By using just a few select lights, a garden can look just as good at night as it does in the day.
Before putting any lights in a garden you need to put in a power supply. An electrician or garden lighting company will put in all-weather sockets at different points.
You can use lights sparingly, picking out particular features and areas. For example, use aluminium floodlights to pick out a bold focal point such as a sculpture.
When lighting trees, a spotlight won't illuminate the whole tree, just pick out the texture of it for dramatic effect.
To give a seated area more of a living room feel, try a waterproof floor lamp. A standing lamp gives off just enough light for reading on a summer's evening. The floor lamp in the show is the Lucca by Konstsmide (priced £152).
You could also include this fabulous fire feature: the Fire Stix fireplace from EcoSmart.
If you have a small garden and a small budget then nothing beats old-fashioned candlelight. Try outdoor holders such as glass candle jars, the Revolution Willow Basket Candle Lantern, priced £12.99 including the candle, the metal candle lantern, priced £14.99, or the Bamboo Natural Weave Torch, all from Solus.
And tiki torches will infuse your space with a warm glow. You can get them from £7.99 from Solus.
However if you have the means then you can pay for your entire garden to be artfully lit. The lighting rig scheme from Moonlight Design may look sensational but it comes at the sensational price of £4,410, including installation.
Apart from the water feature light, the fittings in the show have 20watt MR16 dichroic light bulbs. All light fittings are low voltage and have transformers installed (the wall lights have the transformers built into the bases) locally to serve several light fittings.
The pleached Hornbeams around the edge of the garden have been up-lit by using Hunza spike spots in powder coat bronze at £66 each from Moonlight Design.
We have also used a Hunza single pole light to 'graze' the Buxus balls in the right hand corner, which also washes the Olive tree. These are £110.00 each from Moonlight Design.
The water feature has a Hunza weighted base pond light, 35watt, submerged into the reservoir to uplight the glass feature which also enhances the movement of the water as it flows down the glass. They're £98.00 each, also from Moonlight Design.
Either side of the rear door leading to the garden are two wall-mounted Hunza stainless steel pillar lights with built in transformers. These cast light up and down the walls with a wash and a pool of light either side of the door. £286.00 each from Moonlight Design.
The up/down lighter on the purple wall is 'Modena' by Konstsmide.
The greenish triangular top held by Alan is the GZ/Bronze19 IP44 Hex Pagoda Light from the Garden Zone range manufactured by Elstead Lighting.
Also from the range are the GZ/Beta6 IP54 Aluminium 4-ring bollard, the GZ/Beta11 IP65 aluminium floodlight (the chunky looking LED spotlitght) priced £195, the GZ/Bronze3 IP44 spotlight (LED, bronze metal) priced £146. The light Alan uses to illuminate the Allium in the border is a GZ/Optica4 IP54 Garden Spike Light with optical glass lens, priced £90.
The Elena Halogen Spotlight is £45 from Hull Lighting & Equipment Company. All the garden lighting was supplied by Hull Lighting & Equipment.