Gardeners no longer need to rely on petrol or a mains connection to power their tools. Efficient, battery-powered garden tools not only make light work of most garden maintenance tasks but also make emissions and trailing cables a thing of the past.


Most cordless garden tools are powered by lithium-ion batteries that work with all the tools in the same range from that manufacturer – in some cases, the batteries are compatible between manufacturers too. Not having a cable means you never have to think about how close you are to a plug or whether you need an extension cable.

TOP TIP: When buying a new battery-powered garden tool, check to see if a battery is included as some manufacturers sell them separately.

Best cordless garden tools to buy

Bosch Keo Cordless Garden Saw

Bosch Keo Cordless Garden Saw

A powerful saw for cutting tree and shrub branches up to 8cm thick. It uses a powerful 18V battery, which can be swapped between all tools that use the Power For All system.

Flymo SimpliTrim Li

The cordless garden tool - Flymo Simpli Trim Licmyk

Smarten up unruly edges with this easy-to-use cordless grass trimmer that weighs just 1.7kg. It’s perfect for smaller gardens and has an LED battery level indicator that shows you how much power is left.

3Stihl HSA 26 Cordless Garden Shears

A lightweight tool that comes with shrub and grass trimmer attachments (and a battery and charger). Use it to maintain the neatness of evergreen hedges and shaped plants.

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Gardena HandyMower Li-18/22

This compact mower has a mulching blade that shreds the grass clippings finely before dropping them on the ground where they can decompose and act as a natural fertiliser. It’s ideal for gardens with small lawns.

Mountfield MVS 20 Li Kit

The ultimate garden tidy tool – it can either blow leaves and debris into a pile for collection or, with the flick of a switch, vacuum and shred them into tiny pieces.

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Cobra H5024V Cordless Hedgetrimmer


With a run time of up to 50 minutes this robust trimmer allows you to roam freely along the length of a long hedge, without any annoying cables to hold you back or tangle you up.