In this guide we’ll take a look at the best garden kneelers for the UK market.
I’ve compared comfort, design, sturdiness and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
In this guide we’ll take a look at the best garden kneelers for the UK market.
What Is The Best Garden Kneeler?
More Detailed Garden Kneeler Reviews
SONGMICS 2 in 1 Garden Kneeler Seat Review
The Songmics 2 in 1 is the best garden kneeler for the UK because not only do you get a top-quality garden kneeler, but a portable garden seat too.
Everyone loves a bargain and the multifunctionality of this garden kneeler seat makes it well worth the cost. First up, let’s look at the garden kneeler.
This garden kneeler has two soft cushion pads made from EVA foam to reduce pressure on your knees, and because the pad is ten centimetres from the ground, it doesn’t seep wet grass stains onto your trousers.
Soggy knees are a top issue for gardeners – it’s one that can make or break a purchase.
Those of you with lower back ache will really appreciate the side handrails that make it so much easier to stand upright again
Even spring chickens can lose track of time in the undergrowth and end up hurting their back when they stand, so these are a real bonus. Just keep your hands in the centre so you don’t tip over.
As for the build, you won’t get any rust issues because it’s made from high-quality powder coated steel tubing for greater rust resistance.
Now for the seat!
After you’ve weeded on your knees, turn the garden kneeler over and sit down, you deserve it. The seat is 44cms from the ground making it a comfy height just perfect to enjoy a cup of tea.
With this top-notch garden seat and kneeler comes a tool pouch that fits neatly over one end of the seat. It has four pockets to hold your trowel, hand fork, gloves and thermos.
Built with an easy open spring mechanism for simple storage, and a laboratory tested load capacity of 150kgs (that 23 stone in old money) this is a top buy and the best garden kneeler seat you’ll find.
Draper Gardener's Kneeler Seat Review
Draper’s kneeler seat is a good quality piece of kit that you’d expect from this well-known brand.
This is another garden kneeler combined with a seat, only this one has another extra – beneath the rubber inset seat is a tool compartment measuring 300x140x45mm deep.
This garden kneeler seat perfect for storing your hand tools so you can easily carry both around the garden at the same time. The garden kneeler only weighs a kilo so it’s pretty portable.
The frame of this garden kneeler seat is made from heavy-duty impact resistant plastic that’ll hold a 14 stone load and won’t rust if gets wet. Turn it over and you have a foam kneeler to hand that’ll stand proud of the wet grass and keep your knees dry.
Use the side rail handles to get back up without any moaning or groaning. The handles are good and grippy so you’ll be safe holding on even with wet gardening gloves.
This is one of the best garden kneeler seats from a quality brand you can trust. It ticks all the kneeler boxes and gives you a handy seat with a storage compartment at a bargain price. What’s not to love?
Burgon & Ball Memory Foam Kneelo Review
Burgon & Ball is a well-known gardening brand so you’d expect their garden kneeler to be one of the best. It is.
This is one of the most comfortable garden kneelers available. It’s made from several types of foam. It has a shock absorbing EVA foam core that’s wrapped with a layer of memory foam.
On top of the foam cushioning the Kneelo garden kneeler pad has a tough waterproof layer of neoprene to keep moisture from your trousers. It has a wipe clean nylon coating too in case things get muddy. Total clean comfort for your knees.
This garden kneeler is easy to carry with the ergonomically shaped handle. You can easily hold it in your hands or attach it to a wheelbarrow handle or rucksack.
The Kneelo garden kneeler comes in many colours but this plum shade is very popular. Some reviewers use them as extra seating for kids at a family BBQ, and others take them on camping trips.
Whether you need to put your knees or bottom on damp grass, the Kneelo garden kneeler has you covered in style.
Whitefurze Garden Kneeler Review
Here’s another multi-use use garden kneeler, seat and storage compartment at a really low price. The Whitefurze kneeler is an absolute bargain.
This garden kneeler is softly padded for comfort and built into the plastic framework so it’s totally waterproof. Bye-bye soggy trousers.
The side rails that help you get back up are lower than my previous recommendations at only 28cms in height. If you have trouble standing up from a kneeling position these lower side rails can make the difference.
