The best garden kneelers
Stay comfortable during outdoor tasks with our pick of the best garden kneelers on the market.
Gardening can be relaxing for the mind - but it’s often tough on the knees. Potting, weeding and other tasks involving working close to the ground put a lot of strain on your joints, so it’s a good idea to use a garden kneeler.
With soft fillings and weather-resistant exteriors, outdoor cushion kneelers are designed to take the pressure off when you’re kneeling in the garden. You'll also find multi-functional kneelers that can be flipped upside down to become a stool or storage box.
While most garden kneelers are specifically designed for outdoor tasks, they’re versatile and can also come in handy for a huge variety of other jobs. Many people use them to stay comfortable during everything from house renovations to festivals and sports events.
We’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best garden kneelers available right now, from cushions to multi-purpose stools with grippy handles. Keep reading to find our top picks.
Looking for a softer seat in the garden? Browse our list of the best outdoor bean bags.
Best garden kneelers
Kneelo Knee Pads
For maximum convenience, try knee pads as opposed to cushions or multi-purpose stools you have to carry around with you. These pads from Burgon and Ball have a memory foam core and waterproof lining, as well as adjustable Velcro straps to keep them in place throughout the day. A practical choice for busy gardeners who enjoy pottering about the garden.
More like this
This design is also sure to come in handy when you're painting a garden shed or fence as you won't need to worry about moving the pad as you work your way along.
Celina Digby Luxury Garden Kneeler
Celina Digby makes beautiful garden kneelers and cushions in a selection of detailed prints. These ones have a useful carry handle and double-sided design. And while the cover is water- and stain-resistant, you can also remove it and clean it in the washing machine.
Denim Garden Kneeler
This garden kneeler has a handy in-built storage pouch to keep small tools and seed packets safe until you're ready to use them. It’s made from dark-washed denim with an attractive faux leather trim, and there are several add-ons you can buy to go along with it.
Buy the kneeler from Not On The High Street to personalise it with your chosen initials. Or order it through Etsy if you want to add gloves, a bag or an apron, or a selection of copper hand tools to your basket.
Draper Kneeler and Seat
If you want more from your garden kneeler, try this multi-functional option. It has integrated hand grips to help you get into position, and you can upturn it and use it as a seat, as it can hold up to 14 stone. Enjoy a well-deserved seat and cuppa after a busy morning in the garden.
Plus, there’s a useful storage compartment at the top, so it's packed with plenty of desirable features.
Constructed with heavy-duty plastic and rubber, this garden kneeler is perfect for use on rainy days when the ground is wet and muddy. Just wipe off the dirt when you're done.
Garden Kneeler Seat and Tool Set
- Buy now from Vonhaus (£27.99)
The two-in-one garden kneeler and seat is a popular design, with an in-built chair and support handles.
Vonhaus sells this sturdy version, made from powder-coated steel and foam pads on either side of the seat. The spring release mechanism makes it easy to pop up the kneeler and fold it back down again. You’ll also find a trowel, fork, rake and storage bag included in your package.
Garden Trading Canvas Garden Kneeler
- Buy now from Garden Trading (£25.00) and Joules (£25.00)
Durable yet attractive, this garden kneeler is constructed with waterproof canvas and finished with a faux suede backing and handle. With khaki and brown colouring, it’s smart enough to leave out on the lawn, but the handle makes it easy to carry and store when you’re done for the day.
Looking for more handy garden bits and bobs? check out our roundup of the best garden trugs!
RHS Burgon & Ball Flora & Fauna Kneelo Kneeler
Like the National Trust, the Royal Horticultural Society takes inspiration from its own sites for its garden kneeler. This striking one evokes the Chinese watercolours and hand-coloured, 19th century engravings found at the RHS Lindley Library in London. It comes with memory foam inside and a useful slot for carrying and hanging it up.
Check out the other items in the RHS Burgon & Ball collection, like the watering can and gloves.
Sicilian Lemon Kneeler Pillow
Nodding to the sunny climes of the Mediterranean, the pattern on this cheerful garden kneeler features vibrant Sicilian lemons. But despite its charming print, the cushion is also highly practical, as it has a soft foam inner and two useful carry handles, which make it easy to transport.
If you’re in need of some new gardening gloves, why not get the matching pair?
Strata Padded Garden Kneeler, Seat and Tool Storage
Another multi-purpose garden kneeler is this sturdy, polypropylene option from Strata. If you use it to cushion your knees, the legs function as useful supports to help you stand up and crouch down. But upturn it to use as a chair and you can store your tools in the handy slots either side or the seat.
Looking for a new stylish addition to your plant pot collection? Check out the best garden planters: 11 plant pots and flower planters for the outdoors.
Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.
Niwaki bundle worth £57 when you subscribe
Subscribe to Gardens Illustrated magazine and claim your Niwaki bundle worth £57
Container Gardening Special Edition
The Gardens Illustrated Guide to Container Gardening.In this special edition, discover colourful flower combinations and seasonal planting schemes for pots designed by leading plantspeople, and essential know-how for container gardening success. Just £9.99 inc UK p&p
Gardens of the Globe
From botanical wonders in Australia to tranquil havens closer to home in Ireland, let this guide help you to discover some of the most glorious gardens around the world