Best gardening gifts for Father's Day
If your dad loves gardening, treat him to a gift that will keep him happy in the great outdoors this Father's Day, whether it's a tool, outdoor footwear or a state-of-the-art lawnmower
:: Garden Storage Box (from £99, Forestgarden.co.uk)
GARDEN storage boxes are often not very visually pleasing – but this wooden one from Forest Garden won't create an eyesore. The boxes are ideal for storing away wellies, tools and garden equipment, even in a small garden, and come with a choice of dip treated (£99) or pressure treated (£119) finishes. The floor is also mounted on treated bearers to keep it off the ground and dry.
:: Men's chunky tread outdoor clogs (from £25, Backdoorshoes.co.uk)
These hard-wearing slip-ons are perfect for pottering in the garden. They're waterproof, comfortable and lightweight, making them an ideal shoe to keep by the back door. Available in sizes 8 to 14.
:: Ambrogio L60 Deluxe Automatic Robotic Lawnmower (John Lewis, £899)
Reportedly the only robotic lawnmower that doesn't need a boundary wire installing, the L60 Deluxe doesn't require any installation: simply put it down and clever sensors help it navigate your lawn. It can mow for two hours at a time, allowing it to cover an area of up to 200 square metres.
:: Wolf Garten multi-change tool (handles from £4.99, tool heads from £9.99, Wolfgarten-tools.co.uk)
Save money and space with this multi-change range which offers 27 tools in one through a series of interchangeable heads. Tools include grubbers, hoes, ridgers, weeders, millers and rakes. There are also an additional seven handheld tools for working in confined areas.
:: Fiskars' GS42 Servo-System Grass Shear (£20 was £24, fiskars.co.uk)
If your dad loves his lawn, he'll want to edge it with this handy pair of grass shears which are light and precise, with an adjustable 360 degree cutting angle. The Fiskars Servo-System mechanism prevents the blade from jamming, while the thumb-operated locking mechanism ensures extra safety.
:: Garden caddy (£24.99, Burgon & Ball)
This stylish garden caddy is perfect for keeping a few gardening essentials in, handy by the back door and ready for action.
:: Kajito hammock (£439, Cacoonworld.com)
This is ideal for dad to rest his weary bones in after a hard day's gardening, or even if no gardening was done. It's a cross between a deck chair and a hammock, but is easy to move from one area to another within your open space. It also has a collapsible frame to make for easy storage.
:: La Hacienda Pittsburgh industrial firepit (Large, £200; medium, £80 – was £100, Wyevalegardencentres.co.uk)
Low in height with a wide and deep bowl, the La Hacienda Pittsburgh Industrial Firepit is sure to keep you warm long after the sun has set. Its classic industrial-style design with three sturdy legs is perfect for a garden or patio centrepiece. The steel bowl will oxidise over time to produce a striking weathered finish.
:: Revive Your Garden by Nick Bailey (£25, Kyle Books)
This new book by Gardeners' World presenter Nick Bailey will help restore green space. Whether it's an existing plot that has become tired, or a newly acquired garden that needs overhauling, this guide focuses on simple ideas, techniques and design solutions.