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Garden Lighting for Gold Coast Gardens

The well-planned installation of  lighting can really add life to your garden’s focal point. It will make your garden stand out as a place of interest throughout the evening and during the night. Even relatively inexpensive lighting systems will make your garden a magical place. If you have a small garden, then garden lighting will help to highlight your garden’s vertical space, drawing your eye away from any fences or walls or make a wall more attractive. This will give your garden a whole new dimension especially if it is designed to go with suitable plantings and hardscaping like water features such as garden fountains.

Garden lighting on a water feature fountain
Lighting being installed on a fountain.

Garden Lighting Installation

As well as using up lighting, downlighting can be used to create a moonlight effect to highlight plant textures. For best effect, It is important that your garden lighting electrician works alongside your horticulturist and hardscaper. Even though much of the system is low voltage, we recommend using a qualified electrician to ensure all of the power supply transformers and 240 volt connections are done safely. Intercoms and security cameras can be considered at the same time.  With the latest LED lighting technology and the use of timer systems, modern outside lighting is not only cheap to run, it will enhance your home security. If you have one of the older garden lighting systems, it might be worthwhile having it looked at to see if some of the modern LED systems can save you money on running costs. Another advantage is that LED systems are also very low maintenance, with the light themselves lasting a very long time before replacement is required.

Garden Lighting on a Phoenix canariensis Canary Island Palm.Palm tree cleaning gold coast
Garden Lighting highlighting the rich texture of this well pruned Canary Island Palm (Phoenix canariensis). It also helps to have great Palm tree cleaning skills.

Lighting in Garden Design

Ideally, the garden lighting design should be planned at the initial concept stages of your garden design. This will allow for the necessary infrastructure to be incorporated into trenches and under pathways, alongside drainage and irrigation. Doing this way will save money and also give you a more reliable result. Swimming pool and other exterior lighting can also be incorporated into the overall result.  If you have an existing garden, garden lighting can still be added using some of the new trenching techniques available. Great care needs to be taken however, not to disturb existing irrigation systems.

Lighting effect with a stone wall
Glowing light in the grass with a stone wall in background

With our growing network of skilled tradesmen and landscape and building professionals, we now offer the following services throughout the Gold Coast. Please contact us if you would require any of these services, or would like to become part of our network.

Garden Design
Garden Lighting Design
Pergola design and Construction
Fibreglass Pools
Concrete pools
Turf supply and laying
Block Walls
Landscape Design
Pressure Cleaning
Concrete Sealing
Garden Maintenance
Gardening services

Contact us

For help with the design  and development or your landscaping ideas, contact one of our experienced Landscape Gardeners. We can help with small garden design all the way up to  Commercial Landscape design.  Our specialities include fast growing screening plants, plant health and horticulture, garden lighting  and outdoor pool landscaping ideas.
For more landscape garden design ideas, take a look at our Garden Design blog.

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