Open House Nov. 23 + 24, 12-5pm

Gardener's Kit is having an Open House for gardening folk in Victoria who didn't have a chance to get to CanWest this year!

  • Stop by to check out, and try out the new tool selection
  • Pick up christmas prezzies for yourself/ your crew/ your gardening pals/ your clients
  • Hot drinks, cold drinks, nibbles
  • Tool care & sharpening demos
  • Invite your friends and colleagues

Friday, November 23
Saturday, November 24

12-5pm both days
1810 Belmont Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8R 3Z2

Sneak Previews:


Best New Product @ Canwest 2018

Okatsune secateurs » are the industry standard in Japan. Sharp and strong, the design of the locking mechanism is superior and never unintentionally engages. Which is what won it the People's Choice Award for Best New Product at the CanWest Horticultural Expo in September.

Three sizes to choose from: small, standard, and large. Small is perfect for women with small hands, large for big hands, standard for the rest of us. Design works for lefties and righties.

View All Okatsune Products »

Newest Products: Sneeboer

Sneeboer is a family-run Dutch tool manufacturer, internationally renowned for their high-quality stainless steel hand-forged garden tools. All with a lifetime guarantee. I've chosen some of the most useful and uniquely specialized tools, tools that I've never found in Canada but that are brilliant for specialized tasks.

My favourites: the long-handled bulb planter » allows you to easily plant bulbs in lawns in a naturalistic fashion, without digging out endless chunks of turf; and the short-handled planting spade » and fork », designed for use from a kneeling position.

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Two Great Snips

Snips are an everyday essential for floristry work, for gardeners during cut flower and deadheading season, for pine pruning and nursery production.

Okatsune snips » - red & white handles. Well-made, sturdy, and inexpensive enough to own several pairs.
Tobisho snips »  - red & yellow handles. A finely crafted tool, made from high quality steel, the clever locking mechanism is very deliberate and can be locked/unlocked with one hand.

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Everyday Essentials

This is the basic kit that we always have with us in the field.

The Niwaki double holster » is my favourite gardening accessory: it holds the brilliant, multi-purpose hori hori » (weeding, planting, cutting) and a pair of secateurs ». I can also fit a pair of snips » in with the hori during deadheading season.

I always keep a cleaning block » and a small sharpening tool in a pocket or pouch » so that I can give my secateurs a quick polish and sharpen as needed.

View our everyday essentials »