Mid Century Modern style focuses on building a bridge between indoor and outdoor living. So, it makes sense to bring your love of retro style into your garden. We gathered some tools and accessories to help you with your MCM outdoor gardening this summer.

Atomic Ranch curates the best of Mid Century Modern design to share with our readers. Some of the products you’ll see featured in this story are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase, AR will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.


Black and wood MCM outdoor gardening tools
Photo courtesy of Gardinnovations.

Every gardener needs functional tools, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also look nice. This Essential Garden Tools set has everything you need, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener.

Brass square shaped watering can
Photo courtesy of West Elm.

Water your plants in style with this Brass Watering Can. It can act as a decor piece in your potting shed when it’s not in use.

Small gardening scissors with wood and black handles
Photo courtesy of Magnolia.

Don’t forget a pair of scissors in your tool set. This pair of Small Gardening Scissors has wide handles for an easy, comfortable grip.

Personalized suede and leather gardening gloves
Photo courtesy of Treat Republic.

Never mix up gloves again with these Personalized Leather and Suede Gardening Gloves. Keep those hands protected!

MCM outdoor gardening straw hat
Photo courtesy of Gigi Pip.

Getting some sun is a benefit of gardening, but too much sun can be a detriment to your skin. Protect your face with a Straw Boater Hat.

Plant Accessories

Wet sand pot with pale wood base set for outdoor gardening
Photo courtesy of Bloomist.

Your garden can extend beyond what’s planted in soil. These Ceramic Pots will allow you to display a few plants on a table or under a window.

Custom oval copper garden markers
Photo courtesy of Ruby Girl.

If you enjoy growing herbs and need help telling them apart, get a set of these Custom Copper Labels. Or, you can let your kids name your plants and use these as name tags.

Teak potting table with clean lines
Photo courtesy of Terrain.

This Teak Potting Table is a durable work surface for your MCM outdoor gardening supplies. Keep everything organized and display your plants and tools.

Black metallic raised garden bed
Photo courtesy of Hayneedle.

Have hardscaping in your backyard? Plant your garden in this Raised Garden Bed Planter.

Variety of flower seeds, including Watermelon Sweet Pea and Chocolate Sunflower
Photo courtesy of Food52.

Cacti and succulents are great for texture, but if you want to add color to your garden, start with these beauties from the Flower Arranging Seed Starter Set.

Garden Decor

Calcatta porcelain pavers for outdoor garden
Photo courtesy of Tilebar.

Create a pathway through your garden with these Calacatta Porcelain Pavers. Not only will they make navigating your backyard easier, they’ll also form an aesthetic pattern.

Black and white striped umbrella shade
Photo courtesy of CB2.

A long day of MCM outdoor gardening requires a sun shade. This Black and White Stripe Umbrella will protect you from harmful rays and blend in with your decor.

White outdoor bench with teak wood slatted top
Photo courtesy of Joybird.

Take a rest on this Manhattan Outdoor Bench with a slatted wood top. The sleek lines and white legs will add the perfect modern touch to your backyard.

Square cast-stone garden fountain in sand color
Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn.

Nothing is quite as relaxing as the gentle trickling of water. This Celso Fountain has a sculpture-like quality that will bring movement and life to your garden.

Retro-style portable radio for gardening
Photo courtesy of Best Buy.

Enhance your gardening experience with some music on your Retro Portable Radio. They say singing to your plants helps them grow!

Once you have your garden ready, take the next step and create an outdoor conversation area!

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