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Once winter is gone, is finally time to hit the plant nursery and take the gardening tools out of the shelter! And gardening toys are a playful way to introduce kids of any age into the cultivating world! Plus, because there is no Planet B and we are all connected, this post brings only non-toxic and eco-friendly wooden gardening toys. You’ll find the sweetest gardening playsets to play outside or inside, dolls greenhouses, plant boxes, etc. So, once spring is gone you can bring the wheelbarrows, pots, and trowels inside, and rest assured that your little one won’t be breathing around harmful toxins! It’s an easy shot of vitamin N (nature)!

Growing our own food and flowers is a privilege! Being able to share that knowledge and experience with our kids is one of the greatest heritages we can leave them. Seeing where food comes from encourages kids to eat healthier because they become part of the process! Also, it’s such a nurturing and healthy activity for kids. Being outside, soaking in natural sunlight, touching the soil, moving around, learning about the food cycle, watering the plants, and watching the circle of nature happen slowly in front of their eyes.

Therefore, all the gardening toys in this post are gentle, low VOC, lead safe, have no known harmful phthalates, are made of clean wood, and use non-toxic water-based dyes. We go by the manufacturer’s information on their websites and the European and American standards. That way, while your little one explores the possibilities of becoming a mechanic, an engineer, mastering the art of carpentry, or fixing everything around the house you can rest assured that they are not exposed to harmful chemicals.

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Child Friendly Wooden Gardening Toys

Garden Wheelbarrow Set, by Tender Leaf Toys

3 Years + | Renewable rubberwood and TSCA Title VI compliant plywood, Non Toxic water based paint
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Yout little gardening


Wheelbarrow; three seed packets; three flower pots with a sunflower; a carrot and tomato plant; one watering can; one trowel; one lovely birdy secateurs.

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Wooden Strawberry Flower Pot, by Tender Leaf Toys

3 Years + | Renewable rubberwood and TSCA Title VI compliant plywood, Non Toxic water based paint
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The strawberry flower pot is a sweet addition to the wheelbarrow. But, it’s also a great idea for a farm-to-table play kitchen, or even to go with the play foods, blenders, cake decor. After all, who doesn’t love a strawberry smoothie?


Pot, removable leaves, strawberries, and bumblebee.

Wooden Vegetable Garden Toy Set, by Plan Toys

3 Years + | Sustainable wood, Non Toxic water based paint
Wooden Vegetable Garden Toy Set, by Plan Toys
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This colorful (but atoxic) vegetable garden set will nurture the little one’s creativity and skills in so many ways. It encourages hand-eye coordination, color learning, motor skills, patience, organization, and a lot of fun, of course.


A wheelbarrow, watering can, spade, 4 vegetable beds, and removable carrots, radishes, turnips, and cauliflowers.

Blossom Flower Set

3 Y+ | by Tender Leaf Toys
Blossom Flower Set
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Includes: Pot, removable leaves, petals, butterflies, and birdy secateurs.

Material: Renewable Rubberwood, Non Toxic water based paint.

Garden Patch Puzzle

12 M+ | by Tender Leaf Toys
garden patch puzzle for babies
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Includes: 16 non-toxic wooden blocks and one tray

Material: Renewable wood, Non Toxic water based paint.

Wooden Flower Bed, by Tender Leaf Toys

3 Years + | Sustainably Sourced TSCA Title VI compliant plywood, Non Toxic water based paint
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Your little flowers will grow their own garden with this adorable flower bed. Besides, it doubles as an inspiring Spring decor for the play area!


10 plants at different growth stages; flower bed; watering can.

Greenhouse and Garden Set, by Tender Leaf Toys

3 Years + | Renewable rubberwood and TSCA Title VI compliant plywood, Non Toxic water based paint
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This little greenhouse is perfect as a dollhouse extension or by itself. Kids will play for hours, planting, watering the veggies with the water can, and harvesting the food for dinner! The Mr. Forrester doll is not included but you can get him here!


One traditional plywood greenhouse with a base, an opening door, and 2 removable roof panels, 2 seed trays, a planting bench, 4 pot plants, and 3 tomato shrubs. A cold frame for nurturing seeds, a raised bed with 9 vegetables, a compost bin, a lawnmower, a watering can, a topiary tree, a wheelbarrow, and a doll deck chair.

