In this guide we’ll take a look at the best garden clocks for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, accuracy, build quality and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
What Is The Best Garden Clock?
More Detailed Garden Clock Reviews
Ripley Outdoor Wall Clock Review
This Ripley Outdoor Wall Clock has a fabulous deign and is made from weather resistant resin, so it can be used indoors or outside. The design is really stunning, and the product looks much more expensive than it actually is – you would think it is made from solid brass! The dial is protected by a glass cover to keep out the elements.
The garden clock has a lovely clear face with bronze effect numerals. It is 50 cm in diameter and comes with fixings to attach it to a wall. It requires 1 AA battery which is not included and comes with a 2-year guarantee.
This is a beautiful piece of contemporary design of excellent quality for the price. I’ve had lots of compliments on it and several friends have asked where they can get one from. It has coped admirably with baking heat and downpours with no ill effects. This is by far one of the best garden clocks around.
Newby Mechanical Wall Clock Review
This traditional Newby Mechanical Wall Clock is really stunning to look at. The garden clock is made from weatherproof resin but looks very much like aged brass. The design is classic and charming with metal hands and clear, easy to read numerals. The diameter of the clock is around 30 cm. This garden clock is weather resistant and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. It would look lovely in the garden or conservatory. The mechanism is sturdy, and the clock has a nice tick which isn’t too loud.
This is a beautiful garden clock and looks more expensive than it actually is. It would add a lovely feature to any garden whether modern or more traditional and copes with both hot sun and downpours with no signs of damage.
Horse and Bell Garden Clock Review
This Horse and Bell Garden Clock would add a touch of elegance to a traditionally styled garden. The garden clock also features a thermometer on the reverse side and the whole unit sits above a working cast bell, which provides a gentle tinkle in a breeze. The horse figurine on top of the clock is a lovely additional decorative feature.
The clock and bell come attached to an ornate metal bracket and the bracket and all the parts are made from metal with an antique bronze effect. The thermometer shows temperatures in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. The garden clock face has a diameter of 15 cm and the whole unit, including the bracket had dimensions of W 27.5cm x D 8.5cm x H 47cm. This garden clock looks lovely hung from a wall and has lasted well outside with no ill effects from either heatwaves or downpours.
You get a lot for your money with this charming clock and it is sure to provide a talking point in your garden. If you’re looking at garden clocks this one has to get your attention!
Kingfisher Vintage Clock Planter Review
This Kingfisher Vintage Clock Planter also features a thermometer and a hanging planter as part of the design. It is made from sturdy metal and the clock and thermometer faces are protected with tight fitting glass covers. The planter is well made and includes a liner.
This garden clock is a delightful and useful addition to the garden. It’s convenient for checking the time when gardening or relaxing in the garden. The thermometer is a handy addition which helps you judge when to protect plants for the winter, too. The planter looks lovely filled with trailing, flowering plants and makes this a lovely addition to your garden space. The unit is easily attached to the wall with the fixings provided. I decided to use slightly sturdier fixings as I was concerned that the weight of the planter might be too much for the ones provided, but this was an easy switch to ensure the clock and planter stood the test of time.
This is an attractive and useful timepiece that is great value for money and makes a lovely feature when full of flowers. It has been out on a baking patio and through a thunderstorm with no ill effects whatsoever. This particular example wins top spot for the best garden clock for the UK market.
Mechanical Metal Antique Style Wall Clock Review
This Mechanical Metal Antique Style Wall Clock has a rust effect finish that would be perfect for a more relaxed chic style space. The design is simple, and the face is clear and easy to read from a distance. I personally love garden clocks of this style!
The visible mechanical wheels add an interesting design feature to the design of this timepiece. The garden clock is made from painted metal and the finish protects it from the damaging effect of wind, rain and sun. The clock has a diameter of 40 cm and the time is marked in clear Roman numerals.
This is another beautiful timepiece that would blend well into in a relaxed or rustic garden theme and seems impervious to the elements.
Primrose Metal Garden Clock in Patina Turquoise Review
This Primrose Metal Garden Clock in Patina Turquoise will add a splash of colour to your garden. The turquoise effect is almost like the patina of old copper but a little bluer. The garden clock seems sturdy and it has worked so far in wind, rain and shine. The clock has a nice large 46 cm diameter making it easy to read from a distance. The Roman numerals are clear and give it a nice classic style.
This is another fine example within this list of garden clocks that is excellent value for money.
