilla Grip Original premium thick kneeling pad

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Gorilla Grip Original premium thick kneeling pad

Dries quickly

Select from eight great hues when you opt for this foam garden kneeler. It’s 17.5-by-11 inches in size and, like our other foam pad choice, is 1.5 inches thick for knee comfort. It’s designed to feel firm for long term durability and can be used on stony surfaces. Since it’s water-resistant, it won’t take long to dry out after use on damp ground.

Best for style

Abco Tech garden kneeler and seat

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Abco Tech garden kneeler and seat

Fold flat to store

A patterned three-pocket tool pouch that hangs on the frame of this model makes it a good-looking addition to your yard. This is another of our two-in-one picks, flipping over to provide a seat for pruning tasks or enjoying the view. The kneeler has a soft foam padding to extend the time you can spend on your knees.

Best gift

Yard Butler portable lightweight garden kneeler/seat

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Yard Butler garden kneeler, tiller, and terra rake bundle

Keep clothes cleaner

Prolong the gardening years of a relative or friend by giving them this sturdy cushion and bench. It can make comfortable kneeling possible, and the side handles ensure resuming a standing position is an easier task. Built from steel, this kneeler has a thick foam pad, and it can support 250 pounds. Not to mention, this bundle includes a teller and terra rake giving you all you need to garden. 

Our verdict

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Garden kneelers can be vital for some gardeners, and tending beds is a more comfortable task for everyone with cushioning between knees and the ground. The RED Home Club thick kneeling pad puts 1.5 inches of high-density foam between your joints and the grass or soil. With a handle incorporated, it’s no trouble to carry around your yard.

The TomCare garden kneeler seat can keep knees comfortable and works as a seat as well. It weighs just 5.73 pounds, and is simple to fold down for storage. And, its pouches ensure tools can be at the ready.

Sarah Warwick
Freelance writer

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes and gardens and loves investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper.