Love gardening but hate back and knee pain?
As you dig, poke, plant, and remove pesky weeds, you’ll be spending a lot of time either hunched over or down on all fours. While gardening may be the physical equivalent of chicken soup for the soul, it can wreak havoc on your joints, back, and knees.
Uneven surfaces, especially those made of gravel and stone can harm both the skin on your knees and the surface of your trousers. And, if you’re working on plants and shrubs at waist level, you’ve probably noticed that you have to bend down slightly to get just the right angle. It’s a recipe for lower back pain and an after-dinner lie down with an ice pack.
After a full day in your garden, you might feel especially sore, but there’s an easy fix. A garden kneeler, seat or pad may be exactly what you need to enjoy gardening in comfort. We’ve reviewed the top 10 best garden kneeler seats and benches, so the next time you plant petunias or rid your yard of dandelions, you’ll wake up the next morning feeling accomplished and fully able to enjoy your outdoor handiwork.
Time flies when you’re doing what you love. Wouldn’t it be even more satisfying to enjoy your garden without any discomfort? In this review series, we left no stone unturned in our evaluation. This guide will provide you with a full report, including material quality, versatility, ease of use, storage options, and, of course, how effective each brand is in providing you with comfort and knee protection.
This product doubles as a garden kneeler and seat to make it possible for you to do your gardening in complete comfort, regardless of whether you are working the soil, pruning long-stemmed bushes, or watering your flowers. The Ohuhu folding garden kneeler has a relatively simple design, but features high-end practicality, making it easy to use and one of our top picks.
At first glance, this seems like a run-of-the-mill bench with a square 16” x 6.1” cushioned seat that is around 17” from the ground. When you flip it over, however, the padded seat rests on the ground, and you can use it as a kneeler. It’s like having two products in one, so whether you’re working the soil or tending to waist-level plants and bushes, you’ll be able to remain comfortable.
The seating and kneeling surface is extra thick EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) padding, which is a soft yet sturdy surface that keeps you comfortable while also protecting your clothing. This surface is easy to clean and, works equally well as both a seat and a kneeler. This material is also specifically designed for outdoor use, and it’s resistant to cracking and fading.
The steel frame connections and pipes are durable, so you should be able to keep this product around for several years, even with regular outdoor use.
While this item isn’t quite as lightweight as a simple pad, we think that the extra weight is a small tradeoff when you consider that it also includes two pouches to store your tools. And at just 6.77 pounds, it’s still light enough for most people to carry around with ease. The Ohuhu can also be folded by simply snapping it together. This makes it easy to carry and store behind a door or appliance. It takes up virtually no space in the garage!
When you buy this product, you’ll receive it fully assembled and ready to use. You will also get two complementary tool pouches that you can attach to the durable steel frame with Velcro to ensure that your pruners and spades are always within reach.
This garden kneeler bench is the perfect gardening accessory for people of all ages and abilities. It’s lightweight, opens with a quick snap, and the additional tool pouches eliminate the need for carrying your gear with you.
- 16” x 6.1” EVA-padded surface for both seating and kneeling
- No assembly required
- Lightweight for easy transport
- Can be used for indoor applications as well
The SONGMICS garden kneeler and bench is very similar to the one from Ohuhu. Like the brand we just discussed, it also provides support for both sitting and kneeling and comes with pouches for garden tools.
However, it’s a slight upgrade from Ohuhu because it has leg protectors to prevent chipping, and it also has deeper storage pouches with a second set of pouches (four total). The tool bag is also removable, so you can take it with you around the garden even if you want to leave the seat in its place.
This padded garden kneeler has a seating height of 17.5”, which is an inch-and-a-half taller than the Ohohu. We recommend this brand for taller people or for those who want a bit more height in their seat. It is still suitable for children or shorter people, however. In fact, shorter people may find the additional elevation useful when pruning longer-stemmed plants and bushes.
This garden kneeler bench folds and opens with a quick snap as well. This makes storage significantly easier, as you can stash it somewhere in your garden shed, in the garage or behind your kitchen door. It weighs in at 6.5 pounds, which is light enough for most people, including children and senior citizens, to transport with ease.
The pad is 1” thick, providing optimal comfort and protection for those with weaker knees as well as gardening enthusiasts who prefer support and a bit of lift off the ground. The kneeling position is 4.25” from the ground, which may cause you to place some of your body weight on your arms when reaching into flower beds, but most of the time this is a comfortable kneeling height.
This incredible accessory will make a big difference in your gardening experience. It has everything you need to protect your clothes and knees to ensure that you are completely comfortable, regardless of your gardening activities.
