Moonlight Design

Well, what happened there?

June 23, 2016….who would have thought that this date was going to go down into the history books and shake up Britain, Europe and the rest of the world. Yes, Brexit became reality and the UK decided that their love affair with the rest of the EU was over. There were lots of scare stories about Brexit and in truth, it seemed a potential disaster was on the cards. Fast forward to September and here we are. We have a new Prime Minister, the latest polls suggest an upbeat mood... Read More

After the dust settles

From the months of head scratching and preparation, the 2016 Chelsea Flower show is over. However, rolling back the clock, the two weeks before the opening by the Queen meant we had a lot to do. The garden ‘Gods Own County’ sponsored by ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ and designed by Matthew Wilson was the biggest show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016 and unlike most show gardens where you start with a level area of ground, the garden had to be ‘inserted’ into a large grass bank. For us, it... Read More

Winners

You may have noticed on Twitter or Facebook that we are sponsoring two young British triathletes, Lucy Charles and Reece Barclay. It’s not unusual for business’s to sponsor sports men and women, it’s been going on for many, many years. So why have we sponsored these two athletes, we don’t sell sports equipment, clothes or supplements? In truth there are various reasons; Health: In the last twenty years diabetes around the world has risen from 30 million to over 246 million people. Hopefully Lucy & Reece can succeed and just... Read More

Doesn’t Time Fly

We have been very busy here at Moonlight Design and it doesn’t feel that long ago since the last blog but alas it’s been far too long! With this in mind it only seems like a few months ago we were planning for the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Matthew Wilson designed a superb garden for the Royal Bank of Canada last year, the awesome decking, tasteful water feature and gorgeous planting went down a storm with the public and we are very happy to say that our lighting was a... Read More

Stop the world, I want to get off!

Since Moonlight Design started 10 years ago the world has changed; there was no Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and oh, Iraq had just been invaded! One could argue that we have created our own monsters but then again nobody is forced to buy a Justin Bieber Mp3……or at least I don’t think they are! The phrase, ‘Stop the world, I want to get off’ is very clever as I am sure that we all feel like that at some stage but we have to embrace the new world order of digital... Read More

Glad to help

If we look at our own lives, I suspect that we all take our vision for granted, after all, you’re reading this and probably not even thinking about your sight. From personal experience with my mother, being partially sighted is very debilitating. We’re all enjoying the sun at the moment but for the Webb children featured in the programme, this is the last thing they want as Harvey and Megan suffer from Achromatopsia, which means that they can only see in fuzzy black and white. Together with the kind support... Read More

Love Your Garden …at Night

One of the presenters of Love Your Garden, David Domoney, made a visit to a garden in Surrey where the client employed Moonlight Design to propose a lighting scheme on their newly landscaped garden that ‘The Outdoor Room’ had built. This is not your average town garden! The client was delighted by the overall scheme and wrote the following letter: As mentioned previously, this was 8 years ago and in that time inferior garden lighting schemes would have stopped working (usually due to water ingress and poor installation) however other... Read More

Sshh Don’t tell anyone!

Attached to the email was an artist’s impression and scaled design; our brief was ‘to light it’ and that was it! We’re very fortunate at Moonlight Design; David Haslehurst has worked at the Chelsea Flower show before, in fact on a Gold Medal stand plus his experience in the Film & TV world would prove vital in getting the lighting just right. With David was his project manager Phil Jackson who knows a thing or two about electrical installations however his ability to be inventive would prove to be vital.... Read More

Happy Birthday Moonlight Design!

28th March 2003 Moonlight Design Limited was incorporated! 33% of all new businesses will fail within the first 6 months, 50% will fail in the first 2 years and 75% within the first 3 years. There is no doubt that it’s tough ‘out there’ and the present economic woes still carry on; Cyprus is a grim reminder that we have a long way to go. In 2003 there were very few quality lighting manufacturers and fortunately we sold and installed the best, Hunza garden lighting. Moonlight Design and Hunza lighting... Read More

What makes us the best?

  What makes us different from the rest and dare we say it, the best? It’s a good question and one we hope is obvious once we have finished a project. However potential customers don’t have the benefit of hindsight so it’s important that we get the message to our future clients that the service we offer is more than just putting a light into the soil. If garden lighting is installed correctly, there is more to it than meets the eye. Our goal is to hide all cables as... Read More