Garden lights: The perfect way to illuminate your outdoor space

Give your garden that magical glow with the best garden lights.

Garden lights hanging from a tree outdoors

by Angelica Daujotas |

Warm summer night, drink in your hand and a garden illuminated like a scene from a fairytale? Yes, please!

If you're searching for the best outdoor garden lights that'll illuminate your outdoor space with a warm glow, you've come to the right place.

While outdoor candles are great for al fresco dining and keeping bugs at bay, garden lights are a step up. They're reliable, weatherproof and can give that same soft glow you're looking for - not even the strongest winds could blow these lights out.

Either battery or solar-powered, starry nights need not be compromised by the typical British summer. How could you say no to a glowing and cosy garden all year round?

We've rounded up some of our favourite garden lights available to order online, from fairy lights to decorative path lights, you'll find the right outdoor garden lights for you in our selection. So, get shopping, your magical glowing garden is just an order away.

The best garden lights UK

100 LED Solar Star String Lights

Best garden fairy lights
100 LED Solar Star String Lights
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These solar-powered starry lights are perfect for use all year round. They come in a warm white colour and measure 55ft. They're also waterproof and have eight lighting modes.

DeepDream 40 LED Solar String Lights

Editor's pick
Solar String Lights Outdoor
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Jade Moscrop, one of our Deputy Commercial Content Editors, said: "I first purchased one lot of these lights to see if they'd be suitable for my garden and see how they performed. I've since gone on to purchase three more sets to decorate all of my fences. All you need to do is pop the solar panel into the ground, where it'll receive lots of light and you're good to go. They look lovely, are easy to use, have a number of light settings to choose from and have survived many a stormy night."

Chinese Lantern String Lights

Best garden chinese lanterns
Chinese lantern string lights

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We love this string of eight white tasselled Chinese lanterns, designed to work for 365 nights a year in all weathers thanks to the solar-power charge. The opaque white fabric creates a soft ambient glow from the warm white LEDs, a beautiful addition to a warm summer's evening.

Smart Solar Lunieres Orb Light

Best coloured garden lights
Smart Solar Lunieres Orb Light

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Splash some colour into your outdoor space with these pretty multi-coloured Lunieres Orbs. Stunning and contemporary, you can adjust your light to display a static white light or set to a multi-coloured changing option to suit any mood and occasion. The light is solar-powered for six hours of operation, but you can also charge it using the USB cable provided for 20 hours of continuous use.

Garden by Sainsbury's Stainless Steel Solar Marker Lights

Best garden path lights
Garden by Sainsbury's Stainless Steel Solar Marker Lights

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Searching for some lights to illuminate your garden path? This pack of 10 LED solar lights should be more than enough. They're solar-powered, so super low maintenance, and emit a wonderful white light. Just stick in the ground and let the sun do the rest!

Amabana Outdoor LED String Lights

Best long-lasting garden lights
Amabana Outdoor Led String Lights
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It's bistro vibes all around with these vintage outdoor string lights. Whether you're hosting an event or just looking to give your garden a revamp, these 15 LED socket lights will do the trick. They add a soft, mesmerising ambience to your space, and will last you through the summer heat, winter cold and just about any other weather condition.

Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Outdoor LED Smart 2 Metre Lightstrip with Bluetooth

Best customisable garden light
Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Outdoor LED Smart 2 Metre Lightstrip with Bluetooth

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If you want to run a light around your borders or patio, the Philips Hue provides two metres in length and is equipped with Philips Hue technology to illuminate and decorate your space. Rated IP65 to withstand all weather conditions, you can use smart controls to customise your lighting with 16 million colours and shades of warm and cool light. The options are endless!

Garden by Sainsbury's Set of 6 Solar Lightbulb Lanterns

Best non-wired garden lights
Garden by Sainsbury's Set of 6 Solar Lightbulb Lanterns

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The iconic lightbulb design on these lights would look glorious nestled in a tree or some shrubbery. Their handy hanging mechanism means that you can clip them wherever you like, as long as they're likely to catch the sun. They're ready to use straight out of the box, but be sure to watch them if you're due some strong winds.

John Lewis & Partners Harmony LED Colour Changing Outdoor Lantern

Best portable garden light
John Lewis & Partners Harmony LED Colour Changing Outdoor Lantern

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Available in Grey, Mustard, or Agave, the portable lantern is the perfect accompaniment for alfresco dining and garden picnics. The LED offers seven colours of light and you can use the remote control to switch through, choosing to have one static colour, a fun colourful cycle, or a flame setting for a candlelit effect. It's rated IP44 and once charged lasts up to eight hours.

Solar Dandelion Outdoor Stake Light

Best garden lights for a soft glow
Solar Dandelion Outdoor Stake Light

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This totally unique design would look glorious on your lawn and would definitely have your neighbours peeking over to ask where you got them from! Each light has 64 warm white LEDs bulbs and they'll automatically come on at dusk. Please note: the price is for one dandelion stake.

Garden by Sainsbury's Set of 4 LED Solar Rock Lights

Best disguised garden lights
Garden by Sainsbury's Set of 4 LED Solar Rock Lights

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For garden lights that'll light your way but blend seamlessly into your garden so they don't stand out during the day, opt for these solar-powered LED rock lights. It has glowing reviews (see what we did there?) and has no wires.

Brown Wicker Jumping Rabbit

Best light-up garden ornament
Brown wicker jumping rabbit

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Measuring 58cm tall, the adorable wicker rabbit will add a touch of nature to your fairytale garden. It comes wrapped in 80 warm white LEDs, with a 10m lead cable so you can plug it into the mains, and includes a built-in EasyTimer to 'set and forget' for automatic operation.

1.4m 160 LED Net Outdoor String Lights

Best garden light for coverage
1.4m 160 LED Net Outdoor String Lights

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To fully blanket your garden fence, wall, hedge or trellis in light, adorn it with this mains-powered net of 160 warm white LEDs for brighter evenings.

Garden candles for an ambient glow outdoors

Outdoor tableware sets perfect for dining and entertaining al fresco

Outdoor patio heaters to warm up a chilly alfresco evening

Outdoor speakers for enjoying quality music in your garden

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