If you’re looking for gadgets for the garden, there are plenty of innovative and exciting options available to help you make the most of your outdoor space. Whether you’re a green-fingered enthusiast or simply want to add some fun and functionality to your garden, there’s no shortage of gadgets and tools to choose from.
Some of the top 10 gadgets for the garden include mini chainsaws that make light work of cutting back overgrown branches, smart sprinkler systems that can be controlled from your smartphone to keep your lawn looking lush and healthy, and portable projectors that allow you to enjoy movies, and TV shows under the stars.
For those who love to cook al fresco, there are also some fantastic cooking kits available that can help you create delicious meals on your barbecue or outdoor stove. And if you’re looking to add some extra comfort and style to your garden, why not invest in some solar-powered lights, weather-resistant speakers, or a comfortable outdoor seating area?
Whether you’re a gardening pro or just looking to add some fun and functionality to your outdoor space, these gadgets for the garden are sure to inspire you and help you create the perfect outdoor oasis.
1. Innr Outdoor Smart Lighting
Innr’s outdoor smart lighting range is perfect for long evening get-togethers, as it ensures the party goes on even after sunset. Take your pick from pedestal lights, spotlights, and lighting strips to create a customized setup that caters to your outdoor space. With the Innr app on your phone, you can control all your lights and choose when to turn them on, set an automated schedule, include them in your smart home routine, and select your preferred color. You can also use Alexa or Google Assistant to adjust them with your voice. The lights operate on the Zigbee protocol, so you’ll need a control hub that supports this. The 4th Generation Echo, Echo Studio, and Echo Show 10 already come with Zigbee support, but you can install the Philips Hue Bridge or Samsung SmartThings Hub as an alternative. Innr’s lights come in sets of three but can be expanded up to 10 using one control box, or you can use several control boxes to operate different lights separately. Although installation is easy with some technical expertise, you’ll need an outside plug, which may require the assistance of an electrician.
2. Gardenature smart bird box
If you’re a tech-savvy birdwatcher, then a smart bird box is a must-have to observe the avian residents of your garden up close. Gardenature offers several options, but we recommend their line of IP camera bird boxes, which can transmit live HD video from inside the box straight to your phone or tablet. To set it up, you’ll typically need to connect a single cable from the bird box to your router. However, if you have an outdoor mains power source closer by, such as in a shed or outbuilding, you can opt for Gardenature’s powerline adapters that use your electrical ring main to extend your internet signal without the need for lengthy cables.
3. Sonos Move the portable speaker
For quite some time, Sonos has been considered one of the best multi-room systems available for your home. Unfortunately, as its speakers require Wi-Fi and mains power, it’s not possible to use them outside in the garden.
However, this changed with the introduction of the Sonos Move, a portable speaker that can be used indoors and outdoors. It has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, so it can function as part of your multi-room system within your home’s Wi-Fi range or as a standalone Bluetooth speaker when you’re away from home, streaming directly from your phone.
The Sonos Move delivers 10 hours of wireless playback, is waterproof up to IP56, and comes with a convenient handle, making it easy to carry around. Recharging is simple – just place it on its charging ring, and it will be fully charged in three hours.
As expected from Sonos, the Move produces fantastic sound, thanks to its Auto Trueplay feature, which learns about the environment it’s playing in and adjusts the sound to ensure optimal quality.
Although the Sonos Move is more expensive than some other wireless speakers, its performance justifies the price, especially if you’re looking to set up a multi-room system in your home.
4. Gardena smart irrigation control
To keep your garden looking lush, watering it regularly is essential. You can either spend hours standing there with a hose or opt for a sprinkler system to do the job for you.
The Gardena Smart System makes watering your lawn and flowerbeds effortless with the help of technology. Depending on your level of gardening expertise, you can choose from various components, but the sprinkler system operates through a smart gateway that connects to your home router via Wi-Fi or ethernet, and a water control unit that connects to your outdoor tap.
Once you have set up the system and linked it to your Wi-Fi, you can use the Gardena app on your smartphone to control it. You can initiate watering manually or set up an automatic schedule. For added convenience, you can incorporate Gardena’s smart sensors into your setup, which can detect when the soil is dry and decide when to water on its own.
