There’s no denying gardening can be a messy business. Whether you’re re-potting in the greenhouse or kneeling over flowerbeds, clothes can get soiled and damp pretty quickly. That’s where gardening aprons come in, offering protection for your clothing and handy pockets for storing bits and bobs while you’re working.
If you’re looking for something more functional, there are shorter garden tool belts that tie around the waist as well as full aprons with bibs in floral prints and personalised designs. Below, we share a selection of gardening aprons and tool belts in varying styles to help you choose the most appropriate for you.
We’ve also sourced some of the best gardening shoes and best garden kneelers to help you get kitted out for all your outdoor jobs and there are some lovely garden trugs for your harvests and cut flowers too.
10 of the best gardening aprons and garden tool belts
Browse our selection of aprons and belts below:
Canvas Garden Apron
This practical gardening apron is made from waterproof canvas to protect against damp soil and splashes. The straps and central pocket have been finished in faux suede for a softer feel and the straps are also extra long so you can wrap and tie at the front for the perfect fit. The front pocket is divided into two, so you can keep your hand tools and seeds organised.
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Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Collection
This gardening apron by Burgon & Ball is part of a collaboration with style designer, Sophie Conran. The full apron protects your clothes while you’re working and it’s made of 100% cotton, so it’s comfortable and breathable too. It has a handy leather hanging loop and deep pockets for keeping everything you need close at hand.
Floral Outdoor Gardening Tool Belt
This garden tool belt has an attractive floral print with a stylish faux leather trim. There are four multi-functional pockets included for all your practical needs and the waist ties mean the sizing can be easily adjusted to fit. This could make an ideal gardening gift idea as it’s part of an extended coordinating range.
Personalised Denim Gardening Apron
This denim gardening apron is a stylish choice and is particularly special as it can be personalised with any name. It comes in black or indigo denim and there’s a wide choice of print colours too. The denim fabric should mean the apron is strong and durable while the four pockets secure all your gardening essentials.
Kent and Stowe Luxury Full Length Apron
This full-length apron from Kent and Stowe is made from durable cotton canvas (95%) with a waterproof PVC coating to help it cope with the messy demands of the outdoors. There are large pockets on the front in faux suede so you can easily store and transport hand tools and utensils while you work.
This gardening apron from Suttons is hand made from cotton in the UK. The pocket is double-lined to make it extra secure and there are long waist ties to keep it secure while you’re moving about. There are two designs to choose from, “patsy plum” or “feather” (pictured).
Personalised Suede Leather Gardening Tool Belt
This quality suede gardeners’ tool belt is made from mossed back suede for luxury and comfort. The large pockets should be able to hold essential gardening tools like your best hand trowel while extra additions like the secateurs pouch and key ring loop make it a particularly practical gardening choice. Made in the UK by an artisan team, this apron can also be personalised.
Personalised Kids My Gardening Apron
For kids who want to get stuck in, this children’s gardening apron is just the thing. It will limit the muddy damage to their clothes and help them look and feel the part. This apron can also be personalised with their own name, so they’ll feel truly involved.
Esschert Design Garden Tool Belt
This garden tool belt by Esschert is adjustable for the perfect fit and features a host of different sized pockets. There are narrow spaces for pens and markers as well as deeper pockets divided into sections, to help you keep all your essential tools handy.
Floral Gardening Apron Set
This short apron is made in a floral cotton fabric with tan edging. The straps are adjustable around the neck and waist to create the ideal fit and the apron can be personalised with a printed name or message. Coordinated gloves complete this useful set, making it an ideal gift option.