How to use garden lighting
Create a beautiful night garden.
Make the most of warm summer evenings by enjoying a garden that's as beautiful at night as it is during the day.
Interior designer Jen from Love Chic Living explains how lighting can transform your night garden into a magical space.
Even simple lighting can add drama to your garden's features. LED lights give an ambient glow and wind lanterns and fairy lights add a whimsical touch to dull areas.
Create a dramatic atmosphere by lighting up a pond or waterfall. Solar powered water features with lights are a fantastic way to highlight ripples and reflections.
Decorate a children's play area by covering trees and fences with fairy lights. Let them choose their favourite colours and shapes to make their own secret garden.Shop all garden lighting
Extend your garden space
Light can create the illusion of spaciousness in the most modest of gardens by creating zones to draw the eye around the space.
Use solar rock lights to illuminate paths and hang lights off trees, walls or bushes. Bouncing light off a wall or reflective surface creates space and highlights plants.
If your garden is lacking in plants, then lighting alone can add extra interest.
Portable solar lights are great value and work really well in small gardens.
Decorate trees and other structures
If you're lucky enough to have trees in your garden, remember that they can look gorgeous when lit up.
Wrap a string of lights around the trunk and place an uplight under the canopy to draw the eye upwards.
Why not light up some of your other structures like your shed or greenhouse with some solar powered LED lights, or even use lanterns on the wall of your house.Shop all garden lighting