A reliable, useful thermometer is a gardener’s best friend. From monitoring minimum and maximum temperatures, to predicting overnight frosts, and helping you gauge soil temperatures for planting seedlings; you’d be lost without this faithful gadget.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be about plain metal and a dial. Fortunately, there is a plethora of practical as well as stylish options available. You can choose from vintage, super-large designs, LED displays, slate effect, wooden, powder white casing and more.
Peruse 9 of our favourite thermometers.
Add a stylish vintage touch to your greenhouse or outdoor wall with this zinc thermometer. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use thanks to its durable design, it also provides readings in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. Height 30x7cm.
£12.95. The Worm That Turned
This stylish thermometer has a modern design and lollipop style. It comes complete with a detachable metal rod and aluminium mounting pole, and bimetallic power coil. Perfect to place outside all year round thanks to its durable weather resistant material. 24×5.5cm.
£41.95. Big Lollipop Garden Thermometer, weather-station-products.co.uk
If you’re looking for a window display thermometer, this great economical option from JSG is just the ticket. It has a clear easy-to-read LCD digital display and is easily mountable with an included suction cup. You can place it on either an indoor or outdoor window. Plus, the temperature updates every 10 seconds. 9.2x9cm.
£4.45. Window Digital Thermometer, jsg-online.co.uk
For a more traditional aesthetic, this wood thermometer is brilliantly priced. It comes with clear instructions on how to mount and has an easy-to-read display. A must-have for any gardener to have hung on their greenhouse or shed wall.
£7.50. Wood Thermometer.agriframes.co.uk
This sleek, slate thermometer comes with a streamlined outline. It measures in both Centigrade and Fahrenheit, from -30 to 50° centigrade. The thermometer also comes handily ready with fixings and two pre-drilled holes. 45x10cm
If you have a big space to fill or like to see the temperature from a distance, this French-style large thermometer makes for an eye-catching option. It measures in both Centigrade and Fahrenheit, You can easily fasten to a wall through a pre-drilled screw hole at the top of thermometer (screws aren’t included). 90x12cm.
£42.95. The Worm That Turned
Two in One
We love this top 2-in-1 clock & thermometer option for indoors. Crafted from recycled paper packaging, this UK made product has a slate look and feel. All you need to get set up is 2 AA batteries (not included). 26x17cm,
For something a tad different, we present this modern ClimeMET digital min/max thermometer. The large LCD screen features a constant display of the min/max temperature readings, along with the current temperature; making it perfect for any gardener. From keeping an eye on overnight temperatures, to monitoring air temperatures in the garden, this is a must-have for any avid gardener. Made from durable resistant plastic coating, it’s available in both green and white, you just need 3 AAA batteries to set up. 22.5×2.2cm,
Made from galvanised steel and with a stylish silver rim, this weatherproof thermometer . Perfect if you live near the coast or a location prone to harsh wind and downpours. The large display makes it clear and easy to read from a distance. It also comes presented in a lovely box, making it a great gift option. 22cm diameter
£25. St Ives Thermometer, gardentrading.co.uk
* As with all thermometers hang in a sheltered place out of direct sun.