How Does Your Garden Glow?

Outdoor lighting can be a game-changer for your garden, creating an inviting atmosphere and transforming how you use the space – but how to power it?

Good news! There are many ways to keep your outdoor lighting shining bright, including solar energy, gas, mains-electric or batteries. If you’ve got an outdoor power socket, you’ll have the most options, but you certainly don’t need one to illuminate your garden.

Whatever power source you choose, we’ve got the perfect lighting solution. Here are some of our favourite outdoor lighting options to give your garden a glow-up this year!

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1. Extreme Lounging B Bulb Plus Outdoor Light

Extreme Lounging B Bulb Plus Outdoor Light

These B Bulb Outdoor Lights by Extreme Lounging are some of our most popular garden accessories, and it’s easy to see why!

Perfect for illuminating your patio or decking after sunset, these stunning garden lights are USB-rechargeable and last for up to 22 hours on a single charge. Keep the party going all night!

B Bulbs are available in two sizes, each of which has two lighting tone options (bright or soft white) and three brightness settings so you can choose the best lighting for the occasion. The handles make them highly portable and easy to move around your garden – or take inside when the night eventually draws to a close.

2. Extreme Lounging B Bulb Connect Festoon Outside Lights

Extreme Lounging B Bulb Connect Festoon Outside Light

The B Bulb Connect Festoon Outside Lights are another stylish way to light your garden.

These work particularly well for gardens with trees, buildings or fencing that you can hang the lights from using the included clips. They are mains powered so you will need an outdoor socket or to plug them in inside.

Each set of lights has 10 bulbs, but if that’s not enough, you can purchase multiple sets and ‘connect’ them together to create a longer string. Four adjustable brightness settings mean you can brighten things up when needed. Get the festival effect in your very own garden!

3. Garden Trading St Ives Outdoor Pendant Light

Garden Trading St Ives Outdoor Pendant Light

If you want a pendant light to suspend from an outdoor building, gazebo or pergola (with power) then look no further than this St Ives Pendant Light from Garden Trading.

Made from galvanised steel dipped in molten zinc, the light is waterproof to an IP44 rating, making it ideal for use in all weather and coastal locations.

The traditional style and metallic finish are perfect for adding a rustic touch to your garden design. Switch it on to flood your porch or outdoor entertainment area with a cosy glow.

4. Maze Rattan Satellite Solar Garden Light with Stand

Maze Rattan Satellite Large Solar Garden Light with Stand

Solar lighting is one of the best garden lighting options. It’s affordable (the power is free!) and eco-friendly. The only slight drawback is the unpredictable nature of the sun, especially in the UK!

The solution is solar-powered lighting that also has an alternative charging option to use on cloudy days. Maze Rattan’s Satellite Solar Garden Lights are great examples of this, with lithium batteries that can be charged by solar panel or USB.

That’s not the only thing that’s great about these lights: the extendable stand means you can alter them from table to floor lamps, and they come with three brightness settings to fit your requirements. What are you waiting for – brighten up your garden with these sun-believable solar lights!

5. Cosi Fires Cosiscoop Fire Lantern

Cosi Fires Cosiscoop Fire Lantern

You might be thinking, ‘these outdoor lights are all well and good, but nothing beats an open flame’ (embrace your inner caveman!)

In that case, perhaps you’ll be more interested in the Cosiscoop Fire Lantern by Cosi Fires. This portable and stylish lantern is powered by a 190gr gas canister (available to purchase separately), which lasts for approximately 6 hours.

When you’re ready to fire it up, simply switch it on with the button and light it with a candle lighter. It even emits heat, as well as light, to create the perfect ambience!

6. Heatsail Dome Electric Patio Heater Floor Lamp with +25 HEAT

Heatsail Dome Electric Patio Heater Floor Lamp with +25 HEAT

Are you concerned that a tiny flame might not cut it on the heat front? Then take a look at the Dome Electric Patio Heater Floor Lamp from Heatsail.

Not only does this freestanding lamp provide an atmospheric overhead light, but it also emits heat to a range of up to 5 metres – so you can be well-lit and warm! Select the optional Bluetooth speakers in the base to add playing music to the list of things this garden light can do.

Made from a combination of stainless steel and aluminium, the Heatsail Dome is suitable to be left outside year-round, so you can maximise your enjoyment of your garden, even in the depths of winter.

7. Garden Trading St Ives Up & Down Light

Garden Trading St Ives Up & Down Light

Another way to add contemporary lighting to your outdoor space is with wall lights.

These St Ives Wall Lights from Garden Trading are made from weatherproof hot-dipped galvanised steel. Pair with the matching St Ives Pendant Light to bring a cohesive, nautical feel to your garden.

These slimline lights are particularly useful for small spaces, or for illuminating a garden path, porch or steps – anywhere where you really need to see where you’re going! Combine them with a motion sensor (not included) to ensure they’re always there when you need them.

8. Astreea Igloo 360 Dome with Oslo PVC Weatherproof Cover

Astreea Igloo 360 Dome with Oslo PVC Weatherproof Cover

A slightly more unusual way to light up your garden is with an outdoor pod with built-in lighting.

The Astreea Igloo 360 Dome provides a unique, weatherproof space for you to escape the world (or your family!) for a while. The Phillips lighting system with three mains-powered pendant lights makes the perfect centrepiece for your cosy outdoor oasis.

Is it extreme to purchase a garden pod just for the great lighting? We don’t think so…

Time to Turn Up the Lights?

With these incredible outdoor lighting options, you never need to worry about stepping on a slug in the dark again! If you have any questions about our garden furniture or accessories, call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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