21.09.2023 - 12:23 / gardenersworld.com
Just like seasoned gardeners rely on their trusty tools, kids embarking on the start of their gardening adventures need the right gear to protect themselves. A pair of kids’ gardening gloves is the perfect accessory for the job.
A good pair of gloves can help children keep their hands safe and comfortable, whilst encouraging them to spend more time in their outdoor spaces. Whether they’re planting seeds, tackling weeds or discovering the wonders of the garden, gloves can help make gardening an exciting and enjoyable experience for young horticulturists.
But, with so many options on the market, it can be hard to sift through hundreds of kids’ gardening gloves to find the right pair for your children. To help, we’ve taken a closer look at the top choices available to advise you on which gloves will be best for children, and why.
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Here are the the best gardening gloves for children according to our experts:Burgon and Ball National Trust Kids’ Gloves
Burgon and Ball’s ‘Get Me Gardening’ children’s garden gloves are a collaboration with the National Trust and feature a charming hedgehog design. The gloves ensure your children’s hands stay clean and protected, and are made from durable stretchy fabric. These gloves are not only fun but also easy to maintain and can be put through the washing machine if your little ones get them too dirty.
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Gardening gloves are available in an array of designs, materials and with various features, including waterproofing, added grip, cushioning, and breathable fabrics to help regulate hand temperature. The design and features you need will depend on the gardening jobs you intend to carry out and when. Thin, lightweight gloves are best for duties where dexterity and being able to feel what you’re doing is key, such as potting up, weeding and planting. However, heavy duty gardening gloves are essential for providing for protection and support when using tools or doing hard landscaping jobs.
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