Vermont Garden Way Cart

Earlier this season, I inherited a Vermont Garden Way cart and it quickly became the tool that I can’t live without.  The cart I inherited might be older than I am and has already performed duties for a gardener family beyond expectation.  It came to me with two flat and disintegrating tires and the base wood panel completely rotted through.  But with a quick insert of a new piece of wood, (and I haven’t even replaced the tires yet), it works better than any wheelbarrow I have ever used.

vermont garden way cart

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Owning of one of these makes me feel like I am an old school New Englander.   For my hilly, rocky, up and down garden it makes easy work of moving around debris, plants, mulch and whatever I need.   I just ordered new tires and I expect to find that operating the cart with actual inflated tires that stay on the rims will be even easier.  And the best part of the Garden way — when I look out my window and I see it parked here and there all around the garden, it actually looks nice and gives a sense of a gardener at work and, even in the fall, it pulls me forward with a sense of anticipation for what it will do next.

You can buy one — and I highly recommend it for anyone with anything but a tiny garden – at amazon. (Carts Vermont Model 26 Garden/Yard Cart).

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

6 Comments

  1. Will on January 30, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Hi-
    Where did you buy your replacement wheels?
    Thanks
    Will

  2. Sweetpotato on March 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I would love to buy a large Vermont cart but the price has gone up again to 339.00 plus about 50ish dollars to ship. A $400 cart? I just found this wonderful blog where you can make a cart just like this for at least half the price. He sells a booklet for about 14.00 and he is passionate about this and it comes across. So if you don’t have $400 to throw away on a garden cart and you are somewhat handy then you may want to check this out:

    http://gardencartblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/introducing-whizbang-garden-cart.html

  3. Tom Lawson on May 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Northern Tool sells a ‘look alike’ Garden Way cart for $129.00 complete. I paid that for my ‘original’ (1979) Garden Way Cart back then. I just need a wheel so am ordering it from then but this seems like the best price??? You may want to check it out.

  4. Tim Martin on August 28, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Is it better with solid or air filled tires in a replacement?

  5. Tim Martin on August 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Oh, and 20″ or 26″ tires? Does it matter?

    • The Editor on September 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      really not sure – sorry I can’t help on this!

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