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Best garden lighting for al fresco evenings

From practical solar-powered lanterns to decorative bee lights for a whimsical fairy-garden feel

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Argos Home Warm White Outdoor Tripod USB LED Solar Lamp

Argos Home Warm White Outdoor Tripod USB LED Solar Lamp

Create the feeling of being cosy inside in your garden with this simple tripod lamp. Made of weatherproof metal and plastic, it’s easy to keep outside, and is solar-powered so doesn’t require a socket. You can also recharge it using a USB port.

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Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Lily LED Smart Outdoor Stake Lights

Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Lily LED Smart Outdoor Stake Lights

If you want to splash out, this set of three smart lights from the Philips Hue collection lets you create a huge range of colour schemes and control the lights via an app.

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Habitat 4 Solar Decorative Bee Lights

Habitat 4 Solar Decorative Bee Lights

For a whimsical fairy-garden feel, try this set of four solar-powered bee lights. Each one has an LED light inside the glass yellow body, and a little crocodile clip at the top of the wire cage, so you can hang it from a tree branch in your garden, or pin it up on the fence.

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EGLO Canove Caged Exterior Wall Light

EGLO Canove Caged Exterior Wall Light

More stylish than the average wall light in its geometric cage, this EGLO light is designed and made in the Austrian Tyrol mountains. It requires mains electricity.

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Rattan light

John Lewis & Partners Rattan Solar Powered Garden Lantern

This unusual solar-powered LED lantern can create a gentle glow on tables or patios. It looks stylish in the day too, and while it doesn’t create enough light to eat or read by, it is perfect for ambiance.

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