A garden sprinkler is not something that everyone needs for their garden…

.. but they do have a fantastic range of purposes!
They are great for the summer holidays where you want to spend time in your garden relaxing.

(Not standing up, holding a hose or watering can!)

Owning a sprinkler enables you to keep the lawn/garden alive and watered and at the same time you can sit and enjoy the weather!

They also make great fun on hot days for children and dogs!

Here is a quick summary of our top picks for the best garden sprinkler, you can read more detailed and in-depth reviews further down.

Hozelock Rectangular Sprinkler Plus 180m² Hozelock Rectangular Sprinkler
  • Price: ££
  • Coverage: 180-260m
  • Weight: 358g
  • High quality with a range of settings
Hozelock Round Sprinkler Plus 254m² Hozelock Round Sprinkler
  • Price: ££
  • Coverage: 254m²
  • Weight: 259g
  • With its range of settings suits all your needs
Silverline 718693 8-Pattern Dial Sprinkler, 140 mm DiameterSilverline Sprinkler
  • Price: £
  • Coverage: 3m²
  • Weight: 154g
  • For small gardens or patios
Kärcher Premium Oscillating Sprinkler - OS 5.320SVKarcher Sprinkler
  • Price: £££
  • Coverage: 320m²
  • Weight: 954g
  • A very high quality piece of kit by reputable brand

Best Garden Sprinklers

1. Hozelock Round Garden Sprinkler Plus 254m²Hozelock Round Sprinkler Plus 254m²

What does it do?

The Hozelock Garden Sprinkler Plus has four arms that rotate and either spray as a jet for watering turf and established plants or a delicate mist spray for young plants or seedlings.

There are two jets and the unit has a ‘sled’ base so it will be stable sitting on any surface.

The second most expensive sprinkler in our list, for the extra money you are getting a lot of functionality.

  • Coverage: 254m² (up to 18m total diameter)
  • Dimensions: 20 x 10 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 259g

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2. Hozelock Rectangular Garden Sprinkler Plus 180m²Hozelock Rectangular Sprinkler Plus 180m²

What does it do?

The Hozelock Rectangular Sprinkler Plus is a great little gadget that comes in three sizes.

To suit all garden sizes.

The 180m², 200m² and the 260m²  Hozelock sprinklers are specially design to give powerful and even water coverage.

(It doesn’t matter what the water pressure is.)

You will still get an excellent flow thanks to the water powered gear drive motor.

There are 15 jets and the unit has a ‘sled’ base so it will be stable sitting on any surface.

There is no fine spray feature.
The Hozelock plus sprinkler shape is a rectangle, which could be more useful for standard square or rectangle lawns

(Area of coverage can be adjusted via the simple red lever.)

  • Coverage: 180m², 200m² or 260m²
  • Dimensions: The smallest sprinkler is measures 9 x 12 x 41.5 cm
  • Weight: 358g

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3. Rehau Pulse Garden SprinklerRehau Pulse Sprinkler for gardens or lawns. Pulsating sprinkler.

What does it do?

A classic looking garden sprinkler from Rehau.

It has the ability to cover up to 520m².
An affordable sprinkler that pokes into the ground, so it wont blow away.

The only downside is that the spike is not as robust as you would probably like it to be.

(So you need to be a bit gentle with it.)
It takes a bit of getting used to – the instruction card is not the most informative.

But when you have worked it out it is a fantastic little gadget.
You are able to set the spray angle at 90, 180, 270 or 360 degrees, which is super useful.

Especially if you are wanting to be in one area of the garden whilst the sprinkler is in use (and not get soaked!)
The water flow is good, regardless of the water pressure.

You can also use your regular Hozelock connectors with it.

  • Coverage: up to 520m²
  • Dimensions: 33.3 x 11.9 x 6.6 cm
  • Weight: 334g

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4. BRADAS Garden SprinklerLawn sprinkler,garden rotating sprinkler, hozelock compatible sprinkler BY BRADAS

What does it do?

A super simple and to the point sprinkler.

No fancy features or calibration needed.

Just plug in and go, you can use standard Hozelock connectors with the Bradas garden sprinkler.
It works very well even with low pressure water and is super small so easy to store.
It is the cheapest sprinkler in our list and the most basic.

But if you have never owned a lawn sprinkler before and only want to spend a few pounds to try one out then perhaps give it a go.
Its covers a circle shape of 10ft wide so it it perfect for small gardens.

One thing to bare in mind is that the unit is very light so could easily be blown or tipped up.

  • Coverage: 10ft diameter circle
  • Weight: 118g

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5. Kärcher Premium Oscillating Sprinkler – OS 5.320SVKärcher Premium Oscillating Sprinkler - OS 5.320SV

What does it do?

The most premium water sprinkler in our 10 picks.

This really is a wonderful, well though out product.

If you’re a proud gardener is the perfect accessory to fill you with joy every time you use it.
It’s a robust and well made beautiful device.

The oscillating sprinklers ensure a great, even coverage.

This garden sprinkler guarantees stability with a strong base and two fold out anchor spikes for extra stability.

(Ensuring it will stay put, even on the most uneven ground.)
We love the adjustable spray patterns and the individual turn off buttons.

(You can tailor the coverage perfectly to your garden.)
It has a huge area coverage of up to 320m² and has a long life.

