The 6 Best Garden Stools of 2023

Our top pick is Gardener's Supply Tractor Scoot.

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Woman sitting on a garden stool


A good garden stool can quickly become one of your best yard tools and accessories. It comes in handy with planting, weeding, and general garden chores because it's a great way to be more efficient and to save your back. You can double a stool’s usefulness, too, when you turn it into an extra seat, plant stand, or a side table on the patio. 

Whether you’re looking for a garden stool to get work done or you want decorative options to dress up your outdoor space, there are a lot of great styles out there. Some even meet both needs!

Here are the best garden stools to check out:

Best Overall

Gardener's Supply Company Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket

Gardener's Supply Company Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket

Courtesy of Walmart

This comfy seat on wheels will soon become your best friend in the garden. It has a spot under the seat for tools and a holder on the back for a bucket, making it as resourceful as it is comfortable. It can hold up to 400 pounds, so use it for hauling and/or sitting as you get through your day’s tasks.

There are a few similar designs on the market, but this one is a true favorite among gardeners. Just wheel it around to wherever you need it, and you’ll always have the help you need.

Price at time of publish: $159

Best Ceramic Design

Bloomsbury Market Blue Aphrodite Ceramic Garden Stool

Bloomsbury Market Blue Aphrodite Ceramic Garden Stool

Courtesy of Wayfair

It’s like a piece of art, a stool, and an end table all in one. This ceramic table with a white to blue ombre design can work both inside and out. It can hold up to the weather and is also water-resistant.

It can hold up to 275 pounds and is around 20 pounds itself, so it's light enough to move it around to wherever you need it, whether near the fire pit for an extra seat or on the patio as a plant stand. Sitting around 18 inches tall x 14 inches wide, it’s compact enough for a small space but big enough to be useful.

Price at time of publish: $173

Best Wood Design

Patio Sense Elyse Round Garden Stool

Patio Sense Elyse Round Garden Stool

Courtesy of Amazon

If you love the natural look, then consider this cleverly-designed garden stool made from re-claimed acacia, pine, and rubber wood. The pressure-treated wood is kiln-dried, which means it can withstand both insect damage and rot for several years.

It’s 16 inches wide x 19 inches tall, and weighs around 28 pounds. This stool is a simple and more polished alternative to a traditional wood stump. Consider getting a few and grouping them together for rustic seating outside, or use on your deck as a side table.

Price at time of publish: $70

Best Folding Stool

Uncommon Goods Gardener's Tool Seat

Uncommon Goods Gardener's Tool Seat

Uncommon Goods

This clever design has multiple uses, including as a tool bag, a work station, and a place to sit. The base itself is made from lightweight steel and covered in water-resistant nylon, which will hold up to 250 pounds.

You can detach the bag under the seating area, which has 21 pockets and a big catch-all area for just about any gardening tool, seed packets and so on. When you’re not using it, fold and hang it up. It’s a great investment for the garden. Since it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to move around, you’ll find plenty of ways to use it throughout the seasons.

Price at time of publish: $46

Best Jute Design

Natural Geo Moray Decorative Handwoven Jute Accent Stool

Natural Geo Moray Decorative Handwoven Jute Accent Stool

Courtesy of Amazon

This stool is the most lightweight on the list at only 4 pounds, but it’s also one of the most sturdy. With the reed frame and the jute wrapping, this small but mighty stool can hold up to 350 pounds. Available in sets of two and in multiple colors, the stools make a unique addition to any space. This is truly an example of how resilient a hand-crafted, natural piece can be.

Keep in mind that they’re not made to be weather-resistant, so put these under a covered area or be prepared to move them indoors when it rains. Store it indoors during winter.

Price at time of publish: $190 

Best Unique Design

Jason Podlaski Skateboard Stool

Jason Podlaski Skateboard Stool

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This one-of-a-kind stool can add an edgy vibe to your garden or patio. Artist Jason Podlaski is the creator behind this upcycled design. He collects skateboards from around the United States and Canada to turn them into usable art like this.

Each stool will be unique, depending on what skateboards were used to make it, but they all sit around 18 inches tall x 14 inches long x 13 inches wide. You might not want to haul this cool art piece around the garden, inches deep in mud or soil, but it would make a great end table or plant stand.

Price at time of publish: $250

Final Verdict

Our top pick in the Deluxe Tractor Scoot for its easy mobility and handy basket. But if you’re in the market for something more decorative, check out the beautiful Aphrodite Ceramic Garden Stool

Why Trust Treehugger?

Treehugger wants to help you find the best garden products on the market that are also sustainable. The author, Stacy Tornio, has been gardening for many years and has fully embraced the importance of a good garden stool. She has many that double as fire pit seats, side tables, and resting spots in her garden. Stacy has been writing about plants for 15+ years.

Arricca SanSone updated this article. She has been gardening for more than 15 years and also trials gardening products and plants for use in the real world.