With all of life’s superficial stresses and distractions being locked inside is a sentence we all have to serve! Sometimes it is hard to rise above day to day tasks and the hold of digital types of entertainment.
This is where cool garden gadgets can come and save us from despair! It has been proven that spending more time outside is good for our physical and mental well being. Even more so it is the diverse naturalistic environments gardens give us which make them a powerful tonic for our happiness.
We do however need that little extra excitement and lure to get us away from our TV’s smart phones and tablets. Cool garden gadgets give us the key to unlock the door to more time outside in the fresh air. This allows us to be fitter, stronger, healthier and happier.
Check out our top 30 cool garden gadgets below, you can get extra information on all of these by clicking on the images and links below.
1. Boskke Small Sky Planter
This cool garden gadget allows you to grow all of your favourite plants while saving space and time. The unique hanging design means you can grow multiple plants like orchids in a compact growing space. These sky planters are also self watering with a water lever gauge at the top so you can control the moisture content of the pots.
2. Kensington Station garden Wall Clock
This beautiful Victorian double sided garden wall clock is a show piece. It is fully weather resistant with roman numerals and large enough to be seen across the garden. This cool garden gadget can be mounted onto brick work, concrete or any robust outside vertical surface. This clock can be found on Amazon
3. VonHaus Garden Kneeler with tool bag
This Garden kneeler takes the awkward bending and kneeling out of gardening. This hand gadget can also be used as seating while you relax between garden jobs. The sturdy metal frame and lightweight design means it’s easy to move it around outside with no effort. This garden kneeler comes with a whole tool kit with attachable bag for extra convenience. Check prices here.
4. AHOME Mini Pop Up Greenhouse
Wanted to start growing exotic vegetables but never had the space for a conventional greenhouse? The AHome Mini Pop Up Greenhouse is all you need! This small pop up cover is 700mm x 700mm x 800 mm giving you more than enough space for 4 large chillie plants. This product is great for propagating small seedlings and nurturing young plants in spring time. This is the perfect gift for the beginner gardener. More details here.
5. Katcha® Bug Buster Spider Vacuum Blue!
No longer have to put up with cart wheels across the living room or panicked screams of your loved ones! The Katcha vacuum bug and spider catcher sucks them up humanely into wide tube. This allows you to safely deposit them back outside to the garden. A cool garden gadget that can reach under the bed, cracks and crevices. Can be bought on Amazon here.
6. Bushnell Trophy HD Trail Camera
What better way than to see what is roaming around your garden at night? These low glow HD cameras are used by wildlife documentary cameramen to get footage of rare animals. Tigers, leopards and jungle elephants have all been captured this make of stealth camera. You can capture video clips, images or a flush of multiple images during the day or night. These cool garden gadgets make great gifts! check prices on Amazon here.
7. Flymo 1200R Robotic Lawn Mower
The Flymo 1200 robot lawn mower is one of the most affordable lawn bots on the market. Imagine never having to cut the grass ever again! Not only do these cool garden gadgets reduce your work load they actually improve your lawns quality. The high intensity mowing regime means your grass will grow thicker and denser.
The high spinning blades turn grass clippings to invisible dust. This means there is no waste and nutrients are returned to your lawn. This keeps the grass moist and lush. Read one of the best reviews of this robot mower here. Or learn more about robot lawn mowers in general.
8. WEIYIKANG Acrylic Window Bird Feeder
Be absolutely amazed on the beauty of your local song birds from the comfort of your own living room. The close proximity to tits, sparrows and finches will keep up your enthusiasm to keep replenishing bird feed often. Bird feeders like these have actually helped to bring many bird species back from the brink. These really cool garden gadgets really bring nature to your home and make great gifts. Click here!
9. Garden Pizza Oven
Bring a whole new element to your garden and new skill to your cooking that will dazzle your friends. This multifunctional wood fired pizza oven is fantastic for parties. It has an in built temperature gauge so you can get conditions perfect for whatever you fancy cooking. The pizza oven comes with a 2 year guarantee with side handles and wheels so it is easy to move around.
10. Hiser Inflatable Air Lounger
What better way to kick back and relax in the garden than with this funky inflatable sun lounger. These come in a range of colours, styles, very compact, easy to transport and store. Can be inflated in less than one minute. Check it out!
