Top Gardening Gloves

Top Gardening Gloves: The Barnsdale Gardens team know their onions when it comes to all things gardening.  They jumped at the chance to trial the veritable smorgasbord of gardening tools, gloves and other products that are now available on the market. 

The gardeners at Barnsdale will be working the products they will be testing hard!  First up are their top choices of gardening gloves.

Top Gardening Gloves - Steve Hamilton

Top Gardening Gloves – Steve Hamilton

Feverfew Original Women’s Gardening Gloves

These gloves have been specifically designed for women; smaller fitting with a Velcro strap to secure around the wrist.  Overall, a very comfy and lightweight all-purpose gardening glove, though not thornproof. Made with three materials: neoprene; spandex and foam. The palms are lightly padded as are the backs, with a double thickness of hard wearing material on the thumb and fingertips – they also work with touchscreens.  These are available in four sizes.

Conclusion: A great deal of thought has gone into designing these excellent gloves – lightweight and hard-wearing.

Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens Collection Leather Palm Gardening Gloves

A very lightweight pair of gloves, the palms and fingers are leather on the underside, so hard-wearing. The backs are lightly padded spandex and very breathable, though not thornproof. An adjustable Velcro strap allows for a good fit around the wrist. These gloves were well suited to general border work as they’re not bulky and therefore good for picking out smaller weeds, the leather palms felt very comfortable when using hand tools such as a border fork.

Conclusion: Overall, a very functional pair of gloves and would recommend.

Spear & Jackson Kew Gardens Collection Lined Leather Gloves

Super for rose pruning and they’d be excellent for pruning any thorny plants, not one thorn penetrated through them and they’ve been used extensively. The gloves are very comfortable to wear, especially in the colder months as they have a cosy cotton/polyester lining and they cover the wrist giving a good amount of thorn protection.

Conclusion: Great for thorny pruning where arm protection isn’t needed.

Felco 705 Rose Gloves

Really soft and comfortable yet very thornproof leather on the hands with a suede gauntlet cuff which reaches up to the elbow, so ideal for reaching into thorny plants. They are invaluable when pruning rambling roses and cutting a blackthorn hedge to avoid scratched arms. They’re called rose gloves but they could be used for many different garden tasks where lower arm protection is required. A slight drawback is that they’re too tight to pull over bulky clothing so not quite so good for winter/cold weather use.

Conclusion: Overall these gloves are very durable and definitely have a place in any gardening kit!

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