5. Bosch ISIO cordless hedge trimmer
If you’re aiming to get your garden ready for a season of social events, the Bosch cordless hedge trimmer is a versatile tool to help you shape and tidy up your lawn and shrubs. With interchangeable grass and shrub shearers, you can switch between tasks with ease, whether you’re aiming for impressive shrub art or just a neat lawn edge. The trimmer is cordless, running on a battery that lasts for up to 50 minutes, allowing you to move around your garden without getting tangled in cords. It’s a must-have addition to your gardening kit.
6. Solo Stove bonfire fire pit
This sleek and simple fire pit is an essential addition to your garden for those chilly late nights. No batteries or fans are required, just some dry hardwood like birch or oak.
Featuring patented technology, this fire pit boasts low smoke and a mesmerizing flame. With an air vent at the bottom and a double-walled design, the hot air circulating inside the wall enhances the burn efficiency, resulting in a more enjoyable and less smoky experience.
Not only is it efficient, but it’s also portable, making it perfect for weekend getaways in your campervan. And of course, it’s great for roasting marshmallows too.
7. FirePit+ Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit
Building a campfire can be a hassle, but with the FirePit+ from Biolite, you can enjoy a smokeless flame without the fuss. The device features air tubes and a battery-powered fan that supplies fresh air to your burn, resulting in a hotter, cleaner flame with less smoke. Plus, the X-ray mesh provides 360-degree air flow for equal warmth distribution and better visibility.
The FirePit+ has a low setting that allows for 30 hours of burning time and a high setting that lasts 7 hours, ensuring your outdoor entertainment won’t be cut short. With the free Bluetooth app, you can control the size of the flames from your phone, without leaving your spot.
When hunger strikes, the FirePit+ can be converted into a hibachi-style grill. Simply lift the fuel rack and add some charcoal to cook up sausages or marshmallows. It’s perfect for camping or backyard gatherings.
8. GTA 26 Cordless Garden Pruner
What more can we say about this mini chainsaw garden gadget from STIHL? Well, let’s try to convince you: it’s perfect for cutting trees, shrubs, and garden waste with a high chain speed of 8m/s for quick, powerful, and clean results. But let’s not forget the fun factor, too! Suddenly that treehouse you’ve always dreamed of the building seems a lot more doable.
The non-slip rubberized handles allow for precise control, and the lightweight design makes it easy to carry. Plus, the readable LED charge level indicator keeps you informed of the battery life.
The set comes with a lithium-ion battery, charger, and a convenient carry bag, making it easy to bring along to help a friend. With all these features, you’ll be looking for any excuse to spend an afternoon with this exciting tool.
9. DEX FIT Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves
Gardening involves potential hazards, particularly when using sharp tools like chainsaws. Fortunately, the Cru553 range provides a solution to help protect you.
The DEX FIT gloves offer your hands cut, puncture, and abrasion resistance while still allowing you to move freely due to their thin construction. These gloves provide Level 5 cut-resistant protection, which is the highest level of protection for those who handle blades, box cutters, glass, or plastic sheets.
Designed with both comfort and safety in mind, the gloves feature durable foam nitrile coating, comfortable 3D stretch, and lightweight 13-gauge construction. They are also available in various colors, including red, green, blue, gray, and black, and in five different sizes, from XS to XL.
These gloves are not just for gardening; they can also be used for activities like spearfishing or diving in water or for climbing and preparing food on land. Additionally, you can use them without taking them off to answer phone calls, as they are touchscreen-compatible.
10. Everdure 4K outdoor electric ignition cooker
This garden gadget designed by Heston Blumenthal is the epitome of stylish outdoor cooking appliances. With an electric ignition charcoal BBQ cooker, you can enjoy cooking your favorite BBQ dishes at a temperature range from 110 degrees Celsius to over 400 degrees Celsius. Whether you want to slow-cook lamb all day or quickly grill a veggie kebab, you can easily select your desired temperature using the digital display.
The fast-flame ignition button can be pressed for a hassle-free and efficient BBQ experience. The sleek design of the gadget is not only visually appealing but also versatile enough to cook pizzas. Although it may be pricey, this gadget offers the freedom to cook a wide range of outdoor dishes.