Landsberg Gardens

Let there be light!

Barbara LandsbergComment

A well thought lighting design can completely transform not only the exterior of the built form of the house itself but moreso, enhance the character and personality of the garden, giving shape to the darkness.

We have been working on designs for a large, sprawling garden down in Berry recently and have undertaken a lot of research on garden lighting. Its been wonderful to discover some of the ways lighting can be used to transform a green space into a magical place to be enjoyed not only during its natural daylight setting but also throughout the evening. 

Being able to extend the enjoyment in your garden into the evening is really exciting and provides opportunities to play with shadows which can be cast by foliage, sculptures and other garden structures; highlighting feature items such as urns, water features, sculptures as well as practically, by providing guiding light for pathways, steps and lighting to areas for alfresco dining, barbecue lighting. A well thought lighting design can completely transform not only the exterior of the built form of the house itself but moreso, enhance the character and personality of the garden, giving shape to the darkness.

Knowing that there are so many wonderful low-voltage outdoor lighting options available to us gives us freedom when designing a space to think about it in two distinct states - night and day.

As usual, we love a bit of Pinterest for inspiring pictures!