Slate Effect Patterned Outdoor Garden Clock Review
This Slate Effect Patterned Outdoor Garden Clock also features temperature and humidity gauges which are handy for the keen gardener. The clock is of a really attractive deign and looks like it is made from slate but is actually weather resistant resin. The geometric design is lovely, and the natural colours give this a charm that is perfect for any garden. The numeric clock face is clear and easy to read, even from a distance and is protected by a glass cover. The clock diameter is 30 cm.
The garen clock is easy to fix to the wall and the battery is protected by a sturdy case – you will need a screwdriver to change the battery but as they last for ages this is not much hassle.
This is a beautiful garden clock that really looks like it is made from slate. Again, this is a clock that looks much pricier than it actually is. It is durable and unaffected by even torrential downpours and hot sun.
Radio Controlled Outdoor Garden Wall Clock Review
This classically styled Radio Controlled Outdoor Garden Wall Clock would look great in any home either indoors or outside. The garden clock has an antique white metal surround and clear Roman numerals on a 15-inch clock face which makes it easy to read even from a distance. It is fitted with weatherproof glass to protect it from the elements making it suitable for outdoor use all year round.
Much like the best garden clocks, this model also features radio-controlled technology which ensures it keep the correct time all year round, and you won’t need to remember to put it forward or back.
This great clock automatically sets itself to the right time when you insert the batteries and keeps perfect time. The clock is exceptionally durable and seems able to brush off both baking heat and torrential downpours with no adverse effects, looking just as stylish and well-made as when it was first put outside.
Metal Roman Numeral Garden Wall Clock Review
This Metal Roman Numeral Garden Wall Clock is made from sturdy metal with an ironwork finish. It has an eye-catching architectural design made up of metal Roman numerals attached to a metal surround. This garden clock is large at 60 cm in diameter or just under 24 inches. The design is both simple and classic with no backing plate or cover required. The clock face is clearest to read when placed against a plain light-coloured wall or fence. The large size means it is easy to read this clock even from a distance. This beautiful garden clock would suit a rustic or industrial themed garden or room.
This is a beautiful garden clock that has withstood the elements well and offers great value for money.
Birdcage Outdoor Wall Clock Review
This Birdcage Outdoor Wall Clock is a really pretty garden clock with a small timepiece in a birdcage design frame. The colour is a lovely soft grey and the wirework cage is delicate and intricately worked. The frame also features two lovely butterflies and overall this adds a delightful feature to the garden.
This garden clock is fully weatherproof and suitable for all year round use outside. The overall size is 55 x 35 cm, but the clock face is considerably smaller, so you can’t see it from a long distance as easily as some of the larger designs. The clock is durable and hardwearing and has withstood both baking sun and rainstorms with ease.
Things to Know Before Buying a Garden Clock
A garden clock adds charm and character to your outdoor space.
Despite the fact that we’re rarely less than a foot away from a digital clock in the form of our smartphones, garden clocks are no less popular now than in the past. They add a personal touch to your garden, and there’s a huge range of stylish designs on the market.
Not sure what to look for when it comes to the best garden clock? Take a look at the following tips.
The Importance of Weatherproofing and Durability
Of course, for your garden clock to stand the test of time, it needs to be resistant to the elements. If you’re installing your clock in an exposed area, it should be fully waterproof and sturdy. It should also be resistant to bright sunlight.
The best garden clocks are made from rust-resistant metal or resin. These materials withstand the elements very well, able to cope with both baking sun and torrential downpours.
Choosing the Perfect Design
Garden clocks are available in a huge range of designs, so it really comes down to personal preference, as well as the style of your garden. Traditional roman-numeral style clocks were originally used in vintage gardens, but more recently they have been used to bring a rustic touch to contemporary gardens and homes.
At the other end of the scale are colourful designs which look great in bright and quirky gardens. Some come with built in hanging planters for added personality.
Selecting the Right Size
The size of your clock will be dictated by how much wall space you have available, as well as the look of your garden. Large clocks make a serious statement, and allow you to see the time at a glance. Smaller models are understated and well suited to minimalist spaces.
Some garden clocks come with additional features, including an integrated thermometer or humidity gauge which are handy for any keen gardeners. Some of my favourite garden clocks come with added decorative features.
My outdoor clock has a handy thermometer. Where should I place it to get the most accurate reading?
To ensure your thermometer gives you a meaningful reading of the air temperature in your garden you should place it out of direct sunlight and away from surfaces that have been heated by sunlight. Position your thermometer anywhere in the shade and you will get a reliable reading.