Now that the lockdown is finally starting to show signs of easing up, we're all desperate to be outdoors as much as is safely possible; and with small outdoor soirées now allowed, it's set to be a summer of garden parties.
Solar lighting is a popular choice for outdoor lighting, no electric power means no electric bill, saving you money and not wasting power when it's not needed.
Solar panels charge up during the day and harness that energy until it gets darker. During the months with less sun they'll charge a bit less and subsequently run for less time in the evenings.
There's affordable options on Wayfair and B&Q, we'd also suggest local home improvement stores for deals and reductions.
We've found ten of the best options for every outdoor space worth considering now.
Best solar lighting for your garden in 2020
Super simple, but super chic.
Transform your garden into a creative outdoor sanctuary with these pretty solar panelled light bulb lanterns.
Hang them however you see fit in the garden, thanks to a handy hanging mechanism and uniquely placed solar panels. They're ready to use straight from the box and emit a gorgeous warm, white glow.
Price: £15, Argos - buy here now
The Ooklee DIY Flower Tree is a great piece to add to a garden, although we'd recommend buying a few units to really transform the space.
This solar tree consists of 50 copper bendable light strings, boasting 150 white LED lights. Bend the lighting into different shapes to suit your aesthetic. The light stands at 120cm tall bringing a bold decorative effect to your garden.
You'll get around 8 - 12 hours of power on a full charge, there's also eight different flashing modes to choose from to set the mood.
Price: £18.99, Amazon - buy here now
This lantern wall light will make the perfect accent outside the home, paired up on either side of the door, for security and to so you can see nice and clearly at night.
The contemporary light emits a cool white tone through complimentary frosted glass.
Price: £16, B&Q - buy here now
For pathways, driveways, patios and gardens, this set of four Francisco lights are ideal to add a little bit of stylish solar lighting to your garden.
The bases of the light are a rattan-like material, perfect for gardens and nice and waterproof too.
The lights are solar powered and featured built-in LED lights with comfortable ambient lighting.
Price: £34.99, Wayfair - buy here now
Security lights are a good option to go for when going solar, power them up all day so they can protect the house at night.
This set of six from Sezac feature 50 powerful LED lights each and are a good option for all areas outside the home, including the garage, driveway, patio and garden. There's three intelligent lighting modes, including a motion sensor mode, ideal for the front and back of the home.
Price: £34.99, Amazon - buy here now
With this pack of two, solar lights you can decorate a pathway, patio or drive, simply with no need for fussy installations.
Once the lights are fully charged, they'll stay alight for between 6 to 8 hours, they automatically switch on when it starts to get dark.
The LED's have a long lifespan, of up to 10 years (seven hours per day use) with a five year guarantee.
Price: £15, B&Q - buy here now
Why just have the light when you can have the dramatic, decorative fountain too?
This solar powered garden sculpture boasts a 2kW solar panel and a 2000mAh rechargeable battery, allowing up to eight hours of operation at night.
There's a gentle water ripple effect, teamed with three LED lights to illuminate the display and set a calming atmosphere. The polyresin material is super durable and frost resistant, so it's not too bad if you do have to leave it outside in the chillier months.
Price: £129.99, Amazon - buy here now
Create an outdoor utopia with this solar pathway set from Wayfair.
The set consist of 12 stone shaped spotlights, complete with miniature solar panels on the tops.
When it gets dark, the LED lamps turns on automatically and light up your space. They make great decorative ornaments for the garden and also make it handy to find your way around the garden too.
Price: £29.99, Wayfair - buy here now
Even if you're not going abroad this year, bring an island somewhere nice to your garden with these fabulous LED torches.
The solar light can be stuck anywhere in the earth you see fit, you'll get four in a pack and can use them to create pathways, or to light the corners of your outdoor space. Thanks to it's versatile design you can use them stuck to their poles, remove them and use them as table lanterns, or suspend them from their hanging rings.
On a full charge, you'll get between six and eight hours of light.
Price: £28.95, Amazon - buy here now
Illuminate your outdoor haven and add a little bit of foliage whilst you're at it.
These Argos Home string lights come in sets of 20, with a warm white glow and are adorned with a decorative ivy garland. No wiring or installation required, pop the lights in their desired place and let do sun do the rest of the work for.
Price: £15, Argos - buy here now
For more ways to stay comfortable in you garden, check out the best patio heaters worth investing in for chillier evenings outside.