11. Bird Nest Box & video Camera with Audio
This cool garden gadget will revolutionise what you thought was possible in your garden!
This robust cedar nest box has a reinforced opening to stop larger birds widening the hole. It comes with 30 metres of cable and can be mounted in almost any position. The small colour camera with audio is easily mounted in the side of the nest box. You can watch the nest box live at any time of the day and record special wildlife moments.
12. Palm Springs 75L Patio Rolling Cooler
Never worry about warm champagne, beers or your outside pic nicks getting ruined ever again! This easy to wheel and store cooling box is perfect for outside summer occasions. The Palm Springs Cooler can carry up to 100 cans with the body being able to detach from the trolley unit. Ideal for champagne, sophisticated treats, cheeses and delis. This cool garden gadget is sold on amazon here.
13. Grow Oya Vessel, Medium, Terracotta
This Terracotta Grow Oya watering vessel will make watering more efficient for you and better for the plants. When we water most plants water finds it difficult to penetrate the surface. Much water is lost to evaporation and surface absorption.
The Oya vessel allows you to quickly deposit the perfect amount of water directly to the plants roots which is slow released over time. Gardeners that use this cool garden gadget find their plants grow healthier and more robust. This is especially the case in hot summers. These can be bought via Amazon here.
14.DRONE with Sports Camera
This exciting gadget will fly with a range of up to 1 kilometre giving you the ability for ultimate surveillance. This device can be flown for up to 25 minutes continuously taking pictures or filming. It has the ability to connect to an app for extra control. This areal drone has numerous special features and safety functions. View your garden from a place you never have before. More information click here.
15.TOROTON Fake CCTV Solar Powered Camera
If you have ever wondered about the integral security of your house you are not alone. Unfortunately the negative emotions that come with the violation of your living space can be life changing. Usually full security measures are not installed until the damage is done.
Many studies have shown that security gadgets like dummy cctv can reduce your risk of burglary by 90%. The Toroton Solar powered security CCTV Cameras emit a continuous led blinking light. With zero electrical infrastructure added to the home the level of criminal deterrent they provide are exceptional. More information.
16. ELEPHAS Portable Outdoor 100" Screen
What better way to enjoy the garden than this Portable 100’’ outdoor projector screen. Have all your friends round for that big game. Or watch the latest movie outside to accompany a barbecue with drinks. This projector screen is made of durable PVC plastic and can be easily be rolled for storage or easy transportation.
This large bright white projector screen can also be used for outdoor class rooms, lectures and presentations. More information here.
17. Patio Mate Light with Bluetooth Stereo
This clever little cool garden gadget allows you to bring all of the entertainment technology of the home outside. The ION Audio Patio Mate allows you to connect Bluetooth speakers and has funky up lights. This device is perfect for late night garden parties and family gatherings. It is built to be fully weather proof so it can survive any unexpected weather conditions. Click here.
18. ProQ Frontier Elite BBQ Smoker
The Pro Q Fronter Elite BBQ Smoker can hot smoke, cold smoke, roast and grill. This smoker packs in a lot of great features in an efficient amount of space. The Pro Q cold smoke generator means you can flavour any sort of culinary delicacy. This robust drum smoker can cook up to 12 people at once making it a garden party novelty. To say the very least this is a very cool garden gadget indeed.
19. Garden Gear Electric Weed Sweeper
This 140 watt cool garden gadget will clear your patio and driveways of irritating moss and weeds. Fast rotating wire brush attachments strip the weeds low in all cracks and crevices. The garden gear will leave your outside surfaces clear of weeds, fast! There is no need for harmful herbicides and chemicals. The upright design means there is no continuous bending and comes with a 2 year guarantee.
20. Tortola Rainbow Garden Hammock
Enjoy the great summer weather in style with this double two man rainbow hammock. Once you have enjoyed the comfort of a garden hammock you will not be able to relax outside any other way. Too hot to sleep inside? This hammock will give you a comfortable place to sleep in hot weather. This cool gadget comes with accompanying hook ropes so you can hang up your new friend any time or place.
21. ZOMAKE Bug Zapper Racket
Eradicate pesky mosquitoes and flys with this 3000 volt electric fly squatter. This cool garden gadget brings a fun element to neutralising your buzzing biting friends. This rechargeable zapper is good for the environment with no need for battery replacements. It has a triple safety mesh keeping you and your family out of harm’s way. There is something rewarding about the spark and crackle every time you frazzle a mosquito!
