In a nutshell

A BBC Gardener’s World Best Buy winner, this hand crafted trowel is well-designed, comfortable and sturdy and deals with all soils and jobs with ease. It’s excellent value for the quality of design and performance and comes with a lifetime warranty.

What we tested

  • Blade/handle
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Performance
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Comfortable
  • Great for most jobs
  • Strong
  • Long lasting
  • Excellent quality and value


  • Hanging hole rubs

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What is the DeWit Planting Trowel like?

This Dutch made hand crafted trowel has a tempered carbon steel head with bevelled sides and a pointed tip. The shaped handle is made from FSC certified ash and has a hole for easy hanging.

Is the DeWit Planting Trowel comfortable?

This is a quality tool that feels sturdy but comfortable. The handle has been shaped to sit snugly in the hand and it does, even when pushing down hard on the rounded end with the palm - only the rather large hole in the end catches slightly if you’re working with bare hands.

Does the DeWit Planting Trowel perform well?

The bevelled edges and tip to the head help this trowel cut through the soil with ease. It's pointed enough to cope with stony ground and is great for weeding in and around deep rooting, congested plants. The carbon steel feels strong, solid and weighty and the trowel is capable of tackling even the heaviest ground.

Is the DeWit Planting Trowel value for money?

This hand-crafted trowel is made from quality materials and feels strong and long lasting. It deals with all soils well and comes with a lifetime warranty. It’s very competitively priced and we think it’s excellent value for money.


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Product Specifications

BrandDe Wit
NameDeWit planting trowel
Modelplanting trowel
Blade materialCarbon steel
Non-stick coating on bladePowder coated
Lifetime WarrantyYes