Written by Hayley Gilbert

7 of the best garden lights

Carry on socialising long after the sun goes down with our pick of the best illuminating garden lights. Whether you’re after solar-powered, floaty lanterns or quirky ideas, we’ve got you sorted! 

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1. Cheeky monkeys

Add a bit of fun to your garden space with Graham & Green’s Outdoor Black Monkey Lights, perfect for popping into trees or hanging on a wall to provide a cheeky bit of illumination. Choose from sitting, standing, hanging and ceiling designs to suit your needs.

Hanging monkey statues holding garden lights in patio space beside shed with panelled wall

£270, Graham and Green. Photo credit: @nicbissekerphotography / @veryvictorianmerebrook

2. Solar option

Light up the garden path or show off an attractive rockery with a few of these Decorative Metal Solar Lanterns from Gardenesque. The LED 12 lumens design gives off a warm white glow while the metal casing is finished with a ribbon of small holes for a stunning reflected pattern effect.

Solar powered black circular light in bush

£24.99, Gardenesque

3. Industrial style

Perfect for hanging over porches, Industville’s Brooklyn outdoor dome wall light is a stunning combination of pewter and copper and is a durable, weatherproof option that will withstand the elements. Its industrial look will complement all exterior spaces and buildings too.

Hanging lanterns on covered over decking space

Industville, £139

4. Timer function

Make your garden lighting more playful with the Rattan Bunny Garden Light Duo from Lights 4 Fun. Their rattan structures feature 100 warm white LEDs while the waterproof coating means they can sit outdoors throughout the seasons. They also come with four ground hooks to set them in place.

Light up rabbits, glowing candles and hanging garden lights in picturesque set up

Lights4fun, £44.99

5. Fruity aroma

Dot a few candles on an outdoor table or bench for some more intimate lighting, which smells great too. Yankee Candle’s 2021 Scent of the Year is Discovery, a delicious blend of red ginger, starfruit, mango, passion fruit and vanilla spice.

Yankee candle with candles in background on outdoor table with blue runner

Yankee Candle, £26.99

6. Table lamp

Set the scene for alfresco entertaining with the Solar Table Lamp from Cox & Cox. Perfect for dining outside after dark, it has a stainless steel stem, brushed steel base and a white shade with a pull-cord to switch on and off.

table lamp as centrepiece garden light in outdoor space

Cox & Cox, £40

7. USB charged

Cuckooland’s B-Bulb Weatherproof lamp is also UV resistant and offers three levels of brightness with a button control as well as a two-tone option with soft or bright white. It works via USB charging and comes in two sizes.

Glowing pathway garden light lantern with hanging lights on trees in distance

Cuckooland: small, £49.99; large, £79.99

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