My Stacking Garden, by Le Toy Van

12 months + | Sustainable Rubber wood, Water-Based Paint
My Stacking Garden, by Le Toy Van
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It’s never too early to learn that we gotta take care of the garden to attract the birds and butterflies.


This 9 piece set will get your little one amused around a toadstool, a flower, a tree, and the sweet garden friends butterfly, bluebird, and snail.

My First Garden Starter Kit, Gardenuity

3 Years +
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I know this kit is not exactly a wood gardening toy. But if we are talking about inspiring kids to grow their own food, why not do it for real? The My First Garden kit is made in the US and comes with everything you and little green thumb in training need to plant, nurture, and harvest some veggies and herbs.

What I love about this kit is that it’s a great starter even for adults with no experience! It comes with a detailed guideline and the right proportions of everything you’ll need! It’s a bestseller at The Tot!


4-6 well-rooted plant collection; 5-6 gallons of planting media (2 large coir tiles); Customized Foundation – compost; Reusable growing container for next season’s crops – monogrammed Grow Bag “My First Garden”; Soil Primer; Triple Blend Plant Food; Customized Plant Nutrients; Spray Bottle; 30 Day Plant Feeding; Grow Pro membership with garden reminders and weather alerts; Exact proportions of everything you need for your container garden and nothing you don’t; Two full-sized garden tools crafted of ash wood and stainless steel.

Long Handled Soil Rake, Bigjigs

3 Years + | Responsibly Sourced Materials
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Kids learn by observation and copy, right? Child-size tools are great for development and building up confidence. This lovely, and durable, soil rake has a wooden long handle and complies with strict European standards.


Long Handled Soil Rake

Kid’s Veg Truck, by Tender Leaf Toys

FSC-certified, sustainable, plantation-grown fir with non-toxic stain; plastic feet; fabric liner | 20″ L x 19″ W x 25″ H
? Gardeners Supply Company
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This 2′ high plater box is a success amongst the little ones! Because the child will be in charge of watering and harvesting their own crop. It’s terrific to incentivize a sense of responsibility and routine age-appropriately, of course.


A wooden flower press, paper sheets, and metal screws at each corner.

My Botanical Press, by Tender Leaf Toys

7 Y+ | Renewable wood, Non Toxic water based paint.
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If your kid is into arts and crafts, this wooden flower press is a great way to repurpose the flowers he planted and cropped! It’s a playful way to teach about sustainability.


A wooden flower press, paper sheets, and metal screws at each corner.

Sustainable & Non-Toxic standards considered for this post

Each country or economic bloc has its own standards for sustainability, safety, and toxicity. And because they can go from strict to almost nonexistent we are considering brands that market their products as compliant with at least one of the standards below.

FSC-certified wood

From the fsc.org website : “The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.

FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. “


⚠️ Because there is not a large consensus whether the formaldehyde emissions under the TSCA Title IV is really safe and nontoxic, we are only featuring MDF/plywood as alternatives to real wood.

From the epa.gov website : “The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010 established emission standards for formaldehyde from composite wood products and directed EPA to finalize a rule on implementing and enforcing a number of provisions covering composite wood products. After March 22, 2019, composite wood products must be labeled as TSCA Title VI compliant. These products include: hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as household and other finished goods containing these products. 

The final rule also established a third-party certification program for laboratory testing and oversight of formaldehyde emissions from manufactured and/or imported composite wood products.”

CE Marking

From the europa. eu website : “CE marking indicates that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is required for products manufactured anywhere in the world that are then marketed in the EU.”


EN-71 is the CE standard for toy safety. The EN-71 covers 12 toy-related safety issues, from mechanical properties to flammability. The disposition EN-71-3 covers the migration of toxic elements, and that’s why toys compliant with the CE marks and the EN-71 disposition are considered non-toxic. From the standard.eu : “This document specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, Chromium (III), Chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin and zinc from toy materials and from parts of toys. Packaging materials are not considered to be part of the toy unless they have intended play value.”

Sources: standard.eu, sgs.com, eur-lex.europa.eu[ /underline]

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

From the nordic-ecolabel.org website : “The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official ecolabel of the Nordic Countries. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel works to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods – and to make it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.

Sets strict environmental requirements in all relevant phases of a product’s life cycle;

Sets strict requirements for chemicals used in eco-labeled products;

Tightens requirements for goods and services continue to create sustainable development;

Certifies and verifies that all requirements are met before a product is approved.”

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