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Keeping your garden looking its best requires regular watering, so use a hose gun to make your life easier and to ensure the best possible yield from your patch. You'll be able to direct the water to where it is most needed and you can cease the flow when moving between planted areas. Some hose guns have a 50% less water option, while others can be used for cleaning cars, patios or decking. 


We have reviewed the best garden spray guns from Hozelock, Karcher, Fanhao and more to find you the perfect match for your gardening needs. There are 100% metal options, as well as the more mainstream plastic hose guns, and even hybrid designs. All of the garden hose guns in the top 10 are available to buy online in the UK from Amazon, B&Q and Wickes.

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  • Last updated: 16-09-2022
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How to Choose a Garden Hose Gun in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. Choose Between Plastic and Metal Hose Guns, or Go for a Hybrid Version
  2. Select Models With at Least Two or Three Spray Settings

1. Choose the Material of Your Hose Gun Carefully: Plastic Is Lightweight and Metal Is Long Lasting, While Hybrid Versions Offer Both

1. Choose the Material of Your Hose Gun Carefully: Plastic Is Lightweight and Metal Is Long Lasting, While Hybrid Versions Offer Both

Most hose guns are plastic, making them durable, lightweight and easy to connect to your existing hose. It's important to match the material of the hose connector and the watering gun connector to avoid leaks. Plastic and metal items contract and expand at different rates, so if these materials are mismatched and cold water is used in warm conditions, leaks can occur.


Metal watering guns are becoming, once again, more popular, as people seek to reduce their reliance on micro-particle-releasing plastic. Properly coated metal, such as zinc, is longer lasting in garden conditions since it is frost resistant. Many plastic garden hose guns perish prematurely due to being left outside in wintery conditions.


Hybrid options, a combination of a metal casing and plastic triggers and connectors, last longer than plastic alone and connect seamlessly with existing plastic fittings on your hose. Luckily, however, most hose accessories sold in the UK have standard universal-sized fittings and can be connected, whatever brand they are. 


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2. Look For at Least Two or Three Spray Options for Gardens, or Five if You Also Plan on Washing Your Car or Patio

2. Look For at Least Two or Three Spray Options for Gardens, or Five if You Also Plan on Washing Your Car or Patio

All hose guns have a variety of spray settings. Some have as few as two, which is suitable for basic gardening tasks such as gentle watering and the fierce cleaning of mud off a spade. If you also want to wash your car or patio, you'll need to choose a gun with at least five options. Here's a rundown of what the settings mean: 


  • Fine mist: for watering seedlings, delicate flowers, and houseplants if you bring them outside.
  • Cone spray: concentrates the droplets of water to the outside of the nozzle, so there isn't such a risk of flooding a single area if you aren't paying attention.
  • Fine rose: designed to emulate a traditional watering can rose, this is more drenching than mist or cone settings.
  • Bubble jet: thanks to the bubbles aerating the jet of water, this will reach plants at the back of flower beds or vegetable patches without damaging those in close range.
  • Fast fill: is designed to act like a running tap, so you can quickly fill a watering can or car-cleaning bucket.
  • Flat rinse: ensures the water is spread out equally in a horizontal line, making it ideal for rinsing off soap suds when washing the car. It's too powerful to use on plants.
  • Jet stream: is the most powerful water setting. It's for cleaning only, so use it on vehicles, patios, decking and garden equipment, not on plants.

To water larger areas regularly, see our recommended sprinklers for lawns.

Compare the Best Garden Hose Guns

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:


  1. Gardena - Classic Multi Sprayer for £15.99
  2. FANHAO - Heavy Duty Metal Water Gun for £19.80
  3. Verve - 5-Function Spray Gun for £12.00
  4. Hozelock - 5-Function Spray Gun for £15.31
  5. Kärcher - Spray Gun for £8.99

For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of garden hose guns available and understand how our ranking was determined.


This article’s chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.

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GARDENA  Classic Multi Sprayer 1

GARDENA

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FANHAO  Garden Hose Heavy Duty Metal Water Gun 1

FANHAO

3
Verve  5-Function Spray Gun 1

Verve

4
Hozelock Ltd 5-Function Spray Gun 1

Hozelock Ltd

5
Kärcher Spray Gun 1

Kärcher

6
GoodHome  7-Function Multi Spray Gun Starter Set 1

GoodHome

7
Hozelock Multi Plus Spray Gun 1

Hozelock

8
Hozelock  3-Function Gun Jet Spray 1

Hozelock

9
Wickes  Garden Hose Pipe Spray Nozzle 1

Wickes

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Hozelock  Lance Spray Plus 90 1

Hozelock

Name

Classic Multi Sprayer

Garden Hose Heavy Duty Metal Water Gun

5-Function Spray Gun

5-Function Spray Gun

Spray Gun

7-Function Multi Spray Gun Starter Set

Multi Plus Spray Gun

3-Function Gun Jet Spray

Garden Hose Pipe Spray Nozzle

Lance Spray Plus 90

Features

The Perfect Combination of Spray Settings and a Five-Year Warranty for Peace of Mind

Shiny Brass and Zinc Make This a Stylish Yet Practical Garden Accessory

Features a Unique Slider Control That's Easy for Those With Grip Issues

Use 50% Less Water With This Clever Hose Gun

A Tiny-Yet-Mighty Spray From Kärcher

A Robust, Mostly Metal Hose Spray With Connectors Included

A Hose Gun of Hybrid Construction With Eight Spray Options

For Those Who Just Need Something Basic and Affordable

Cost-Effective Option for Close-Range Watering

Something Different for Gardeners With Elevated Hanging Baskets

Price£15.99£19.80£12.00£15.31£8.99£27.00£22.04£10.69£6.50£28.48
MaterialPlasticMetalPlasticPlasticPlasticMetal and plasticMetal and plasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
Spray Settings3455278325
Trigger LockYesYesYesYesYesNot specifiedYesYesYesYes
Warranty5 years1 year--------
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10 Best Garden Hose Guns in the UK

This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used. 

1

GARDENA Classic Multi Sprayer

£15.99

MaterialPlastic
Spray Settings3
Trigger LockYes
Warranty5 years
2

FANHAO Garden Hose Heavy Duty Metal Water Gun

£19.80

MaterialMetal
Spray Settings4
Trigger LockYes
Warranty1 year
3

Verve 5-Function Spray Gun

£12.00

MaterialPlastic
Spray Settings5
Trigger LockYes
Warranty-
4

Hozelock Ltd5-Function Spray Gun

£15.31

MaterialPlastic
Spray Settings5
Trigger LockYes
Warranty-
5

KärcherSpray Gun

£8.99

MaterialPlastic
Spray Settings2
Trigger LockYes
Warranty-
6

GoodHome 7-Function Multi Spray Gun Starter Set

£27.00

MaterialMetal and plastic
Spray Settings7
Trigger LockNot specified
Warranty-
7

HozelockMulti Plus Spray Gun

£22.04

MaterialMetal and plastic
Spray Settings8
Trigger LockYes
Warranty-
8
MaterialPlastic
Spray Settings3
Trigger LockYes
Warranty-
9

Wickes Garden Hose Pipe Spray Nozzle

£6.50

MaterialPlastic
Spray Settings2
Trigger LockYes
Warranty-
10

Hozelock Lance Spray Plus 90

£28.48

MaterialPlastic
Spray Settings5
Trigger LockYes
Warranty-

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