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Gardeners share thermometer readings as temperature in UK gardens soar

Published: July 19, 2022 at 11:46 am

As the heatwave continues, gardeners across the UK share temperatures they are recording on their thermometers

As temperatures soar today, gardeners in the UK have taken to social media to share the temperatures in their gardens.


At 10am today temperatures at Kew Gardens reached 34.6C, with the record standing at 38.7C at Cambridge Botanical Garden on 25 July 2019. With this in mind, it's looking likely that the record will be beaten today.

Gardeners are using their garden thermometers to demonstrate just how hot it's getting.

If you're looking for tips on how to water plants in hot weather, head to our guide, plus don't miss our suggestions for drought tolerant plants.

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Gardeners of the UK


The Met Office yesterday


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London


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