An alternative to standard lighting in gardens

How do we ‘light’ our garden settings ‘naturally’ at night?

Natural lighting in the garden is something we look to achieve during daylight hours, to ensure our plants receive enough (or not too much) light on a day to day basis. But what about at night? How do we ‘light’ our garden settings ‘naturally’ at night? Or is this even possible?

Yes it is.

Solar lighting

We all know this one. We’ve all likely owned a few of these ‘stick in the ground’ lighting fixtures. Some work for one season, some longer. But the idea is a good one. It’s simply a matter of ensuring you purchase a quality product up front to ensure the product last longer than one season.

Glow in the dark stones

This is a new one, and one that has seen plenty of attention since the photo of the Van Gogh-inspired glowing bicycle path in the Netherlands went viral. This pathway, along with others in the UK, have utilized glow in the dark stones to create beautiful and environmentally friendly paths for bicyclists and pedestrians alike.

Architectural incorporation of glow in the dark stones into pathways is one thing, but what about the average homeowner? How can they include this natural lighting in their garden to create ambient glows of blues and greens?

Quite easily in fact. You can add glow stones to existing gardens beds, or to line pathways, or even place in your water features. You can even also it to concrete pathways or driveways (starlight effect). There are plenty of ways and ideas to incorporate these very unique and subtle glows into your garden.

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