Avant Garde Gardening: 15 Modern Tools & Accessories

Sleek, simple and sophisticated, the modern garden does away with ornate fripperies for a look that’s almost architectural in nature. If you keep your garden up to the times, why not do the same for your gardening tools and implements? These 15 modern gardening accessories are unexpectedly stylish, emphasizing clean lines, fine craftsmanship, portability and ease of use.

Steel Watering Can by Pascal Charmolu

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Stark and super-simple, this watering can by Pascal Charmolu certainly doesn’t look anything like the traditional version of this gardening staple. This can is made from stainless steel and has a flexible silicone hose that attaches to the can’s body with a magnet.

DiviShovel Modern Gardening Tools by Jo Sumin

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Small space gardeners – and those who hate toting around a lot of heavy garden tools – always appreciate compact designs that don’t take up a lot of room. The DiviShovel 4-in-1 garden tool by Jo Sumin packs two shovels, a hoe and a broom into one lightweight package that has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.

Red Gardening Tools Set by Cooper Hewitt

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These three bright red gardening tools from Cooper Hewitt would look awfully striking hanging against a white wall. According to the designer, the tools are “Made by a small factory in central Sweden who still believes in local production and entrepreneurship. They have been producing the design since they opened in 1976 and have made 4 million pieces since then!”

Eco Watering Can Bottle Adapter

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Turn virtually any plastic or glass bottle into your own custom watering can with a colorful eco-friendly adapter from The Balcony Gardener. The Eco Watering Can Bottle Adapter is made of recyclable PET plastic and gives new life to either collectible bottles or just plain old plastic 2-liters.

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