- Dimensions: 23 ¼” x 19 ¼” x 10 5/8”
- Easily fold legs underneath seating pad
- Kneeler weighs only 6.5 lbs
- Comes complete with multiple storage bags and leg protectors
This garden kneeler is the epitome of quality and simplicity. It is somewhat smaller than the garden kneeler from SONGMIC, but this makes it more ideal for elderly use. It weighs only 5.73 lbs., and can be folded into a size of 23.63″ x 10.62″ x 5.51″, making it easy to store, even in a small apartment or home. This kneeler has a simple spring mechanism that makes folding fast and effortless.
Despite being lightweight, this kneeler can support up to 330 lbs., and the seating height is 17.5 inches. This means it is suitable for everyone – from children to people over 6 feet tall.
The seat cushion is where this kneeler really starts to up the ante. The pad is ¾ inches thick and is made from high-quality EVA foam. Not only does this protect your clothing, but it also absorbs the rough terrain, protects your knees, and prevents lower back pain. If you have problems with your joints, or if you anticipate that you may run into issues with your knees at some point in your life, this is the gardening accessory for you.
Like the two kneeling benches above, this one from TomCare also comes with an accessory pouch that consists of two pockets. These pockets are big enough for short-handled gardening tools, which is what you will mostly be using while kneeling or sitting.
This gardening accessory is as good as anything you’d be able to find at a high-end hardware store. This brand is one of our top picks for elderly use. It has a simple design, durable construction, and is made from high-quality materials.
- Doubles as kneeler and gardening bench
- Product dimensions when unfolded: 21.65″ x 10.62″ x 18.89″
- High-quality EVA foam seat or kneeling surface that is 15.5” wide
- Tool pouches can be used with both positions
This kneeler from SueSport is a lifesaver for people that suffer from joint pain, arthritis, or bad knees. In comparison to the gardening kneelers listed above, there’s not a lot of differentiation in terms of price and features. It’s light and easy to carry around, just like the others. It also uses a spring mechanism to fold up to a size of 22.5″ x 10.5″ x 5.3″, which is small enough for almost any storage space. Again, this product doubles as a kneeler and seating bench to make gardening easy.
The solid, high-quality steel frame plays a significant role in the effectiveness of this product as both a kneeler and bench. When you are kneeling on the EVA foam pad, you can use the side frames to easily lift yourself from the kneeling position.
When you use the product as a seat, the side frame provides you with stability and holds the bonus accessory pouch. This accessory pouch consists of 3 pockets that you can use to keep your gardening tools within reach. This saves a lot of time and effort is convenient, especially for seniors or disabled people that like to do gardening. Most of the brands we discussed consist of two or four pouches, and we’ve found that three is an ideal number for staying organized.
As mentioned above, the platform is cushioned on both sides by high-quality EVA foam. This foam protects your knees from rough surfaces like gravel or rocks but also absorbs your body weight to alleviate pressure on your knees. It also makes it easier for you to comfortably reach to the back of your flower beds without any discomfort or pain.
This is a high-quality gardening kneeler that is suitable for just about anyone, and it holds a solid spot on our list of kneelers for people that liks gardening. This kneeler from SueSport can support a weight of around 250 lbs., which is around 80 lbs. less than some of the conventional products listed above, making it slightly less durable. If you weight more than 250 lbs. we recommend one of the brands discussed above.
- Unfolded product dimensions: 23.5″ x 10.5″ x 19.5″
- No assembly required
- Kneeling height is 4” from the ground
- Seating height is around 17” from the ground
If you are serious about gardening, comfort, efficiency, and quality, look no further than the garden kneeler and seat from Abco Tech. If you’ve read the reviews above, you may already know that this product doubles as a kneeler that protects your knees as well as a seating bench, allowing you to do hip-level gardening in comfort and with less effort.
When it comes to quality and durability, this product stands out from the others on this list. It has a simple design, but the frame is made from high-quality steel piping. The seat pad has a size of 8” x 16” and is cushioned on both sides with durable and easy to clean EVA foam that is 11/16 inches thick on each side.
This product is suitable for use by all people and can support a weight of up to 330 lbs. with ease. Whether you’re petite or taller than 6 feet, you will be able to use this bench for both back and knee support.
Even though this bench is constructed well and built to last, it is not heavy or bulky. It can be carried around the garden and garage with minimal effort. On each side of the seat is a lever that allows you to collapse it for efficient storage. This feature is identical to the other brands we’ve mentioned so far. When folded, this product can easily be stored in small spaces.
Like the other products in this list, this gardening bench also comes with an accessory pouch. This pouch can be attached with Velcro and should be removed before flipping over to ensure that the tools don’t fall out.
This gardening kneeler performs incredibly well in terms of quality and ease of use. It can be difficult to determine which of the products in this list performs the best, seeing that their benefits and features are similar to an extent. This particular gardening bench from Abco Tech comes with a one-year warranty and has a very high satisfaction rating, making this a low-risk purchase.
