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Top 7 Garden Lighting Ideas For Your Outdoor Space

From tree lanterns to solar fairy lights, we have all the top garden lighting ideas to transform your outdoor space.

Long Summer evenings spent outdoors enjoying good food and the company of your friends and family is the very definition of living the good life. So, what better way to make the most of these special moments than to transform your garden, patio, veranda or outdoor space into a magical and stylish spot that you'll love spending time in?! Of course, you've probably heard us say it before but good lighting is absolutely essential to creating a home that you love and this applies to your outdoor space too. As such, we've rounded up our top seven garden lighting ideas to help you create an outdoor space that you love.


Image of a dining table outdoors at nighttime with lit candles on the tables, hanging laterns and decorative accessories.



#1 Garden Lighting Idea - Hang Lanterns From Trees

The Grey Rattan Solar Lantern 

If want to create a magical garden that comes to life at night then we highly recommend getting your hands on a beautiful twinkle tree lamp or two. Perfect for adding depth and drama to your outdoor setting, a twinkling tree lamp hanging from your tree will cast your outdoor space in a beautiful warming light perfect for alfresco dinner parties. As seen above, our Grey Rattan Solar Lantern comes with a rechargeable battery and admits a white LED light that flows through the rattan weaving casting the most amazing shadows over your gardens. Alternatively, you could also display this beautiful garden light on your outdoor table or use it as a floor light for your patios or balconies.

#2 Garden Lighting Idea - Hanging Centrepiece Lighting

Featured: Extendable Up & Over Table Clamp £38 | Black Table Clamp With Solar Festoon Lights £50

There is nothing that we love more than warm summer evenings spent outside enjoying good food and wine with our friends and family. So make the most of these magical moments with beautiful garden lighting and a tablescape filled with foliage, lanterns and candles. It will not only delight your guests but create memories that you'll treasure forever. You can create your own hanging centrepiece with the Extendable Up & Over Table Clamp £38 and accessorise with solar light chains and hanging lanterns. Alternatively, use the Black Table Clamp £50, it comes equipped with a string of timeless solar-powered festoon lights that reminds us of the magic of eating alfresco on the cobbled streets of an Italian town.


#3 Garden Lighting Idea -Alfresco table lighting

The Antique Brass Moroccan Solar Lantern[/caption] Host intimate dinner parties in your garden with the help of beautiful candlelights, outdoor lanterns and solar fairy lights. Firstly, start at the centre of your garden table and build your lighting up from the centre outwards. We recommend opting for something large such as a lantern and then positioning lots of candlesticks and candles around the lantern to create an eye-catching display. What's more, if you really want to create the outdoor w0w-factor then consider hanging lanterns or fairy lights above your garden table. Additionally, this is also a useful idea if you're short on table space and need to leave the table clear from decorations for food and wine.


#4 Garden Lighting Idea - Take Inspiration From Nature

We are always looking for ways to reconnect with nature in the home and garden. Therefore, when we discovered these fabulous solar lights, we couldn't wait to add them to our lighting collection. Taking inspiration from mother nature, these garden lighting ideas blend in beautifully with any planting scheme. Firstly there is the Dandelion Solar Light, which can be styled as a set along a walkway or introduced to the flower bed. Moreover, the Climbing Ivy Solar Light is perfect for fences or walls that need a lift. Powered by the sun, these lights introduce a beautiful glow to the garden and come alive at dusk.

#5 Garden Lighting Idea - Stake Lights

Rockett St George garden stake lights. The Set Of 2 Antique Brass Solar Stake Lights[/caption] From your garden footpaths to your terrace or patio areas, stake lights such as our Set Of 2 Antique Brass Solar Stake Lights will not only admit a beautiful light but are also incredibly practical solutions for lighting your outdoor space. The perfect floor lamp for your garden area, you can create a wonderful walkway with these lanterns or dot them around the space for effortless style!

#6 Garden Lighting Idea - Festoon Lighting

Featured: Solar Festoon Lights - 20 Bulbs £65[/caption] Festoon lights are designed to introduce a fabulous festival feel to any outdoor space and are the perfect final touch for creating a glamorous entertaining space outside. As an added bonus, the solar-powered design of the Solar Festoon Light Chain means you don’t have to worry about an outdoor power source!


#7 Garden Lighting Idea - Fairy Lights

Co-founder of Rockett St George, Lucy St George, loves a fairy light! From her home to the garden, she loves the glittering sparkle that fairy lights emit all year round! As such, Lucy and Jane (Rockett St George Co-Founders), searched high and low to find fairy lights that we could use outdoors. So, of course, we were thrilled when we sourced the beautiful outdoor Multifunction Solar Fairy Lights. Adding sparkle and magic to your garden, wrap the fairy lights around trees and branches or snake the lights down the centre of your dining table. You could even hang them in a zig-zag pattern from one side of your garden to another for an ultra magical effect at nighttime.

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