Sneeboer

Anyone who has ever held a Sneeboer in their hands will never want anything else


Established 30th January 1913, Sneeboer has been universally known as a provider of quality tools that will last for generations to come.
Founded by Arie Sneeboer, in 1950 he and his 3 sons set out to produce high quality garden tools from stainless steel; a material that hadn't been readily available previously.
Now with the 4th generation running Sneeboer, you will be get more than a simple garden tool to add to your collection. The passion and care put into the production and design of Sneeboer tools still continues to this day.

Great Dixter


Hand tools developed by Sneeboer for the great gardener and garden writer Christopher Lloyd.
Including the very popular Great Dixter planting spade which is perfect for planting and dividing perennials easily in borders.

Sneeboer were given the Royal Dutch Seal of approval in 2012 Sneeboer were made Purveyor to the Dutch Royal Court, and in recognition of this they developed the Royal Dutch Hoe.

"If you are going to do something, make sure you do it right" - Arie Sneeboer


The Sneeboer tools are used by professional and keen gardeners alike (including many famous garden presenters such as Monty Don) due to their excellent design and very high quality. So if you care and look after your Sneeboer tools as much as the care they take in hand-forging and crafting these items, the tools will last a lifetime and become much loved heirlooms.

Care and Maintenance


To make your Sneeboer tools last, treat both the handle and the stainless steel components with linseed oil. In doing so, your handles will keep their wonderful warm colour, and preventing dirt or soil sticking to any parts of the tool.
For a more detailed step by step care guide, follow the below:
Step 1: Clean your tools by using a hard brush to remove any dirt or rust. We recommend a brass bristle brush.
Step 2: Sharpen the sloping cutting edge of your tools, and make sure you maintain the angle.

⋆ Tip: Never use any electric tools to sharpen as the high temperatures could change the quality of the material.
Step 3: Oil your tools with a thin layer of linseed oil.
Step 4: Store your tools away from areas that can experience extreme temperatures and varying humidity, and be sure to keep them out of the sun. Keep the handles dry and out of reach from children.