22. Wildlife World Hogilow Hedgehog Home
It is believed we has lost over 40 per cent of our hedgehog population over the last decade. Some of the reasons for this is declining habitat, busier roads and harmful chemicals. Hedgehogs play an important role in controlling pests eating many insects, slugs and snails.
Hedgehogs are the gardener’s friend and you can make your garden hedgehog friendly with hedgehog homes like this one! Want to know how to create a wildlife friendly garden visit Ecospaces. Want to buy this hedgehog house for your garden? Click Here!
23. Pink Oyster Mushroom Kit
Like eating fresh unusual mushrooms? These pink oysters are delicious with an attractive pink colour and sweet taste. Their meaty texture makes them perfect with pastas and with cheese on toast. These mushrooms are very expensive to buy and they will never be as fresh as if you grow them yourself.
This cool gadget allows to grow your own organic oyster mushrooms in as little as 10 days! You simply have to select where you wish them to grow, spray the top of the bag with water and wait. After ten days of daily watering Pink Oysters mushrooms will grow out of the side of the box. This is a very rewarding process and makes a great gift for a kitchen gardener. Learn more.
If you want to know more about growing your own mushrooms on a larger scaleclick here.
24. 2 Person Wicker Picnic Basket Cream
If you want to get out the house and enjoy the outside what better way than this stylish picnic basket. This basket has delightful little straps which holds all plates and cutlery in place. This picnic basket only ways 1.6 kilograms and made from strong willow wicker.
It comes with 2 porcelain plates, a cutlery selection for 2 and a waiter style bottle opener. The basket is 36 x 26 x 15 cm. It makes a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings.
25. Garden Sniper Animal Deterrent
The Garden Sniper Animal Deterrent is a motion activated device that shoots a fine jet of water at any approaching garden pest. This device can be used to keep herons away from fish ponds, foxes, cats or browsers from your vegetable garden. This is a humane and ecological to get rid of garden pests.
26. Weber Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal BBQ
This cool little green circular portable barbecue is perfect for picnics and camping trips. It takes charcoal and is conveniently the correct size to take 1 instant light charcoal package. This barbecue is made of steel plate with high gloss enamel for the furnace drum. This is a fantastic looking cool garden gadget for outside cooking events. Check it out here.
27. Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Harvest Elite
The Miracle grow aero garden is a simple hydroponic method of growing fresh herbs inside. This is perfect for the kitchen gardener and easy to locate and move wherever it’s needed. You can grow herbs, fresh salad leaves, or even flowers in this cool garden gadget anytime you wish. This unit holds up to 6 plants at any one time with a high performance led light that encourages rapid growth. Click here.
28. Fallen Fruits Tomato Planter
Take the work and careful pruning of tomato growing with this hanging tomato planter. Most gardeners are obsessed with pruning and cabling their tomatoes to grow vertically. In nature they actually like to trail along the ground! This clever planter allows you to take out 90 percent of the work and provide you with effort free tomato production.Check it out.
29. Blagdon window View garden pond
The Blagdon Affinity view living water feature pond is very much like having an outside aquarium.
You can either stock this beautiful little water feature with gold fish or leave it as a wildlife pond instead. The shatter proof viewing windows enable you to look into the water to admire fish or even study wildlife! Enjoy the sound of cascading water and the vibrancy of aquatic life from the comfort of your own garden.
This cool garden gadget comes with everything you need for installation. This includes two planting baskets, an LED Spotlight a low voltage pump and a choice of three fountain heads. The Blagdon Living viewing pond will be the highlight of your patio for years to come. Sold on Amazon.
30. La Hacienda Skyline Black PATIO HEATER
This stylish modern chimenea will bring a touch of class while warming your patio at the same time. This chimenea has a log storage unit for fast fuelling and a tidy appearance. This patio warmer brings a vertical element to your patio especially good for contemporary garden designs. Relax with a glass of wine in the evening and watch the dancing flames without getting blasted with low blowing smoke.
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Paul Nicolaides is a Landscape architect and garden builder with over 30 years experience in designing, building and maintaining gardens. Contemplating just how important garden space is for nature and recreation he created 'Cool Garden Gadgets' to explore the best gadgets for enhancing outside spaces. From outdoor dining ideas to the latest garden technology we break it down for you here.