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Habitus Loves… Gardening

With the gloom of winter drawing to a close and the Spring issue of Habitus on the way (available September 19) we thought it the perfect time to share our favourite gardening products.

Gardening Tools


Designed by: Sophie Conran

Why we love it: Including a compost scoop, trowel, fork, potting sieve, weeder, dibber and secateurs, the Sophie Conran gardening toolkit covers all the basics of setting up and maintaining a garden. With Waxed FSC Beechwood handles, brass ferrules and stainless steel heads, the pieces are not only robust and functional but also attractive. 

Where you can get it: QualityProducts


Soft Touch Gardening Gloves


Designed by: Gold Leaf

Why we love it: Imported from the UK , the Gold Leaf Range of Gloves are the only gloves to be endorsed by The Royal Horticultural Society (and we all know ho much the ENglish love their gardens).  The palm of this glove is constructed from quality deerskin leather for softness, suppleness, and high durablility. The back of the glove is made from lycra and features a Velcro fastener, which enhances the comfort and flexibility and providing the wearer with an extremely close fit.

Where you can get it: The Savvy Garden


Boulders Planter


Designed by: Jinggoy Buensuceso for HIVE

Why we love it: The Boulders Collection offers a juxtaposition of contemporary forms and antique detailing. The polygonal shape is a simple conveyance of modern sculptures while the natural oxidation of metal provides the rustic feel. All planters are offered in neutral rusty shade while the internal bowls come in white, black and blue..

Where you can get it: Kezu


Urban Composter


Designed by: Urban Composter

Why we love it: Designed with the aim of facilitating composting in smaller dwellings and eliminating the unsightly or odorous elements of the practice. Incorporating the use of a compost accelerator spray allows compost to be converted to fertilizer in a matter of days, while the colorful lids add a welcome pop of brightness to the bin.

Where you can get it: Urban Composter


Safari Planters


Designed by: Kenneth Cobonpue for HIVE

Why we love it: Imbuing the collection with animal-like characteristics, Kenneth Cobonpue has designed for HIVE a range of planters across four sizes intended to interact as a flock. The planters feature integrated drainage and are cast from naturally crushed stone, available in a choice of terracotta, natural, gray or black.

Where you can get it: Kezu




Designed by: Kneelo

Why we love it: Painful knees ruin gardening. Luckily the good people at Kneelo saw an opportunity where others only felt stiff and sore. Generously sized, with contoured edges, Kneelo allows you to work in cushioned comfort for prolonged periods of time. Featuring a deep layer of shock absorbing EVA foam and a luxurious cushioning layer of memory foam, Kneelo is encased in waterproof, durable neoprene with a quick dry, wipe clean, nylon coating.

Where you can get it: Beezer




Designed by: Louis McCoy

Why we love it: Created from 90% recycled materials such as old pallets and left over poly tubing, these planters feature a specially designed geo fabric (permeable mesh) that allows plants to absorb water as they need it, so they only need occasional watering and can be deployed indoors with minimal mess. 

Where you can get it: Herbitual


Organic Vegetable Gardening


Designed by: Annette McFarlane

Why we love it: Covering everything from the classical plot garden to growing in containers, heirloom and organic vegetables, mushrooms and chapters on Australian bush food and the herbs and spices that give the unique character to the cuisines of China, Greece, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand and India this comprehensive guide leaves no stone uncovered when explaining how to create a thriving garden. 

Where you can get it: ABC Shop