Subtle lighting brings atmosphere, mystery and emotion to our gardens, making them as engaging by night as they are by day. Working with expert technicians, we play with possibilities to find the ideal lighting schemes for each of our designs.

In the shade of the Catalpa tree: Alexander square, London.

We installed a circular table in the shade of the beautiful catalpa tree in this garden, lighting it for alfresco dinners with all-weather pendant lights designed by the Italian company Paola Lenti. The rest of the garden is lit by spike lights, positioned to highlight pots, trees, paths and other important features.

New House, New Garden: Balham, London.

A carefully selected trio of multistem trees screen this garden from its neighbours. We have installed uplights to illuminate each tree at night, and spotlights at the top of the feature wall, angled to bring its subtle, glittering colours to life.

A garden in Chelsea (Courtyard).

Specially-commissioned bronze-finish, LED strip lights softly illuminate the walls of this garden at night. We installed other lights in the water features at ground level, and path lights to welcome guests at night.

Blurred boundaries: The Gatehouse, Gerrard Cross.

By placing a spike light at the base of each trunk, we have illuminated the path at night, and created a dramatic feature from the espaliered canopy of the crab trees.

Re-thinking the old: Great Weddington.

We used carefully concealed lights to create visual drama by illuminating the underside of the topiary bushes and holm oak trees outside the west front of this country house.

Lennox Gardens, London.

Lennox Gardens, London.

We illuminated the vibrant colours of this garden room with pendant lights by Italy’s Paola Lenti, and then installed simple spike lights to draw attention to the pattern of lush climbers on the wall.

Welcomed by rich scents: Pelham Place, London.

With its firepits and subtle lighting, we made this garden an inviting space after dark. The lamp is called “Lucerna” after the oil lamps used by ancient Romans, but its LED bulb and rechargeable battery give it solid 21st-century, green credentials. Sticking with the green theme, the firepits run on bioethanol.

Maximum Rewards: Redcliffe Road, London.

The mellow sandstone bench in this London garden is illuminated by an LED strip light after dark. Three multi-stem Amelanchier lamarkii, underplanted with a combination of perennials and evergreen shrubs, create a focal point at night, when they are illuminated from beneath by spike lights.