Once you’re standing, turn the garden kneeler over to create a handy seat and take a break. Perhaps you’ve stashed a Kit-Kat in the tool compartment area. Nice work.
This multipurpose forest green garden kneeler only weighs 1.2 kgs so you can easily move it around the garden. It’s a well-designed great value buy that you’ll use for years.
Bosmere Garden Kneeling Mat Review
The Bosmere garden kneeling mat is a basic bargain buy that shows you don’t have to splash lots of cash to get a decent quality item.
This kidney-shaped garden kneeler pad is perfect for low down garden jobs and activities around the house such as painting your skirting boards.
This garden kneeler pad is lightweight enough to carry around with you and has a handy hole to hang it up when you finished.
This garden kneeler pad is a great buy for camping or festivals as well as getting down and dirty in the flower border. It’s not entirely waterproof, but it will stop dew and lightly showered grass soaking your jeans. It’ll also stop sharp stones poking into your skin.
Made from expanded polythene so it has plenty of bounce to keep your knees comfy this garden kneeler pad is also easy to keep clean – just wipe it down with a damp cloth and you’re good to go.
Measuring 15 inches by 8 this garden kneeler pad is one of those items we should all have in the garage just in case. At this price, I’d buy a couple!
Things to Know Before Buying a Garden Kneeler
While gardening can be a great form of physical exercise, kneeling on hard surfaces to hunch over your flowerbeds can lead to a range of aches and pains.
The truth is that you’ll likely spend more time tending to your garden if you’re comfortable while doing so, and this is where a garden kneeler comes in. These innovative little cushions or stools can simply be placed underneath your knees to keep you comfortable while you work. Not only that, they can prevent soggy trousers – another pitfall when it comes to gardening!
There’s a range of garden kneelers on the market in varying designs and to suit almost anyone. If you’re considering investing in a garden kneeler, the following tips will help you to make the right decision.
Choosing the Right Design
Kneelers are available in a range of designs but they all serve the same basic purpose – to keep you comfortable while you kneel in the garden tending to your plants.
The simplest design comes in the form of the Bosmere Garden Kneeling Mat. Affordable, small and lightweight, this mat is a simple cushion that’ll keep you comfortable. While not fully waterproof, it should prevent wet trousers.
If you’re after something a little more specialist, the SONGMICS 2 in 1 Garden Kneeler Seat is another great option. Kneelers with this design can be both kneeled on and sat on. They can both protect your knees and prevent back pain. If kneeling for long periods of time is a little too tiring, 2 in 1 kneelers can be adjusted and made into a portable seat.
One other thing to consider is ease of storage. If you’re like most gardeners, your storage shed will be filled to the brim with tools, equipment and other bits and bobs. Small, lightweight kneelers with an integrated storage hook tend to be best if you lack storage.
Comfort is Key
Kneelers are designed to both protect your trousers from wet ground, and keep you comfortable. Kneeling on a hard surface can get sore very quickly, so it’s important that your kneeler is thick enough that you don’t feel the stones or gravel underneath you!
Those made from memory foam tend to be the most comfortable. While memory foam itself isn’t waterproof, a waterproof layer surrounding the foam will keep you dry when the ground is wet.
If you lack mobility or struggle especially with stiffness, I recommend opting for a kneeler with side rails or grippy handles to help you stand up after you’re finished planting.
Selecting a Lightweight Kneeler
While kneelers that double up as seats are very comfortable, they tend to be heavier than simple cushions. If you’ve got a large garden, I recommend opting for a lightweight kneeler cushion. These can easily be carried around the garden with you.
Garden Kneeler FAQ
What are garden kneelers?
Garden kneelers are pads, cushions or small seats that can be placed on the ground and kneeled on while you attend to your flower beds or tidy your garden. They prevent your trousers from getting soggy and dirty, and they’re also very comfortable; protecting your knees from stones, gravel and hard surfaces.
What are garden kneelers made from?
Most garden kneeling pads are made from foam or gel, and they often have a waterproof, dirt resistant layer surrounding them. While garden kneelers are usually waterproof (or at least water resistant), they should still be stored inside.
Kneelers that double up as seats are usually made from plastic. These tend to be easy to clean and durable, but they are heavier than kneeler pads.