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Best outdoor lights for your garden

Illuminate your outdoor space with our pick of the best garden lights

Garden pendant lights
Published: June 9th, 2022 at 10:00 am

One of the perks of summer is getting to enjoy al fresco dinners and gathering around the fire pit with friends and family. To make your outdoor space usable as the evening light disappears, having some good garden lighting can make all the difference.

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Whether you love the idea of festoon lights around your garden dining table, want to light up your pathway with stake lights or want to spruce up your greenhouse canopy, here are some of the best outdoor lights to brighten up your garden...


Best Garden Festoon lights


Warm White Carnival Solar Festoon Lights

Garden festoon lights

You can't go wrong with festoon lights to brighten your garden space. These ones give off a warm white light and look stunning strung across hooks around your garden.

Buy Warm White Carnival Solar Festoon Lights from Lights4Fun (£22.99)


Bistro Lights

Garden festoon lights

For a twist on the classic bulbous shape, these bistro lights are more streamlined in shape whilst still giving you the fun, festoon style.

Buy Bistro Lights from The White Company (£55)


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Solar Outdoor 10 LED Festoon Lights

Garden festoon lights

We love these solar festoon lights from Oliver Bonas, Instead of the usual filament, these lights feature a ball of string lights inside every bulb. Same but different!

Buy Solar Outdoor 10 LED Festoon Lights from Oliver Bonas (£45)


Best Garden Stake lights


4 Edwardian Solar Stake Lights

Garden stake lights

A classic garden light style, stake lights are great for lighting a path or adding a warm glow around a seating area. These Edwardian inspired lights look lovely surrounded by greenery.

Buy 4 Edwardian Solar Stake Lights from Lights4Fun (£16.99)


Dandelion Solar Light

Garden stake lights

Looking for something more eccentric? These dandelion solar lights blend in beautifully with your garden plants to highlight your favourite area.

Buy Dandelion Solar Light from Rockett St George (£42)


Bover Atticus Rattan Lamp

Garden stake lights

Nothing says summer more than a hint of rattan. These stake lights from Amara offer a subtle glow to light your garden path.

Buy Bover Atticus Rattan Lamp from AMARA (£328)


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6 Richmond Solar Stake Lights

Garden stake lights

A more traditional style, these solar powered stake lights are simple and sophisticated. The black blends in with the shrubs at night, leaving you with a pretty glow of light.

Buy 6 Richmond Solar Stake Lights from Lights4Fun (£34.99)


Best Garden Lanterns


Saxby Single Light Coach Lantern Charcoal

Garden lanterns

For an outdoor light you can move around your garden, lanterns are a great choice. This traditional-style lantern from Cotswold Co has a sleek black design and can be easily carried around.

Buy Saxby Single Light Coach Lantern Charcoal from Cotswold Co (£150)


Eliza Large Trapeze Black Solar Lantern

Garden lanterns

If you're looking for a statement piece, this solar lantern is a perfect garden light and is big enough to fit a light, candle or even a plant!

Buy Eliza Large Trapeze Black Solar Lantern from Lights4Fun (£54.99)


Lester Rechargeable Outdoor Table Lantern

Garden lanterns

Easily rechargeable, this lantern looks beautiful on your garden table as a centrepiece whilst giving you plenty of light!

Buy Lester Rechargeable Outdoor Table Lantern from Där Lighting (£79.20)


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White Bamboo Lantern

Garden lanterns

If you're looking for something light and neutral, The White Company have brought out these white bamboo lanterns that look beautiful on a patio or perched on y0ur doorstep.

Buy White Bamboo Lantern from The White Company (£75)


Pumpkin Green Solar LED Outdoor Lantern

Garden lanterns

Inject some colour into your garden space with this pumpkin green solar lantern. This green is the perfect summer colour and the lantern can be hung up or placed on a hard surface.

Buy Pumpkin Green Solar LED Outdoor Lantern from Oliver Bonas (£39.50)


Best Garden String lights


Climbing Ivy Outdoor Solar Light

Garden string lights

String lights are often small and inoffensive, but if you really want them to look a part of your outdoor space, these Ivy lights imitate garden climbers whilst giving out a warm, subtle glow.

Buy Climbing Ivy Outdoor Solar Light from Rockett St George (£45)


Outdoor Solar Moroccan Line Lights

Garden string lights

The perfect blend between string lights and festoon ones, these Moroccan line lights are a fun alternative to typical garden lights and add a bit of texture and interest.

Buy Outdoor Solar Moroccan Line Lights from John Lewis (£15)


Woven Lantern Lights

Garden string lights

This time, we're combing string lights with lanterns. How fun are these woven lights from The White Company. They add beautiful light at night, whilst in the day time, they take the form of pretty decorations, especially strung above a table.

Buy Woven Lantern Lights from The White Company (£28)


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Solar Ivy LED Outdoor String Lights

Garden string lights

If you want your sting lights to blend it, these Ivy lights are great for winding around your garden trees without looking out of place.

Buy Solar Ivy LED Outdoor String Lights from Oliver Bonas (£39.50)


Best Garden Pendant Lights


Potter Pendant Outdoor Light

Outdoor pendant lights are great for centring a certain space in your garden. Often used on porches, this pendant light is perfect to hang above a garden dining table in your greenhouse or under a canopy.

Buy Potter Pendant Outdoor Light from John Lewis (£95)


Sisine Hang Light

Garden pendant lights

The natural materials and colours in this hanging light make it the perfect outdoor light. Hang above a table or seating area, or to create a focal point, hang a few at varying heights.

Buy Sisine Hang Light from AMARA (£110)


Nordlux Luxembourg Outdoor Pendant

Garden pendant lights

Looking for something more rustic and classic in shape? This outdoor pendant looks naturally weathered, perfect for any antiques lovers.

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Buy Nordlux Luxembourg Outdoor Pendant from John Lewis (£60)

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