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Buy a Garden Kneeler Seat Online

Updated on December 9, 2012

Garden kneelers that can be turned upside-down to function as garden seats are among the smartest garden tools ever to have been invented. They are not just for folks who have knee or back problems.

They are for anyone who wants to have a more comfortable experience in the garden while performing tasks that strain the knees and back and for anyone who wants to safeguard their joints and muscles for the future.

Garden Kneeler Features To Consider before Buying

Not every garden kneeler is right for everyone. Some fold flat for small-space storage, some need assembly, some are heavier than others, some are longer and wider than others, and some are more expensive.

When shopping for a garden kneeler for yourself or someone else, consider these factors:

  • How much storage space is available (would a folding garden kneeler suit my purposes better than one that doesn’t fold)?
  • How much assembly do I want to do?
  • What weight capacity do I need?
  • Do I need an adjustable height?
  • Do I want a garden kneeler that rocks (like a rocking chair) when used as a seat?
  • How much am I willing to spend?

The product listings that follow will give you helpful information for choosing a garden kneeler seat that meets your needs.

Step2 5A0100 Garden Kneeler

Just snap the double-walled plastic pieces in place, right out of the box, and you are in business with this garden kneeler and seat.

At 7-1/2 pounds and with a convenient hand-hole in the top, this kneeler and seat is easily portable. Once assembled, it is not collapsible or foldable. However, unlike most other garden kneelers, this one can be used as a stepping stool as well.

At 16-1/4 inches high, the garden seat brings you a bit closer to the ground than most other models.

The 3/4-inch foam pad attaches to the kneeler with Velcro strips and can be removed to use by itself in the garden.

Yard Butler GKS-2 Garden Kneeler and Seat

Made of all-steel construction, the Yard Butler GKS-2 kneeler is sturdy for kneeling or sitting and supports up to 250 pounds. Requiring no assembly, this folding garden kneeler weighs 8 pounds, making it easy to lift and carry.

The folded dimensions are 24 x 11 x 5 inches, a convenient size for small-space storage, while the standing height is 19 inches. Each side is cushioned with a 3/4-inch thick foam pad.

Midwest Gloves and Gear 53 Kneeler Bench

At under 6 pounds, this square-steel garden kneeler and seat with powder coat finish is sturdy and durable, with a weight capacity of 250 pounds. No assembly is required, and the kneeler folds flat to 23 x 11 x 4.5 inches for convenient storage.

Notice that the arm and hand supports project beyond their supporting bars. Although this feature may contribute to stability, it may also catch the inside of a short-sleeved shirt when you are in the kneeling position, if you are of a certain height and posture.

Garden Odyssey GBC2100 Kneeling Bench

When being used as a seat, this lightweight, folding garden kneeler (under 9 pounds shipping weight) places you 16 inches from the ground. When being used as a kneeling bench, it places you 4 inches from the ground. For convenient storage, it folds to 24 x 12 x 4.5 inches.

Garden Odyssey GBC2360 Deluxe Rocking Kneeler Bench

This clever garden kneeler adjusts in height from 16 to 19 inches. In the kneeling position this flexibility allows you to choose a comfortable height for your hands when you are ready to stand up from kneeling. In the sitting position this height flexibility, along with the rocking feet, gives you even more choice about the right distance to the ground for you.

The kneeling cushion is longer and wider than most and comes with a washable cover. At only 3.8 pounds, this garden rocking garden kneeler seat is super-easy to lift, carry, and flip over.

Quick Comparison of Garden Kneeler Seat Models Featured in this Article

Garden Kneeler Seat Model
Assembly Required?
Dimensions in Inches (Length/Width/Height)
Weight Capacity in Pounds
Step2 5A0100
Yard Butler GKS-2
Midwest Gloves and Gear 53
Garden Odyssey GBC2100
Garden Odyssey GBC2360 Deluxe

About Garden Kneeler Pads and Cushions

Garden kneelers come with cushioned pads of different sizes and different degrees of softness. What is ideal for one person may not be for another. However, you always have the option of placing a kneeling pad or folded towel of your own on top of the manufacturer’s pad for additional comfort.

