Don't compromise on style when tackling your gardening jobs. Wearing the right apparel for the garden or allotment is as important as the tools you use - you need to be comfortable, able to move freely and protected from the elements.


We've rounded up ten of the best jackets from the gardening. Ranging from a long, waterproof jacket, quilted pleather jacket, Niwaki work jacket to insulated windproof : we have you covered.

Best gardening jackets for women

Niwaki Kojima jacket

From top gardening brand Niwaki comes the Kojima work jacket. You can move about freely in the Kojima thanks to the 2% stretch incorporated into the design with indigo selvedge denim, sourced from Kurashiki. You can lop trees, climb ladders and prune with comfort and ease. The deep lined pockets are ideal for storing tools and gloves in. The loose fitting nature of the design will also help keep you cool during warmer months. It’s stylish enough to dress up for a modern, off-duty look. The jacket can easily be stored away by simply rolling up, and an included denim tote bag comes with it for extra storage.

Women's Diablo Dynamic Jacket

The Diablo Dynamic jacket is a versatile option to suit all your daily needs when you’re busy outside battling rain or frost. It makes a great everyday jacket too, but is particularly ideal for gardening during colder weather thanks to the waterproof and windproof fabric it’s been designed with. DryVent™ fabric technology ensures that your body temperature is regulated and keeps you warm and comfortable whilst you work outside. Designed with the planet in mind, it’s made using recycled polyester.

Long Iona Coat

The Iona Long Coat comes in a ¾ length and is a popular staple design, cut in an A-line shape it provides a flattering fit to all sizes. But the stylish benefit do not compromise the practical ones. This long coat is made with soft jersey lining, fully tapered seams, and has the added bonuses of being waterproof, windproof and breathable – perfect for the wild weather outdoors. It is easy to clean as it can be popped in the washing machine.

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There is plenty of storage thanks to two handy front pockets and a zipped internal pocket. So you can carry your gardening gloves and hori hori tool, and even your phone, safely with you whilst tackling gardening jobs. Available in a range of cheerful colour options, including Raspberry, Deep Green and Sunrise.

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket

Don’t let the frost stop you from tending to those important winter gardening jobs. Wrap up warm in this women’s outdoor jacket. The microfleece-lined neck and centre-front zipper will keep you protected from harsh winds and chills. For extra protection, the adjustable hood comes with a laminated visor that rolls down and can be stowed away.

An adjustable drawcord hem and two zippered handwarmer pocketswill help keep you feeling secure and snug. Plus, it's Fair Trade Certified™ sewn and made from recycled fabric, making this a sustainable purchase that will prove to be invaluable for all your gardening jobs.

Berghaus Women's Nula Insulated Jacket

This lightweight, short jacket from Berghaus combines sustainability with practical benefits. Made from bluesign® approved fabrics and PFC Free Durable Water Repellent materials, you know you’re making an ethical purchase with this outdoor jacket. Despite being padded and super-comfy, this jacket is incredibly lightweight thanks to the light synthetic insulation which will keep you warm, but also enable breathability and ease for moving around in.

For extra-cold days in the garden, the inner stretch cuff around the wrists keeps chills away and the comfy collar stretches all the way up to your chin to keep you snug from any drafts. Two zipped pockets also enable you to securely carry and store small items.

Fjallraven Women's Vardag Anorak

Swedish brand, Vardag, have designed this women’s jacket to withstand harsh elements, but not compromise on protection and practicality. Made from a combination of 65% recycled polyester and 35% organic cotton, this durable, weather resistant jacket comes with an adjustable hood and long zipper to keep you protected and warm.

There is a super-handy kangaroo pocket at the front, and several hand and inner-mesh zipper pockets incorporated in this design, which are perfect for carrying small gardening tools and essentials with you whilst you work on your garden or allotment. Suitable for use all year round, you can even layer up with an additional fleece or under jacket thanks to the roomy design of this athletic jacket.

Joules Newdale Quilted Jacket

The stunning quilted Newdale jacket from Joules ticks all the boxes for wearing in the garden. Inspired by the countryside, the princess seams and pleather detailing add a layer of quilted protection. There are many hidden benefits to this stylish jacket such as, angled pockets, a zip and popper fastening and back belt that can be adjusted by poppers to fit and flatter your shape. Woven into this design are vent openings at the cuffs, which can be adjusted to your pleasing.

Made from a combination of cotton and polyester, the flattering princess seams and brass trims add a premium touch to this short jacket. With its designer looks, it may come as a pleasant surprise that this jacket can be looked after at home, as it can be machine washed and tumble dried on a low heat. The floral lining is a hidden, pretty addition to this stunning piece from Joules. Pictured here is Grape Leaf, but there are other colour options such as Caramel and True Black.

Seawater Women's Waterproof Jacket

Made from a combination of 100% cotton and polyester, this modern jacket is equipped with Trespass Technology, Tres-Tex Technology, for a breathable, waterproof and windproof jacket. Ideal for hectic weather conditions, this jacket is a mid-length meaning that you can work in the garden with ease but also have protection from rain and colder weather conditions.

There is plenty of storage with two pockets with flaps, large enough for garden tools, and an additional two zip pockets for safely tucking away small items. Plus, the grown-on hood has adjusters and there are two adjustable flaps on the sleeves making is easy for you to adjust the coat to fit you comfortably and keep you snug and warm. On top of all these features, the jacket itself is a stylish number with a striped jersey lining and is available in a choice of bold colours to add a burst of colour to grey weather.

Women's UA Forefront Rain Jacket

We’ve covered jackets ideal for colder weather, but how about the warmer months? Or perhaps you might be looking for a light undercoat to add to cosy fleece or gilet? This lightweight rain jacket from Under Armour is an economical option to add to your gardening outerwear collection. It’s both waterproof and breathable, thanks to UA Storm technology.

The full mesh lining adds extra breathability and is ideal when performing physically demanding gardening jobs. The added secure, zipped hand pockets provide extra storage for securely carrying small valuables such as your keys or phone. It’s available in Mauve Pink (as pictured) and Black.

Joules Shoreside Hooded Coat


A practical addition to hang on your coat stand, this athletic mid-length jacket combines contemporary cool with quality design. Designed for withstanding the elements outdoors, this long sleeve jacket is made from cotton for a comfortable wear. The soft structure enables fluid movement and flexibility – perfect for use when gardening. There is also a built-in hood with adjustable fasteners for an added layer of protection. It’s easy to maintain this jacket as it can be machine washed at 30°C. Available in a multitude of bright, pastel colours, this colourful coat is practical yet stylish.


Katie BealeEditorial & Digital Assistant

Katie is Editorial & Digital Assistant on Gardens Illustrated