- Product dimensions when unfolded: 21.65″ x 10.62″ x 18.89″
- Gardening bench weight is only 5.73 lbs.
- No assembly required, and instructions are included
- The seat has a height of 17” and width of 23”
The wide seat garden kneeler from the Gardener’s Supply Company is built for comfort, stability, and ease of use. The seating pad is this garden bench’s best feature. It is padded on both sides with 3/4” high-quality foam pad that is easy to clean and provides you with the ultimate in comfort and knee padding. The seat pad has a size of 24” x 8.5”. This means that it’s 30% wider than the seat or kneeling pads of conventional garden benches in this category.
The bench’s wider garden kneeler pad provides you with ample movement and working range without you having to shift it around to get one job done. This also makes it easier for elderly people who have difficulty moving around or individuals who are larger than average. When using the bench as a kneeler, you can lift and lower yourself using your arms and the steel frame. This keeps your body weight off your knees and joints and gives you adequate support. It also makes rising and sitting much easier!
As a bench, this product is just as effective and comfortable as the other brands we’ve discussed. It has a seating height of 17”, and you can use the frame to position yourself comfortably. This bench can carry a weight of up to 250 lbs., which is 80 lbs. less than most of the garden kneelers and benches in this list. When buying this bench, you won’t receive an additional garden tool and accessory pouch, but it is compatible with the Deep-Seat kneeler tool pouch that you can buy separately.
The bench weighs 9 pounds which, although light, is still somewhat heavier than the other benches listed here. It can be folded to a size that allows for easy storage in a corner or behind a door.
This wide garden kneeler falls in the same price bracket as the rest of the kneelers in this list. It does offer a lot in terms of quality, added comfort, and ease of use, especially since it features the wider pad. The fact that it is a little heavier and that you don’t receive a bonus garden tool pouch are two potential drawbacks, but, other than that, it is a solid product that is perfect for all gardeners, especially seniors.
- Seat pad dimensions: 24” x 8 ½” x ¾”
- Kneeling height is 5” and seating height is 17”
- Seating pad is made from high-quality foam
- Tool pouch is not included
This heavy-duty garden kneeler pad from MTB is a dream come true for the avid gardener. It has an array of features to help you complete your gardening activities in comfort. It can be used as a kneeler to protect your knees when you are planting flowers or pulling out weeds. One of the ways it protects your knees is by using the steel frame and your arms to pull yourself up, taking the pressure off your knees and joints.
This kneeler bench has a seating pad that is cushioned with EVA foam on either side. When using it as a kneeler, the foam will absorb your body weight and relieve your knees from the pressure. This will make kneeling completely comfortable and enjoyable.
As a bench, this product gives you a seat with an elevation of 17” and a seating width of around 20”. This ensures that you will be able to sit comfortably, regardless of your height. The garden bench can support up to 330 lbs.
Like the other garden kneelers on this list, you will also receive a garden tool pouch that you can attach to the pipe frame. This pouch is made of high-quality material and can easily be used to keep your garden tools organized and within reach.
The item itself weighs 7.45 pounds, making it light enough to carry around and use with minimal effort. This particular bench was designed with heavy-duty application in mind, and it is ideal for full-time gardeners, industrial applications, and commercial use. It is also perfect for residential gardening. If you are a weekend gardener, this bench will also be perfectly suited for you. You can take it indoors and use it for floor-level work or as an impromptu desk chair. Folding the chair up and stowing it inside a cupboard or behind the door is quick and effortless, making it the perfect household accessory.
This gardening bench consists of durable and high-quality components and is suitable for every day or heavy-duty use. Its simple and practical design adds versatility so you are not limited to outdoor and garden applications. As an all-around household accessory, this bench is sure to become an integral part of you and your family’s lives.
- Bench dimensions when unfolded: 19” x 11” x 23”
- The seat pad is cushioned on both sides with EVA foam
- Easy to use as garden seating bench and a kneeler
- Strong emphasis on heavy-duty or commercial use
Here’s a solid, high-quality gardening bench with no drawbacks. This gardening bench and kneeler combination has everything you need to ensure that you can toil away in your garden all day in absolute comfort. The seating pad is fitted with high-quality ¾” EVA foam on both sides to prevent your knees from carrying your body weight, while protecting your clothing from dirt, and providing you with a comfortable seating surface.
The frame is made from high-quality steel that won’t rust and that you can use to position, lift, and lower yourself with your arms to keep your body weight off your knees. The steel frame is especially helpful to the elderly or disabled. The frame can sustain a weight of up to 330 lbs., which is on par with other products on the market. The frame provides you with a seating height of 17” and a kneeling height of just over 4”. This height is ideal for reaching the back of your flower beds or vegetable garden.