Garden Kneelers Aren't Just for the Garden

Here are some additional uses for these versatile tools:

  • Outdoor side or occasional tables
  • Sitting or kneeling while organizing and cleaning areas low to the ground such as cabinets and drawers
  • Kneeling while washing floors, painting low areas on walls, and laying tile

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      @ChristyWrites, you are so welcome. I think this "tool" is something that many don't know about. But what a body-saver it can be. :)

      @mary615, you are so right on about using this kneeler seat for other jobs around the home, like laying tile. Thanks for sharing!

      @drsohel, I don't know what countries these kneeler seats are available in. Perhaps it's a business opportunity for you? :)

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      @Curiad, ty for your comment.

      @tillsontitan, indeed, they are definitely worth the money!

      @mythicalstorm273, thank you for the good words. As mary615 writes in her comment after yours, the uses for these kneelers are not limited to gardening. When dealing with the floors in my house, I purchased knee pads, and that was a total waste. A kneeler would have been a much better choice. Thanks for your good words!

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thank you, Melovy, for your comment. I'm glad your mom has one of these, and even more glad that a kneeler seat helps her continue to garden into her 80s. This is a wonderful thing! It sounds like she, as my mom, who is of a similar age, is willing to adapt to new things in order to keep doing what she loves to do when physical problems pose significant challenges.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      @Jools99, I use the cushion-thingie, too. It's just so convenient to haul around and store. But for safety and comfort and for prolonging back and knee health, there's nothing like one of these kneeler seats. :)

      @Sunshine625, I hear you about doing things the difficult way...especially when that way is less time consuming than another way. LOL

      @DeborahNeyens, if you decide to "trade in" your foam mats for a kneeler seat, better get two so that you and hubby don't fight over one!

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      drsohel 5 years ago from Dhaka, BD

      I didn't knew about Kneeler seat before. Thanks for sharing it. It's not common in my country either. This info will definitely help me. Voted up.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I wish I'd known about these when I laid ceramic floor tile in my two bathrooms! Good review on these products.

      You did some great research on these kneeler.

      I voted this UP, and will share.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      How interesting! I am not an avid gardener but my mom is and you know I never thought about garden kneelers until I just read this hub! Thanks for sharing the information for us.

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      mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

      This was very informative! I do not garden yet, but it is apart of my future plans when I am done with school and so this is one of those things that I found useful for the future. I actually really liked the presentation of the hub as well!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I've seen these kneelers advertized and often wondered if they would be worth the money. Thanks to your informative hub I know what to look for! I can put my foam kneeler to other uses.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      This is a very well put together Hub Sally, I found it interesting and informative!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      My mother (in her 80s) uses one of these kneelers in the garden because of knee problems. I think hers is like the first one you've shown and she finds it very helpful.

      I agree with Deborah that this is a very thorough hub.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      What a comprehensive look at the options available. My husband and I have a piece of an old foam mat that we carry around the garden to use as a kneeler. These options look so much better. Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      What a great idea for use while gardening! I bet the sales for this item do very well. I just prefer to do things the difficult way. That's just me:)

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Useful hub. I just use a little cushion thingie, I hadn't thought about getting a combo one with a seat - neat idea.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Better yet, Benjimester, how about a birthday or holiday gift for your mom? I'd be so happy if my kid did that for me (except that she doesn't have to, because I have one). :) Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Benji Mester 6 years ago from San Diego, California

      Hey, that's pretty cool. My mom loves to garden. I bet she would love something like this. I'll pass this along.

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thank you so much, VENZKHVAM, for reading, commenting, leaving the good words, and voting. Garden kneelers are so smart!

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      VENZKHVAM 6 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      Hi Sally,

      This help to not bruise your knees in continuous sitting in the gardening.

      I LIKED IT.

      Thanks for sharing.

      voted interesting and up