Gardens Illustrated picks out garden furniture, tools and lifestyle items that we think are the best and most exciting, based on independent research and careful consideration. On some occasions we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products. But this doesn’t affect what we choose to highlight and we will never let it bias our coverage.
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The best new allotment kit and equipment

As National Allotment Week draws to a close, get kitted out for with our very latest selection of beautiful and useful products for your allotment.

Beautiful and useful kit for your allotment

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Apron

Joules

Designed for the keen gardener, this stylish apron form Joules ticks all the boxes. Perfectly suited to fit all sizes, the cross body straps provide extra support and secureness for when you are busy with your gardening jobs. It also has two large front pockets which will provide handy storage space for your tools and gloves. Come rain or shine, this staple apron will prove invaluable for all your gardening activities.

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Cross body null apron, in Bee Navy, £22.50

 

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Trug

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A touch of true luxury and class form top brand Niwaki. This leather trug is saddle stitched with waxed thread, providing strength and durability to holding an ample load of freshly picked potatoes, apples, or even soil. It’s also easy to maintain and care for, just wipe off any dirt and oil it once in a while.

Niwaki garden trug, from £249


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Lunch bag

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Forget big, bulky, ugly looking boxes – stylish lunch bags are the way to go now. This chic design is made from sustainable, organic cotton, and comes with a stud-button closure. It’s easy to fold down once empty, and store away in your bag, thanks to its collapsible design.

Organic cotton lunch bag, £18
Anthropologie.com

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Seed tin

Suttons

A sturdy seed tin is an essential item to transport to and from your allotment. We love this stylish little number from Suttons. Made from powder-coated steel, has a hinged lid and handy internal compartments to help you organise your bit and bobs with ease.

Seed storage tin in stone, £29.99

 

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Foldable seating

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Stylish and lightweight, this pop-up chair can be altered to 4 different positions and the canvas can be taken off and machine washed. The acacia wood structure complements the striking canvas print, making this a pretty addition to your allotment area.

Deckchair, £70


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Daisy grubber

Homebase

A super-useful, versatile tool that will be used time and time again. Designed with a leather wrist strap, this daisy grubber can be carried along with you as you work. It also has a polished stainless-steel head that protects it from any rust, and the hardwood handle is weatherproof. This little tool is perfect for removing pesky weeds and any daisies from lawns.

Spear & Jackson traditional stainless daisy grubber, £8.95


7

Radio

John Lewis

A retro-chic, portable DAB radio with the added bonus of wireless connectivity; this radio is a must-buy. It can be powered by either mains or battery and has a crisp, clear sound quality. You can also pop in some headphones if you wish to have added privacy. Plus, it comes with a 2-year guarantee.

DAB/FM NFC digital radio in teal, £69


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Coldframe

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If you don’t have space for a greenhouse – don’t worry! This compact cold frame is an ideal solution to store your salad and tender plants in. Made from pressure treated thick timber, with stainless steel fixtures, it has been cleverly designed with a an adjustable roof, two lid support arms, and water drainage holes. Harrod Horticultural also provide a 3 year guarantee.

Wooden cold frame, £225
Harrodhorticultural.co.uk

 

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Trolley

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Perfect for carrying a heavy load – this steel body trolley has a soft foam handle for ease of grip when steering. It has durable PU tyres, a resistant powder-coated steel frame, and handy fold-down sides. Keep it parked up at our allotment and ready to transport light goods and materials.

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Gardener mesh cart, £49