Outdoor lighting featured in 24-hour garden

27/09/2011
Outdoor lighting is being featured at this year’s Grand Designs Live at Birmingham’s NEC, where visitors can view a 24-hour garden theme complete with modern garden carpets and outdoor rugs.

The outdoor lighting and heating solutions are part of The 24-Hour Garden, a display showing visitors how they can use their garden as extra entertaining and living space all year round.

TV garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair, who will be at this year’s show, says: “The point of 24-hour gardening is not so much sitting in it but looking at it. You can sit in your sitting room and power a switch and there you have it.”

“Lighting certainly extends the life of the garden as seasons change, so you are not just looking at plants but the effect of light on plants when planning your garden for the year.

“You can sit there with the fire blazing and, if you light your garden properly, you can see all the skeletons and shadows of your garden, which extends the life of your garden, as does a pond with a fountain with a light in it.”

Grand Designs Live is being staged at Birmingham’s NEC from October 7-9.

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