Gardening is a great pastime for seniors. Tending to a garden with a wide variety of plants during warm months gives them great outdoor exposure, fresh air, and important nutrients from the sun. It also gives them a great sense of accomplishment when they can finally harvest their crops or see their flowers/plants grow. It’s a perfect hobby for people of any age, but especially for seniors who are looking for an outdoor hobby but don’t like to go far from home.
Does the senior in your life have a green thumb? Check out some of these awesome gardening stools you can get them to really enhance their gardening experience. Gardening stools provide a lot of support, and relieve a great deal of arthritic knee and back pain that can come with hunching over crops for hours.
Best Gardening Stools and Seats for Seniors
There are all kinds of gardening stools, from rollers to seats to foldable kneeler/chair combinations. Here is my overall best pick. Read on for more options to consider.
Sunix Folding Garden Kneeler and Seat
This one is one of my favorite picks even though it has a similar design to many other options. It has an oversized foam comfort seat that is longer and wider than the others. Plus it also acts a comfortable knee pad when flipped the other way.
At the front of the model, there is a rocker function, similar to the rocking seat, to give your knees and hips some movement while keeping you stable and allowing you to easily reach far away plants or areas.
There are pouches on the side so that you can keep you favorite garden tools in close reach. Done gardening for the day? Then this lightweight tool folds for easy storage on a shelf or in the garage.
Pure Garden 20″ Storage Cart & Scooter
It may look a little childish, but this garden cart and scooter is actually one of the highest rated garden products on Amazon and a best seller. It’s straightforward and easy to use, as a mobile 2 in 1 gardening seat and storage area. It gives you easy access to your tools while gardening, while giving you a safe place to sit.
The seat lifts to reveal a removable tool tray for those times you need to work a little closer to the ground. There is plenty of storage for your tools in the inside bin.
The sturdy resin wheels are great for outdoor maneuvering even in wet dirt. And has a sturdy double wall construction, although it looks a bit flimsy. It’s perfect for seniors because of its versatility, all-in-one function, and great seat that would relieve pressure on knees, but still allow them to roll around to different parts of their garden without issue.
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Pure Garden Garden Cart Rolling Scooter
For a slightly more industrial rolling seat, check out Pure Garden’s rolling seat scooter. Instead of a storage case, it comes with a 12” by 16” tool tray to store your gardening tools and give you easy access to whatever you may need.
It’s heavier than the storage scooter, and not necessarily as portable, but it still gives you great mobility with 3” wide, sturdy wheels and sits you higher off of the ground (13”). It’s also cheaper than the hopper, even though it’s slightly more sturdy.
Either rolling garden stool is great for seniors who want mobility and relief on their backs and knees.
Original Garden Rocker Comfort Seat
This gardening seat is perfect for seniors for many reasons. It has a comfortable seat with a contoured surface. This contoured “U” design provides maximum back and hip support, as well as comfort. You can easily adjust the height of this seat to your unique desired height too
What makes this seat unique is its rocking function, which may initially seem unstable and not great for a senior, but it actually gives you a lot of mobility. It’s better on hips and knees than a standard stool because it allows the muscles and joints to move around fairly often while working in the garden.
Premium Quality Garden Kneeler Bench
This two-in-one seat and kneeler is also perfect for seniors because they can work on their knees if they feel the need to, but can take a break, simply flip it upside down, and use it as a seated stool when they need to.
This particular combination product is great because it’s incredibly lightweight and easy to flip, but can easily hold 220 lbs. It has a wide base for maximum stability and a soft foam padded area when working on your knees. The handles are designed to be at the right height to help you get up safely and quickly.
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Gardening Tools for Seniors
40 PCS Garden Tools Set
This all in one tool is perfect for any senior who is just getting into gardening. It gives you literally everything and anything you’d need in a garden of any size, including a tote bag, 5 rust resistant steel tools, a pair of pruning shears, a pair of work gloves, and lots of other gardening accessories. Best of all, it all fits inside a foldable, portable canvas bag with elastic loops to keep everything in place.
It has 1 large compartment in the center to house all of your tools and easily access them. Plus, it also has side pockets to house them as well, if you’d rather. The versatility of this gardening stool is unmatched, and it’s great for seniors who want it all.
FANHAO Ergonomic Garden Tool Set
Ergonomically designed garden tools are another great idea for seniors. Mainly because they are easier to grip and hold. This is very helpful if you have arthritis or general weakness in your hands. But, they offer other benefits as well.
With the design of some of the handles on these tools, there is less strain on the wrist and arm. They’re also easier to use because they compensate for general weakness. This handy benefit reduces the strain on your entire body while performing difficult tasks.
This set of ergonomic garden tools reduces stress on hands and wrists. The cushioned curved handles also give extra leverage to keep hands from tiring quickly. It comes in several different colors plus 4 piece and 5 piece sets. Individual pieces are also available.
Summary and Final Thoughts
My pick for the best gardening stool for seniors would be the Vertex Garden Rocker Comfort Kneeling Bench. It has all the features you could ask for, short of an actual tool set. You should still review the choices above though, and see what would work for your unique gardening hobby and practices.
If you need mobility help getting to your garden, check out these rollators for outdoor use. These rollators have bigger wheels and are easier and safer to maneuver over uneven ground.
Gardening provides a great sense of the outdoors, peace of mind, and a great feeling of satisfaction when harvesting your vegetables or seeing your plants grow. This is one reason that gardening is a very popular hobby among seniors and the elderly.
You can even garden from your wheelchair!
If you or a senior you know is thinking about getting into gardening, try out some of the stools above and get to digging!
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