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  • Writer's pictureThomas Andrew Brown

Shedding Light on the Benefits of Garden Lighting: Uncover the Advantages for Your Outdoor Living.

Garden lighting could bring outdoor living spaces to a whole new level of beauty and functionality? Whether you’re an avid gardener, a professional wanting more usable outside space for work or relaxing with friends, garden lighting has something to offer everyone. If done well its aesthetically pleasing but garden lighting also offers practical advantages such as visibility during those long summer evenings and the opportunity to host al fresco social gatherings even when the sun sets early. So, let us shed some light on the benefits of garden lighting.


Why so expensive

Illuminating your outdoor space with top-tier garden lighting makes a statement, but it isn't for everyone. Quality equipment is an investment that will always cost in the thousands - but premium lights and cables can make a garden at night magical. Light can bring life to every venue, and quality lighting installations demand artistic attention to detail. The intricacies of designing luxurious systems are worth the effort; investing in tailored lights helps create a truly unique atmosphere fit for any special occasion or event.



Why is it always the first thing to get cut

From my experience designing gardens, people are nearly always willing to cut the lighting first, but there missing the point. Garden lighting isn't just about lighting up a table or a path, its about the ambience. Evening can be when the garden looks at its best. Warm summer evening surrounded by glowing foliage, is a nightly summer experience most people that have invested in their garden just don't get to experience.


Gardens should never be illuminated like a sports field, the lighting should instead be warm and subtle, creating an enchanting ambiance that can only be experienced when the sun drops below the horizon.



What's the impact on the environment

In Silent Earth, Dave Goulson examines the profound implications of humanity's vivid footprint on nature. By exploring topics like light pollution and street lighting, he encourages us to be mindful when it comes to our own gardens - yes we can still have lovely nights spent outdoors with friends under garden lights, but if used consciously they don't need to come at the expense of keeping a dark night sky alive!


When it comes to bringing beauty into our gardens, let's consider the impact on nature. While garden lighting is not as invasive as that of streetlights, we can still take steps to minimize damage by turning off lights when they're no longer in use - a small gesture that encourages us all to appreciate and enjoy the splendours of what Mother Nature has blessed us with!


Is it worth the investment

The answer is yes, and well also no. Really it depends on how you see and want to use your garden. Investing in your garden can truly be a transformative experience! By adding strategic lighting, you'll not only create an inviting atmosphere to enjoy during evening gatherings but also add depth and dimension all year round. During the evenings, a garden can be transformed into an enchanting area through well-crafted lighting. With its captivating atmosphere, it's easy to see why evenings spent in gardens are so enjoyable.

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