Every garden can benefit from a little solar-powered lighting, whether it’s to light the way or purely add a decorative touch.
The beauty of solar powered lighting is the no fuss element; there are no electricity mains required and therefore running costs, no long tangled wires or plugging in issues. LED solar light bulbs require a very low energy level and offer a long lifespan, making them the ultimate low maintenance outdoor lighting option.
Just as you may use lighting in your home to emphasise a feature or light up a corner, garden lighting can be used in the same way – to illuminate a garden feature, such as a statue or pond, or highlight sculptural planting and borders.
Choose post lights to flank a doorway and create a welcoming entrance to your home, or line a path alongside scented planting for an evening wander in the garden as dusk falls. The best time to embrace decorative lighting is a garden party, display a string of decorative lanterns can instantly add a party vibe to proceedings.
Don’t forget simple table lights, choose from solar lantern and glass tealights for the centre of your garden table to add a pretty glow. Take a look at our pick of the best designs to brighten up your outdoor space this summer.
These festoon bulb lights are the on-trend design to be seen this summer! This retro style garland is synonymous with fairgrounds, therefore the perfect bulb to add a party vibe to gardens. The generous sized bulbs offer a lot more light than standard fairy lights too.
Mason jars are the epitome of country cool – making these decorative lights the ideal accessory for any cottage style garden. Ideal for dressing branches, fences and summerhouses the string of 8 lights are more about adding character than providing a great amount of light.
These white outdoor lanterns are a great buy to create a beautifully soft light on summer evenings. The simple 10 LED solar line lights with polyester ball lanterns are perfect for an understated outdoor decoration. Great for summer parties to keep your garden illuminated into the evening. Includes rechargeable AA battery. 3m cable with 50cm between lanterns.
All things tropical are taking over indoors and, so it would seem, now outdoors too! Instantly cheer up the outside with the help of this fun string set of 15 pineapple lights. In assorted colours these decorative lights will add a Tiki bar vibe to garden parties.
This pack of four solar-powered garden lights are perfect for marking pathways and garden features. With a stainless steel finish, plastic stake and intricately shaped glass lenses, these lights will add a touch of glamour to your outside space. H37cm x 9cm diameter.
This set of four lights are the perfect lighting solution to illuminate patios, decking and balcony areas. The wall mounted designs provide much more substantial light coverage than decorative fairy lights. The water resistant Stainless steel and plastic lights have an art deco style trellis design, adding further interest and charm when lighting up the garden. H12 W9 D5cm.
Traditional tear drop hanging lanterns are ideal for dressing a pathway, staggering them on alternate sides of the path. Alternatively they can add a little something extra to flower beds, scattered amongst the foliage. Sold as a set of 2 these lamps offer up to 6 hours of light once charged.
The Philips Dusk post light turns the suns energy into long lasting LED light thanks to a high capacity solar panel on top. The simple design with a sleek grey finish will look great in gardens, patios and entrances. H62.8 W17.3 L19.3cm.
Looking super stylish with their modern design and stainless steel finish, with two LED bulbs per pack they are twice as bright as most post style lights. Fully weather resistant and will light up for 10 hours with a full charge.
This set of classic stake lights are just the thing to create a beautiful display in your garden. The durable stainless-steel LED efficient lights are powered by stored sunlight via an integrated solar panel – they require approx 24 hours of sunshine before they are ready to go. Providing your outdoor space with an attractive patterned lighting effect, this pair will shine for up to 6 hours once charge. H43 W13 D13cm.