Kids Gardening Gloves - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

The best kids’ gardening gloves on test

Find the best gardening gloves for your child with our tried and tested recommendations.

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We put hundreds of garden tools to the test so our experts can find out which products perform the best and offer value, quality and comfort.

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Our experts have trialled essentials like the best garden hand trowels and best hoes as well as more specific kit like the best spray guns and best secateurs.

In this article, we have reviewed the best kids’ gardening gloves and assessed which ones are able to do the job, fit well and feel comfortable to work in. The gloves have been awarded a score out of 5 and we have included a clear list of pros and cons for each pair, so you can make an informed decision on the best gloves for your child.

If you’re looking for more ideas for green-fingered kids, have a look at our recommendations for children’s gardening sets and kids’ wheelbarrows, or keep them entertained with our list of some of the best wooden playhouses.


5 of the best kids gardening gloves

Here are the the best gardening gloves for children according to our experts:

1

Stihl Children’s Carver Work Gloves

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Stihl Children’s Carver Work Gloves

Pros:

  • Warm in winter
  • Comfortable
  • Well-made and hard wearing
  • Good value

Cons:

  • Fit short for some

These gardening gloves for children are a miniature version of the Stihl adult Carver gloves. Ideal for gardening in the colder months of autumn and winter, we awarded them Best Buy status for this purpose. The back of the gloves are padded, the fingers are reinforced and testers found them generally well-fitting and comfortable to work in. They are also excellent value. Available in black and orange only and in sizes S, M and L (ages 5-10).


2

Town and Country Mastergrip Little Gardeners

Our rating: 4.3 out of 5

Town and Country Mastergrip Little Gardeners - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Town and Country Mastergrip Little Gardeners

Pros:

  • Range of sizes to choose from
  • Comfortable
  • Good for gripping tools and wheelbarrow

Cons:

  • Fingers too long for some testers
  • Difficult to grip for some

Our testers were impressed with these kids’ gardening gloves and we awarded them Best Buy status for all round use. Although the fingers are slightly long, when they fit they are comfortable for working in and our testers could feel what they were doing. They’re available in a choice of red or blue and in a good range of sizes: XS, XXS and XXXS.


3

Briers Kids Junior Diggers

Our rating: 3.8 out of 5

Briers Kids Junior Diggers - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Briers Kids Junior Diggers

Pros:

  • Tough with good palm protection
  • Knitted wrist keeps compost out
  • Hands stay dry

Cons:

  • Oversized and too big for size range
  • Colours not popular with kids

The knitted cuff on these fitted gloves helps keep out compost and any drips while the latex-coated palm means the gloves feel durable. Better for bigger kids, these gloves tended to be quite large and even fit some of the adults. Available in orange and green or orange and blue and sizes 6-10.


4

Town and Country Kids Master Gardener

Our rating: 3.3 out of 5

Town and Country Kids Master Gardener - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Town and Country Kids Master Gardener

Pros:

  • Heavy duty with good protection
  • Knitted wrist keeps compost out

Cons:

  • Fingers too narrow for comfort
  • Fingers too long to work in easily
  • Rubber colour fades over time

These children’s gardening gloves from Town and Country are a another kids’ version of a classic adult pair. While the cotton and rubber combination should have made the gloves comfortable and dexterous, testers found the fingers too narrow and the poor fit reduced their effectiveness. Available in pink or blue and sizes 3 – 7.


5

Briers Kids Junior Riggers

Our rating: 3.3 out of 5

Briers Kids Junior Riggers - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Briers Kids Junior Riggers

Pros:

  • Long cuff stops compost falling in
  • Grown up look
  • Hard wearing

Cons:

  • Ill-fitting
  • Hard to grip and work in
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These classic rigger gloves are sized for kids but felt too wide on the fit, making gripping small plants and weeds difficult. The soft leather palm and canvas back gave the gloves a grown up look which did go down well with younger kids. The cuff was able to prevent dirt getting in which was useful. Available in blue in sizes 8-12 and orange in sizes 4-7.