This bench is relatively lightweight at 6.85 lbs., so you’ll be able to carry it around and flip it over to use as kneeler or bench without difficulty. You also get two garden tool pouches that you can attach to the frame. Each pouch contains 3 pockets that are big enough for most garden accessories. The bench can be folded to a size of 22.5” x 10.5” x 5”, making it possible to store in a vertical area that is wider than around 5.5”.
This is easily one of the best garden kneelers on this list. It brings a lot to the table in terms of quality and features designed for convenience. The weight, dimensions, and foldability are similar to conventional garden kneelers, but it offers more when it comes to garden tool storage, durability, and overall quality.
- Unfolded kneeler dimensions: 23.5” x 10.5” x 19”
- Seating pad is 3/4” thick and is made from EVA foam
- Seating height is 17” and kneeling height is around 4.5”
- Seating pad is 16” wide for an optimal working range
This gardening kneeler comes with a durable and high-quality frame that is made from 22 mm steel tubes. The frame can carry a weight of up to 300 lbs., which is 30 lbs. less than the bench from U.S. Garden Supply. This frame gives you a seating height of around 17” and a kneeling height of 4”, which is comparable to similar gardening benches in the market. You can use the frame to position yourself, as well as to lower and lift yourself to and from the kneeling position. This will keep your body weight off your knees and support your lower back.
The seating pad is fitted with high-quality 1.2” EVA foam on either side to give it a total thickness of 2.4”. It has a size of 16” by 6.1” which is similar to the seating pad dimensions of other gardening benches. This seating pad is effective when it comes protecting your knees and clothing from rough terrain and dirt, and it provides you with a comfortable seating surface when you use it as a gardening bench.
The bench weighs 5.7 lbs., which is light enough for just about anyone to carry. The legs can be folded for easy storage and portability. Another convenient feature is the accessory pouch that you can attach to the frame to keep fertilizer, tools, and other accessories within reach.
The offering from GoPlus is similar to the others, so we recommend looking at the price of this product before buying. If it’s dramatically higher than the brands we’ve mentioned, steer clear. However, if you find that it’s on sale or has been marked down, you may have found yourself a steal. The highly durable frame makes the GoPlus a top pick and, like a gardening bench from MTB, it can be used for things like commercial gardening or park maintenance.
- Unfolded product dimensions: 23.6” x 19.3” x 11”
- Gardening bench weight is a comfortable 5.7 lbs.
- Foldable and can easily be stored in a small space
- Comes with a garden accessory pouch
If you’re looking for an affordable solution and don’t need a steel frame with a bench, you’ll love the RED Home Club Thick Kneeling Pad. It’s a simple, lightweight design, made of just a thick pad and a handle cutout for portability.
The drawback is that this product doesn’t offer you any bench or seating solutions. With the other garden kneelers, the pad is suspended from the ground, where the RED kneeling pad would be in constant contact with dirt and rough terrain.
The pad is up to 1.5” thick and is incredibly versatile, especially when it comes to indoor use. There are thousands of other applications for this cushion. The high-density foam is durable, easy to clean, and hydrophobic, so it won’t absorb water easily. There are additional benefits to this cushion that the other kneelers on this list don’t offer. It weighs almost nothing and can be stored literally anywhere. You can use it for exercise, yoga, as a seat cushion during events, and even commercial applications.
These pads are made to last for years without compressing. If you are looking for a tool that you can solely use for gardening, you may be better off looking at one of the other items on this list. If you just need an affordable, versatile accessory that you can use for general indoor and outdoor convenience, this PROPAD from RED will be perfect for you.
- Lightweight with carrying handle and easy to store
- Pad dimensions: 18” x 11” x 1.5”
- Made from high-density hydrophobic foam
- Versatile knee pad for a wide range of applications
Gardening can be both a fulfilling and healthy hobby. Unfortunately, as time goes by, ground-level gardening can eventually take its toll on your knees and back. And we haven’t even mentioned hazards like tetanus and Lyme disease!
Gardening kneelers are one of the best ways to find relief from knee pain or to prevent it altogether. They are affordable, easy to use, and effective. They’ll help you enjoy your garden for hours on end without pain, stiffness or injury.
When choosing the best gardening kneeler, you may be faced with very similar options that seem nearly identical. It’s almost as if they were all manufactured in the same factory, with only a unique brand name to differentiate them from each other.
In order to find the best option for you, take a look at the dimensions, weight, and placement of the tool pouches. That way, even though the brands are similar, you’ll be able to find one that’s the best fit for your needs.
If you want our opinion, you can’t go wrong with the garden kneeler from U.S Garden Supply. It tends to be the most competitively priced with powder-coated steel to prevent rust. If you’re a gardening enthusiast, you’re probably always on the lookout for rust-free products!