Based in Ulm/Germany, GARDENA is the preferred brand for millions of home and garden owners worldwide when it comes to garden care. That is because GARDENA offers a complete range of everything you need for your garden – whether it is watering systems, pumps, lawn care, tree and shrub care, garden tools, or soil cultivation.
Today GARDENA is the leading brand for high-quality garden tools in Europe and represented in more than 80 countries all over the world. It takes an emotional approach to address those who regard their own garden as a "living space close to nature" and a place of well-being, recreation, and fun.
Since its founding in 1961, GARDENA has developed from a small trading company for garden tools into a globally recognised manufacturer of intelligent products and systems for garden care within a few decades. The initial breakthrough was made when introducing the Original GARDENA System in 1968. The idea of providing system solutions was continued in the following decades with the GARDENA combisystem (1977), GARDENA accu-system V12, GARDENA Sprinklersystem and GARDENA Micro-Drip-System (all 1990). Learn more about the milestones of product development in the timeline of GARDENA history. The secret of its success lies within the innovative strength of the brand as well as a consistent sales and marketing policy.
Member of the Husqvarna Group
Since 2007 GARDENA is a member of Husqvarna Group. As a separate division, GARDENA enjoys sufficient independence to focus on the needs of passionate gardeners and the strengths of the brand. In the context of the entire company GARDENA can benefit from the size and strength of the Group, use their resources efficiently and purposefully build on the shared knowledge.
The GARDENA timeline
The German based company was founded in 1961 by the salesmen Werner Kress and Eberhard Kastner. They first started importing garden tools that originated in France. The initial breakthrough was made when introducing the Original GARDENA System in 1968. Owning to its innovative power and the quality of the brand as well as the great user benefits, GARDENA quickly advanced to a world-renowned manufacturer of intelligently-simple products and systems for garden watering and care in just a couple of years. Since 2007 the company has been a member of the Swedish Husqvarna Group.
1961 - Successfully started 50 years ago
The company was founded in 1961 in Ulm by Werner Kress and Eberhard Kastner. At the beginning they sold French garden tools. The initial breakthrough was made when introducing the Original GARDENA System in 1968.
1968 - Quick change of accessories with a "click"
Orange - that is the colour of the Original GARDENA System which combines components for watering such as tap connectors, hose connectors and watering accessories. With its typical design, it has become a timeless classic over the decades and an inherent part of Europe's gardens.
1973 - Working without annoying cable
Introducing cordless freedom in 1973, GARDENA is ahead of the times. The grass edging shear Accu Grande is followed only one year later by a first assortment that has been continuously optimised and extended up to now and that offers various applications from lawn edging to trimming shrubs.
1975 - Easy, powerful and accurate cutting
A complete range of innovative secateurs and pruning loppers is launched and is extended continuously. With power increasing gears, specially shapes blades and grips - in a quality that GARDENA willingly warrants for 25 years.
1977 - One handle for endless applications
The stable system of garden tools with various interchangeable tool heads and lifelong wobble-free screw connection ensures always the right combination with the best ergonomics. For more than 30 years, GARDENA has been the clear market leader for system tools. Here too, a 25 year warranty is proudly granted.
1978 - Intelligent use of water in systems
GARDENA has always shown a strong love of water. In 1978 things really got moving. Whether watering, draining or using domestic water supplies, for both clean and dirty water – from the beginning GARDENA has offered the right pump for any purpose.
1985 to 1990 - Convenient and water-conserving irrigation
GARDENA starts with automatic garden irrigation. Since the introduction of the water computer in 1985 the Sprinklersystem and the Micro-Drip-System combine everything you need for intelligent, fully automatic garden irrigation - whether for the lawn or for flower beds.
1990 - One battery for various tools
GARDENA introduces a system of replaceable batteries and offers a large variety of connectable tools. The continuously growing range includes battery-powered tools for many gardening jobs - equipped with reliable and powerful lithium-ion replacement batteries.
2007 - The first sprinkler with memory
The AquaContour sprinkler sets new standards for water-conserving irrigation of lawns. Beautiful gardens have fancy designs and individual shapes. With up to 50 programmable key contour points, the AquaContour provides for accurate watering of almost any area.
2012 - No more having to mow your lawn
A beautiful lawn needs care. Most of all it needs to be mowed regularly. This means work and takes time. But really, does it have to be like this? GARDENA says: No, thanks. With the Robotic Lawnmower R40Li garden owners no longer need to mow their lawn by themselves, because this innovative robotic mower does it completely on its own.
2016 - We make gardening smart
Introducing the future of gardening: Know exactly how the plants in your garden are doing – anywhere and anytime with the GARDENA smart system. Lawn care and watering are now comfortably app-controlled. This way you gain more time for the things in your garden that you really love.
Every year anew, your garden enthrals you with its trees, hedges, shrubs and beds. Its a place of private freedom, a soothing counterpart to hectic, daily life. Gardena Tools and the Gardena Watering system are here help with the journey.
Your garden lives, and you live with it. All year round. Its various forms, colours and scents enrich your life. But your garden needs to be cared for and cultivated - it needs you; and Gardena!
Gardena will let you find your individual balance - between wild and orderly, functional and aesthetic, between biotope and guest room, sports area and relaxation zone. Continuing the 50-year tradition, Gardena offers you everything you need for optimal garden care. So that you can achieve your personal dream garden easily and almost playfully.
Whether you would like start, change or just care for your garden: let your own ideas guide you; because your garden should reflect who you are. Whether you're trimming hedges, caring for trees or setting beds - with Gardena, its easy to turn your garden into a paradise. Give it a try.
The history of Gardena is sourced from the official Gardena Manufacturer's Website