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Gardening aprons and garden tool belts - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

10 of the best gardening aprons and garden tool belts

Keep your clothes clean and tools handy with a gardening apron.

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.

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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:

1

Canvas Garden Apron

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.

Price: £28

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Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Collection

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.

Price: £24.66

Buy Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Collection at Amazon


3

Floral Outdoor Gardening Tool Belt

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.

Price: £13.95

Buy Floral Outdoor Gardening Tool Belt  at Ebay


4

Personalised Denim Gardening Apron

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.

Price: £29.95

Buy Personalised Denim Gardening Apron at Not on the High Street


5

Garden Apron, dark denim with poppy pattern and pockets

Dillandmade Garden Apron, dark denim with poppy pattern and pockets

A short, easy-to-wear handmade apron with several practical pockets and fabric straps to loop gloves over. One-size fits all, it’s washable and comes beautifully packaged in a box, so it would make a lovely present for the garden-lover in your life.

Price: £47.07

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6

Bunny Street Pinafore Garden Apron

Bunny Street Pinafore Garen Apron

This handmade 100% linen apron is made by Birmingham-based designer, Irene Wright. The simple, yet ingenious cross back pinafore-style means one-size fits all and there’s no need for adjustments.
Buy Bunny Street Pinafore Apron from Amazon

Price: £40

Buy Bunny Street Pinafore Garden Apron at Amazon


7

Personalised Suede Leather Gardening Tool Belt

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.

Price: £29.39

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8

Personalised Kids My Gardening Apron

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.

Price: £16

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9

Esschert Design Garden Tool Belt

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.

Price: £7.99

Buy Esschert Design Garden Tool Belt at Amazon


10

Floral Gardening Apron Set

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.

Price: £24.95

Buy Floral Gardening Apron Set at Not on the High Street


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