Creative garden lighting design advice from professionals

Garden lighting adds an alternative dimension to your garden; extending the day is just part of it - outdoor lighting can provide a totally different view from the daylight perspective, be it for the summer barbecue, or as an alternative to closing the curtains on cooler, damper evenings. Part of the garden lighting design process is about choosing and applying creative garden lighting effects - then the task is to achieve a beautifully lit garden without seeing the light fittings, so skill in choosing the correct garden lights for the deck, terrace and features as well as outdoor lights for the house is the counterpart to artistic exterior lighting design. Consult a summary of garden lighting effects or read the garden lighting design guide to find out more about how to create an imaginative design.

Photo gallery

Browse the photo gallery to see actual garden lighting installations and see which lights you can use to achieve these creative garden lighting effects

Find out about planning and installation

To find out more about choosing the right light sources and planning the installation of your garden lighting system, visit the garden lighting Help & tips section, where you will find useful helpsheets on subjects such as choosing the right transformer size, the difference between 12v and 240v installations, low voltage cable planning and choosing the right lamps for your spotlights