The Kärcher Premium has a robust and durable gear system with a water flow regulator so you can fully customise the volume of water used.
Bonus features include a rotating spray guard, that flips over a portion of the nozzles so you don’t get soaked when making adjustments.

As part of the sturdy base, there is a hanging hook for easy storage and an integrated pin so you can clean the nozzles if any become blocked.

(This is hidden away and can be accessed by turning a dial.)
It can be used with your regular Kärcher / Hozelock hose connectors.

  • Coverage: up to 320m²
  • Dimensions: 54.6 x 16 x 8.8 cm
  • Weight: 971g

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6. Oasis Ahead Garden Sprinkler K-200Oasis Ahead Lawn Sprinkler K-200

What does it do?

The Oasis Ahead sprinkler gives pulsating water coverage with up to 360 degrees rotation.

This sprinkler comfortable covers the largest area in our comparison list.

Ranging from 371m² to 557m² depending on water pressure.

You can easily set the distance you want the water to reach and add diffusion to the water streams using the diffusion pin.
It can be used, like most other water sprinklers, for simply watering your lawn or flower beds.

Or as part of an irrigation system, or as a fun summer splashing activity for children or water loving dogs.
One great little features is the ‘connector thread’ on the unit, which allow you to connect multiple sprinklers.
The base unit is robust and heard wearing, no flimsy plastic in sight.

Just the heavy duty stuff with rubber grips on both sides.

If there is one downside to this sprinkler, its that it can be noisy.

As the water pulsates out, the back splash plate makes affably loud clicking noise.

(Which to be fair, is a pretty much standard thing with this type of sprinkler.)

But worth mentioning just in case you would want to use the sprinkler whilst in the garden.
This sprinkler system also has a shut off valve on the actual sprinkler unit.

(So you can turn the water on and off conveniently to test the settings – without having to run back to the tap each time!)

  • Coverage: Dimensions: 24.1 x 19 x 7.6 cm
  • Weight: 726g

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7. Hozelock Round Sprinkler Pro 314m²Hozelock Round Sprinkler Pro 314m²

What does it do?

A great all rounder from Hozelock.

The sturdy metal spike means you don’t have to worry about breaking it easily.

The Hozelock loud sprinkler can water a full or part circle.
The coverage is up to 314m², which means up to 20m in diameter.

Much like the other Hozelock, this one also has two spray patterns, jet spray for lawns or fine spray for delicate seeds.

There are 5 jets, which give a great amount of water flow, regardless of the water pressure.

We like this one because it is quiet!

So you can be peacefully reading at one end of the garden whilst hands free watering the garden at the other end!

  • Coverage: up to 314m²
  • Dimensions: 18 x 8 x 37 cm
  • Weight: 227g

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8. Silverline 8-Pattern Dial SprinklerSilverline 718693 8-Pattern Dial Sprinkler, 140 mm Diameter

What does it do?

The Silverline, considering its very budget appeal, is packed with quite a few features.

How long it will last is another question.

But at the end of the day, if you’re only after a cheap sprinkler to keep your grass alive through the short British summer.

And the sprinkler you buy will most likely end up ‘somewhere’ in the shed over winter… this one might be just be for you!

  • It can be used with Hozelock fittings
  • Has 8 patterns
  • 360 degree rotation

Pretty impressive!

The spray patterns are:

  • single jet
  • double jet
  • small circle mist
  • large circle spray
  • large circle mist
  • large circle spray
  • small semi circle
  • large semi circle

That all sounds pretty confusing but if you look at the top of the sprinkler, there is a convenient little symbol code for each setting, that logical describes the setting.

It is not going to be the very best sprinkler in the world at this price.

But will certainly keep you amused for a while playing with all the different settings.

It doesn’t cover a huge area, so if you have the patience to pull it around the garden every now and again then you will be well away.

  • Coverage: around 3m²
  • Dimensions: Very small and round.
  • Weight: 154g

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9. Greenkey Metal Base Pulsating SprinklerGreenkey Metal Base Pulsating Sprinkler for lawns or gardens

What does it do?

The Greenkey sprinkler looks high quality straight away thanks to its robust looking solid metal base.
It is kind of vintage looking, like an old piece of farm machinery.

Which is always a bonus.

It feels luxurious and is heavy. The components feel durable and resilient to knocks.

The upside: there’s no spike that goes into the ground that could snap.

The downside: If you accidentally kick it with bare feet you will regret it!!
It covers a circle of up to 25 metre diameter and needs 2 bar water pressure for the most effective operation.

(The water bar pressure scale goes from 1 – 10).
The head in made of zinc and the hose connector is brass for a long lasting life.

In terms of dispersing the water, it uses a traditional pulsating head to spray the water evenly.

This works very effectively.

An all round great addition to the garden.

  • Coverage: circle of up to 25 metre diameter
  • Weight: 862g

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10. Quantum Garden Oscillating Sprinker System Quantum Garden - Compact oscillating sprinkler ECO-2813 - Black Line

What does it do?

A cheap and cheerful oscillating sprinkler.

It comes with quick adaptor screws to fit your hose and covers up to 312m².
It has 16 nozzles and oscillates (the nozzles move back and forth in a regular rhythm) for even water distribution.

This water sprinkler has been designed with garden life in mind, with a sturdy frame to withstand dogs, kids, weather and even accidental drops.

The heavy base ensure it wont get blown or knocked over.

You need a fairly good water pressure to make the most if this water sprinkler.

  • Coverage: up to 306m²
  • Weight: 259g

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