Bloomscape Garden Gloves

The Best Gardening Gloves on the Market Right Now

They'll protect your hands from the elements.
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Spending time in your garden is an easy way to reconnect with nature and even get some exercise (yard work is hard work!), but operating various appliances, digging through dirt, and pulling weeds can wreak havoc on your hands. The good news is protecting yourself from insects, thorns, and common garden irritants—like poison ivy—is simple with the right pair of gloves. Ahead, discover some of our favorite pairs for pruning, general work, tough jobs, and more.

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Martha Stewart Nitrile Coated All-Purpose Garden Gloves
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Courtesy of Martha

Keep your hands protected and your fingertips clean with these nitrile-coated all-purpose gloves, which were designed by Martha. The non-slip grip ensures you won't have any trouble holding onto your essential gardening tools.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Nitrile Coated All-Purpose Garden Gloves, $16, amazon.com.

Smith & Hawken Roepickers Work Gloves
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Forearm Coverage

Made with durable materials that will keep both your hands and forearms scratch-free, these utility gloves offer extended coverage; they're best for more challenging tasks that might expose you to poison ivy or sticker bushes.

Shop Now: Smith & Hawken Roepickers Work Gloves, $12, target.com.

Bloomscape Gardening Gloves
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Breathable

This breathable, one-size-fits-all pair from Bloomscape is made from a mix of nylon and nitrile and will take you from one growing season to the next. To prolong their lifespan, wash them regularly.

Shop Now: Bloomscape Garden Gloves, $20, bloomscape.com.

Anthropologie Floral Twill Garden Gloves
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Floral

A utilitarian essential like gardening gloves can absolutely be stylish—this  floral-patterned pair is proof. Plus, their built-in drawstring prevents loose soil and creepy-crawlies from slipping in while you work.

Shop Now: Anthropologie Floral Twill Garden Gloves, $38, anthropologie.com.

Womanswork Garden Of Paradise Arm Saver Gloves
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Synthetic Leather

Inspired by the gardens that encircle English cottages, these extended-cuff gloves feature leather-lined palms with reinforced thumbs and index fingers for maximum security; the top is made from a cotton twill with a blend of spandex to allow for full flexibility. And you won't have to worry about ruining the exclusive print while you are hard at work—luckily, this pair is machine washable.

Shop Now: Womanswork "Garden Of Paradise" Arm Saver Gloves, $34, womanswork.com.

Terrain Heirloom Garden Weeder Gloves
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Weeds, Beware

Looking for something lightweight for ultra-hot days? These cotton-nitrile blend gloves are breathable, but offer enough coverage for straightforward tasks, like weeding.

Shop Now: Terrain Heirloom Garden Weeder Gloves, $16, shopterrain.com.

White Flower Farm English Garden Gauntlet Gloves
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Gauntlet Style

These handmade gauntlet-style gloves were created in an English tannery using top-of-the-line materials. Best of all, the leather is flexible and waterproof.

Shop Now: White Flower Farm English Garden Gauntlet Gloves, $39, whiteflowerfarm.com.

Duluth Trading Women's Gardening Gauntlet Gloves
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Tough Gloves

They may be soft on the inside, but these thick gloves have a tough exterior so you can take on that thorny rosebush or lop down a small tree.

Shop Now: Duluth Trading Women's Gardening Gauntlet Gloves, $44.95, duluthtrading.com.

V&A William Morris Gardening Gloves
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Cute Cotton

We have yet to discover a pair of gloves with a prettier pattern. You'll have no difficulty spotting these beauties in your potting shed!

Shop Now: V&A William Morris Gardening Gloves, $29.98, amazon.com.

Womanswork All Leather Gauntlet Glove
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Heavy Duty

Best for heavy-duty jobs, these all-leather gloves will stop thorns, sticks, and bugs from hitting your skin.

Shop Now: Womanswork All Leather Gauntlet Glove, $48, womanswork.com.

Digz High Performance Gardening Gloves
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Selfie Ready

These reinforced spandex-blend gardening gloves have a tech-friendly finger pad, so you can switch from gardening to snapping photos of your landscape with ease.

Shop Now: Digz High Performance Gardening Gloves, $14.28, amazon.com.

My Little Belleville Radish Gardening Gloves
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Radishes

Tend to your veggie garden in style, with a task-appropriate pair of gripped gloves made from a knit material.

Shop Now: My Little Belleville Radish Gardening Gloves, $23, wolfandbadger.com.

Garden Works Mid Cuff Gloves
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Mid-Cuff

Made from split-grain leather, these mid-length gloves provide plenty of coverage and come with elasticized cuffs, which keep you protected without restricting your movements.

Shop Now: Garden Works Mid Cuff Gloves, $34.95, gardeners.com.