The 10 Best Gardening Gadgets, Apps and Apparel to Take Your Horticulture Hobby to the Next Level

Gardening tools have gotten an upgrade, enabling pandemic hobbyists to become bona fide green thumbs in a snap
(Photographs: Kate Ince; Styling: Nicole Billark)

Sixty-three percent of Canadians are gardeners, and we spend, collectively, about $5.81 billion a year on plants and lawn and garden products and equipment. When it comes to becoming a successful plant parent, patience and experience are important— but so is having the right gear to simplify the process where possible.

Here are 10 of the most stylish, smartly designed and high-tech gardening supplies on the market.

Best gardening tools: Flexilla gardening hose

Flexilla Garden Hose

Made from a lightweight polymer that’s drinking-water safe, this terracotta-coloured hose doubles as backyard decor.

Best gardening tools: Umbra watering can

Umbra Watering Can

This rust-proof watering can’s 360-degree handle makes it easy to grip from any angle.

Best gardening tools: Plasticana garden clogs

Plasticana Garden Clogs

Plasticana’s waterproof gardening shoes are made in France from fully recyclable hemp plastic.

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Best gardening tools: Click and Grow Smart Garden

Click and Grow Smart Garden

This planter features a water tank and LED lighting system, so you can successfully grow outdoor herbs and flowers indoors.

Best gardening tools: La Crosse Wifi Weather Station

La Crosse Wifi Weather Station

Track the temperature, humidity, wind and rainfall in your yard with an all-in-one set-up that sends data to your phone.

Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

This hands-free app-controlled lawnmower can tackle yards of up to an eighth of an acre.

Modern Sprout Smart Landscape Grow Frame

Modern Sprout Smart Landscape Grow Frame

Display your plant babies like works of art in this LED vertical garden frame. $390,

Planta Plant Care App

Planta Plant Care App

The highly rated Planta app tells you when it’s time to water, fertilize, mist, clean and even repot your plants with the snap of a pic.
From $8 a month,

Dupray Air Purifier

Dupray Air Purifier

This decorative planter inconspicuously removes 99.97 per cent of airborne pollutants from your home.

Oui Self-watering Spikes

Oui Self-watering Spikes

Skip the house-sitter and use these clay spikes to keep potted plants hydrated while you’re away.
$29.50 for set of three,

This article appears in print in the Spring 2023 issue of Canadian Business magazine. Buy the issue for $7.99 or better yet, subscribe to the quarterly print magazine for just $40 a year.

Truc Nguyen
Truc Nguyen
Truc Nguyen is a communications expert, fashion editor and freelance writer based in Toronto.