Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Come and choose from our delicious breads and cakes this Christmas

  • We've fresh trees from 25th November, decorations and gifts in our dazzling Christmas Marquee

  • Enjoy a piping hot tea, coffee or chocolate on our heated Cafe´Terrace

  • The finest local ingredients for your Christmas dinner from our newly extended Farm Shop

  • We have a fantastic choice of gifts for all ages in our Christmas Marquee

    Lighting special effects

    You can create a real fairy-tale night landscape in your garden with clever use of lighting, placing spots in the ground and on brackets in trees so that the lights work with the plants around them to create a strong sense of atmosphere. Here are some of the effects possible using garden lighting available from our garden centre in Poynings:

    Uplighting emphasises contrasts: light up white silver birch and coppery Tibetan cherry (Prunus serrula) for a striking effect.

    Use silhouettes by lighting a house wall from behind a sculptural acer or craggy pine to cast its shadow onto the surface.

    Light trees in groups in different ways to avoid a uniform look: light some from the front, some from beneath and others from the side to create interesting effects.

    Moonlighting is when lights are fixed in a tree pointing down, to cast a dappled shadow on the ground below: anyone sitting on a tree seat underneath is bathed in subtle light.

    Hanging lights can be used in smaller trees to provide pools of light or glimmering, sparkling dots of light for a magical, almost fairy-like effect.

    Please ask the staff in our Poynings garden centre for more information and advice about how to use lighting to create special effects in the garden.

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