An outdoor shower is perfect on a hot day

Outdoor showers: the best for your garden

Rinse off with an outdoor shower in your garden. They're great for cleaning muddy boots or just for having a cool refresh after a hot day's work!

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Hot and grubby from a day out in the garden? You could save a trip indoors by having a wash down in your own garden with your very own outdoor shower. Whether you want a full wash, just a scrub down or a quick and efficient way of cleaning your boots or tools, you will get more use out of an outdoor shower than you might initially think. They’re handy for cleaning muddy or smelly dogs (no mess inside) and outdoor showers are always a big hit with kids too, especially in the summer.

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Read on for our selection of the most efficient outdoor showers, each with their own unique selling point. And while we’re on the topic of water, why not check out our selection of the best watering cans and the best water butts to buy.

Aquart lux outdoor shower

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This copper and cement outdoor shower from Seletti is very easy to install and measures 220cm in height. It would make a great choice for style-savvy gardeners due to its sleek, copper finish and retro-inspired design. The knob has been designed in the style of old-school taps and the red water inlet controller adds an industrial vibe, while the colours are reminiscent of contemporary interiors.

This shower would look great against a complementing concrete or brick wall, or juxtaposing against your lawn or plants. The sturdy, cement base also ensures it doesn’t topple over in windy weather, so you can leave it out without worrying, or if preferred, it can easily be taken apart if you wish to store it away.

Cost: £220

Buy from Madeindesign

Solok freestanding outdoor shower

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If you’re wanting more of a statement outdoor shower, this freestanding shower from Wayfair might tick the box. It’s made from long-wearing teak hard wood which has been seasoned, kiln-dried and sanded for an ultra-smooth finish. The base is non-slip, making it a safe choice and a great outdoor pool shower that can be left outside without a stress.

The shower head itself is made from stainless steel and the large head ensures a good, thorough body wash. The Solok freestanding outdoor shower measures 204cm in height and weighs 15kg.

Cost: £199.99

Buy from Wayfair

Eucalyptus wood shower

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Another wooden option here, this time from vidaXL, made from eucalyptus hardwood which is a very durable material. The finish is smooth and easy to clean after use. The shower head is made from steel and is adjustable to a range of heights – it’s quick to assemble too. The warm wooden exterior and clean lines make it a safe and stylish choice of outdoor shower.

The vidaXL outdoor shower measures 210cm in height and works by connecting to a garden hose.

Cost: £116.99

Buy from vidaXL

Chrome thermostatic outdoor shower tower

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Want the full works? The Milano Niagra chrome thermostatic outdoor shower tower should do the trick. This outdoor shower comes with both hand and body jets (five jets in total!) with a rainfall setting and waterfall setting for the shower head, as well as two massaging body jet settings. This isn’t just a shower, it’s a spa.

Made from hard-wearing stainless steel, this outdoor shower is a great choice for those wanting their outdoor shower to be a permanent fixture all year round. The thermostatic temperature control means you can have a safely hot shower, even as the temperature drops outside! It also handily comes with a ten year warranty. Measures 165cm in height and must be wall-mounted.

Cost: £689.99

Buy from Big Bathroom Shop

Doumet freestanding outdoor shower 

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Simplicity itself – this tall, elegant outdoor shower from Belfry Bathrooms is a hefty investment, but will last for years. The classic design and hard-wearing stainless steel properties will make this outdoor shower a long-lasting fixture in your garden. It’s both weather, water and rust resistant so it won’t deteriorate with age.

The main shower head produces a rainfall effect and it also has a useful footwash option for cleaning muddy paws, boots or feet. The total height is 232cm and it weighs 11.28kg.

Cost: £1,159.99

Buy from Wayfair

Pasaia outdoor shower

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This super-stylish, contemporary outdoor shower comes from the forward-thinking French garden manufacturer, Fermob and Mermelada Estudio, a young design studio based in Barcelona. Together, they have designed a truly eye-catching shower! Their Pasaia outdoor shower has also been made with an eco-design; it has been built with non-toxic materials and the metal is recyclable.

The shower is easily assembled and connects to a hosepipe. The teardrop shaped bottom creates a non-slip base and the tripod format gives it a sturdy frame. The Pasaia outdoor shower measures 205cm in height and weighs 45kg.

Cost: £999

Buy from Madeindesign

Röshults garden shower

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Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly encounter any more inventive outdoor shower designs… we found this. The incredibly striking Röshults outdoor shower is a work of art in itself, created by two Swedish designers. The perforated top bar creates a rainshower effect which is extremely soothing, and it can be easily connected to a hosepipe.

The shower frame is made from stainless steel and the base from teak making it a hardwearing item, as well as aesthetically pleasing. It’s not cheap, but it is a looker! The height is 215cm.

Cost: £4,072

Buy from Finnish Design Shop

Serpentine stainless steel garden shower 

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The Serpentine outdoor shower from Weltevree, known for their high-quality outdoor design products, is a minimalist, modest garden shower, great for those not wanting anything too fussy. It can be easily transported around your garden and its simple yet stylish design will make it look good anywhere outdoors. It connects to a garden hose, making it a great hit with kids and teenagers wanting some water fun in the summer.

Its cleverly designed foot gives it a stable base and its stainless steel properties give it a classic appearance and make it long-wearing. It measures 212 centimetres in height and can be easily assembled in a flash (it weighs just 5kg) – especially handy if you need to quickly wash down a muddy pup!

Cost: £255.90

Buy from Connox

Fieldshow’r mobile outdoor shower 

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This stylish, one-of-a-kind outdoor shower has been designed by the Belgian firm Tradewinds. Its minimal yet luxe design will instantly add interest and charm to your garden, even before you start using it. The shower is made from galvanised and powder-coated iron tubes with a stainless steel spear and pedal which help you to firmly plant the Fieldshow’r directly into soil. It can be easily connected to a garden hose.

The shower head and taps are made from brass, and the head produces a waterfall-esque stream of water, great for a thorough wash. Even better, the shower head can be adjusted to come down to foot level so boots can also get a good cleaning. The Fieldshow’r measures 220cm in height and weighs in at 10kg.

Cost: €351 (subject to VAT)

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