What do you do if you have small helpers in the garden?

You buy them their own tools of course.

The Product
Today’s review is covering the 4 piece garden tool set for children being sold at various retailers and is brought to you by McGregors

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With the set you get the following items:

  • 1 x Square head trowel
  • 1 x Trowel
  • 1 x Mini rake
  • 1 x pair of cotton gloves

They are NZ lab tested child friendly paint.

Here is a picture of the set we got as you can see it comes in different colours.

4 Piece Childrens Garden Set

The downside to the set
The gloves are missing from the photo and the reason for that is that it is the only item that is a total disappointment with it.  While the set itself didn’t cost very much at all, and kids can be kids I would have expected more then the half hours use we got out of the gloves before they fell apart.

We had a total of 3 of these sets in the family and all 3 pairs of gloves stitching fell apart around the fingers in about 20 minutes to half an hours casual wearing of them.  This led us to buy different kids gloves as the girls were disappointed that they fell apart.

Back to the good stuff
Miss almost 5 year old really liked the set and has used it to help weed her miniature pumpkins and also when we were pulling out a small tree stump she used the square head trowel to hold worms.  Her only criticism was the normal trowel was too flat and didn’t hold enough dirt for her liking.

The build quality

 Mini Rake Picture
Apart from the gloves mentioned earlier the tools themselves are very sturdy with tool heads made from metal, and was commented by some of the adults how strong they appeared.  And they are, the wood used for the handles feels good and the tool head is held to this with a single screw, I can see these tools lasting for many years with basic maintenance and not leaving them outside all the time.

Price and availability
From memory (I really should write down the prices of things) this set was around the $10 – $12 mark, but have a look around as prices can vary.

On the McGregors website is states quite a few places stocking their hand tools including, Bunnings, Mitre 10 Mega, Kings plant barn, Oderings, Palmers, Placemakers and The Warehouse.  Now I’m not sure if every store would stock this kids range so it pays to check first, I got this set from Bunnings.

Conclusion
If you want a small tool set for the little gardener in your life that will last the distance (apart from the gloves apparently) and can live with having to get some different gloves, this is the best set I’ve seen out there for the price.