Battery-powered garden tools

There are many benefits to owning battery-powered garden tools. Designed for convenience, they are easy to use and turn on with the press of a button. Since they are cordless, you never have to worry about how close you are to a plug point, and with zero particle emissions, they’re a sensible choice for the environmentally conscious gardener.

There used to be legitimate concerns about battery life, but those have been laid to rest by terrific advances in technology. Garden tools with the new Lithium-ion batteries offer affordable and long-lasting performance that matches the power of petrol alternatives.

Types of battery-powered garden tools

Recognising its utility and popularity, industry-leading brands like Bosch, Honda and Echo now produce a wide variety of battery-powered garden equipment. These include:

Lawnmowers: These are lightweight, efficient, and require little maintenance. If you’re unsure about which one is right for you, check out our updated list of the best cordless lawnmowers.

Chainsaws: Suitable for all kinds of tasks, they can chop wood or prune trees with ease, with some models capable of heavy-duty commercial cutting. For beginners, we recommend the Bosch UniversalChain 18, which comes with built-in recoil protection.

Brushcutters and Grass trimmers: Powerful and portable, these devices can be used on lawns of all sizes to clear long grass and dense scrub. And if you’re looking for a noise-sensitive option, consider the Stihl FSA 65, which is approved by the Noise Abatement Society.

Hedge trimmers: Ergonomically designed, these are fume-free devices which are capable of terrific performance. The batteries for the Husqvarna 520iHE3 charge to 80% in just 30 minutes, and can last for over 2 hours on a single charge.

Leaf blowers: Cordless, lightweight and emitting less noise than its alternatives, these are a great choice for clearing outdoor surfaces. The Stiga SAB 500AE comes with an intuitive keypad to help you select speed settings.

Choosing the best battery-powered garden tools for you

If you want more advice on which battery-powered garden tool is right for you and your garden, or if you’d like to learn more, take a look at our articles on battery technology by garden machinery experts. Or you can get in touch if you have any questions.