Garden tools are the range of tools made for gardens and gardening overlaps with the range of tools made for agriculture and horticulture. It includes hand tools and power tools.
The hand tools still used by gardeners originated with the earliest agricultural implements used by man: the spade, the garden hoe, the pitchfork, the garden fork, the garden rake and the plough. The earliest tools were made of wood, flint and bone.
The development of metal working, first in copper and later in iron and steel, enabled the manufacture of more durable tools. Industrial metalworking enabled the manufacture of cutting tools, including pruning shears, grass shears and secateurs.
The first power tool to become popular with gardeners was the lawn mower. This has been followed by a very wide range of power tools, including cultivators, string trimmer, sprinklers, hedge trimmers, lawn aerators, leaf sweepers, leaf blowers and mini-tractors.
Garden tools are included in the list of the landscape products used by the garden designers and landscape architects and it was exhibited at trade fairs to these industries. Other landscape products include walls, fences, paving, outdoor lighting, water features, fountains, garden furniture, garden ornaments, gazebos, garden buildings, pond liners. The skills of combining these products to produce places are known as landscape design and landscape detailing.