Garden Lighting Ideas: 12 Sophisticated Schemes for Your Outdoor Space

this small london garden has plenty of garden lighting ideas
(Image credit: John Cullen Lighting)

In our round up of the best garden lighting ideas, you'll find everything from simple, affordable additions to brighten up your space as and when you need it, to landscaping considerations and how to include mains-powered lighting in your garden design

Garden lighting is such an integral part of your design scheme —  not just for the summer months where you can sit out until after dark and still be warm, but also for enjoying your garden from your kitchen window all year round. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.