7 of the best garden gadgets for a quick upgrade
The best garden gadgets can upgrade summer parties and take the stress out of the more taxing outdoor jobs. Take a look at some of the clever tech on the market today.
It’s easy to slip into the same old rhythms every year, relying on your trusty gardening tools and favourite outdoor accessories. But, with more and more clever gadgets coming to the market, it’s worth taking a look at some of the fun products you can buy to upgrade your outdoor space.
Here’s a rundown of our favourite garden gadgets, including tech to help with everyday tasks and stylish outdoor accessories for taking garden parties up a notch.
7 garden gadgets to improve your outdoor space
Bosch Cordless Edging Shear Set
Manoeuvring bulky gardening equipment can quickly become a struggle, so a nifty hand tool like these cordless Bosch shears could save you a lot of stress. It comes with an interchangeable 8cm grass edging blade and a 12cm hedge-trimming attachment to help you keep your garden looking neat and tidy.
There’s also the option to buy a range of additional accessories, including a fertiliser spray head, a grass seed spreader and a long telescopic handle.
You’ll get up to 50 minutes of battery power on a single charge, and a handy indicator LED tells you when it’s running low.
Le Feu Bio Fuel Indoor-Outdoor Fireplace
If you love modern, stylish design, check out Le Feu. The Danish brand has created an eye-catching collection of super-sleek, smokeless fireplaces, all powered by eco-friendly bio-ethanol fuel. They don’t need a chimney or flue, so you can use them anywhere in your home or garden.
This one has a smart curved dome on 79cm-long tripod legs. It’s a high-quality design made from stainless steel and wood, and should create a statement while fitting in with the rest of your home décor.
Check out our other favourite patio heaters and bio-ethanol fires for the garden.
Heston Blumenthal Everdure Electric Charcoal BBQ
Heston Blumenthal is an OBE recipient and a fellow of both The Royal Society of Chemistry and The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. So, his Everdure range of cookery gadgets is worth a look.
As you might expect, this creation is more than your typical garden barbecue. It has a digital display to control the temperature, as well as internal lighting and a fast-flame ignition, which means you can start cooking just 10 minutes after turning it on.
You’ll have a choice of techniques at your fingertips when you use this barbecue, with the option to slow-cook at 110°C or speed things up at 400°C. Just add the pizza stone into the mix for authentic Italian cuisine.
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DeliVita pizza oven
Pizza ovens are becoming more and more popular among home cooks, thanks to their ability to create delicious, authentic food in a matter of seconds. The DeliVita range is a particular favourite of ours, thanks to its high-quality construction, smart look and selection of eight colour options.
It takes just 25 minutes for the oven to reach 550°C, and will then cook pizzas to perfection in just 90 seconds. In fact, you can roast, bake, grill or smoke almost anything in the DeliVita oven, so it’s a highly versatile bit of kit.
The entire oven weighs 30kg, making it fairly easy to move around your garden or take with you on the road.
Why not take a look at DeliVita’s stylish cooking accessories to match? Or browse our full selection of the best pizza ovens for your garden.
LG CineBeam 4K UHD Home Cinema Projector
Transforming your garden into a dreamy outdoor cinema is always a fun way to use your outdoor space with friends and family. Of course, you’ll need a projector that’s up to the job.
This hybrid projector can offer 4K Ultra HD images, and combines the brightness and colour accuracy of a laser with the longevity of LED technology. It can also create a 300 inch cinema screen and remove any dodgy perspectives with the clever Lens Shift feature, so you can put the projector almost anywhere.
There’s no need to faff with many cables either, as the CineBeam connects with other wireless devices to screen content via Apple AirPlay.
This sleek gadget also comes with a brightness optimiser to accurately represent colours in different viewing environments, including indoors and outdoors. Plus, there’s a handy lit remote, which you’ll always be able to see in the dark.
For more high-quality options, see our full round-up of the best outdoor projectors.
Bosch Robotic Lawnmower Indego S+ 500
If trimming the lawn has become a bit of a chore, why not treat yourself to a robotic mower? There are lots of different models on the market now, and they’re becoming more popular as time goes on. The best robot lawn mowers for those on a budget start at a few hundred pounds.
Bosch’s Indego S+500 is clever enough to analyse your garden, the local weather and your mowing preferences to create a personalised automatic trimming schedule. It starts by clipping your borders, before cutting the grass in neat parallel lines and evenly spraying out the clippings as fertiliser.
Rest assured, you can also control the robot yourself and even change the settings using voice assistants like Amazon Alexa.
You can find more smart garden products to buy this year in our guide to the latest outdoor tech.
RSPB Digital Wired Nest Box Camera
- Buy now from RSPB (£149.99)
If you’ve ever wished you could watch the feathery creatures who find refuge in your garden, this bird box with an in-built camera could be the gadget for you. It also makes a fun gift for anyone who appreciates local wildlife.
Not only will you get a camera, but you’ll also be able to listen to your feathered visitors, thanks to the in-built microphone. As for the video, you’ll see bright, colour images during the day and infrared black and white footage at night.
The FSC-approved bird box has a 32mm hole designed to appeal to a range of species, including great tits, sparrows and woodpeckers. But you could convert it into an open-fronted box to attract robins, wrens and pied wagtails.
For more inspiration, take a look at the best smart garden products to buy this year.
Drawing on a love of gardening and countryside walks, Alice works across Countryfile and Gardens Illustrated magazines to find and review the very best products for life in the great outdoors.
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