Moonlight Design

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

Happy Holidays

  The good folk of the UK are starting to get ready for their annual holidays and many of them going abroad and let’s face it, who can blame them with the weather we’ve been having! However with the annual escape comes the added stress of leaving the house unattended. I like many others have gone away to come back to a house that has been burgled/ransacked. It’s a terrible feeling that your belongings have been violated, my own feelings at the time were that you could sense someone else’s... Read More

Toasted Marshmallows

  We are specialists in garden lighting but on many occasions we have been asked whether we supply exterior fires. Moonlight Design is all about quality so there is no way we would consider the mushroom type gas heaters apart from the fact that you can buy them anywhere plus they are bad for the environment. After some research we have been appointed to sell EcoSmart Environmentally Friendly Bio-ethanol fires. These originate from Australia and look superb. All of these are quality fire places offering models for interior and exterior... Read More

Rain rain go away

You would think that living in the UK we’d be used to rain, well, we are….sort of! The wet weather can be a real problem for our guys installing electrics outside, it might sound strange but electrics and water don’t mix!! So far this year we have been severely delayed yet we have managed to carry on as much as possible because we, like others, are often held to a tight schedule. There are times though that we just can’t carry on as the smallest amount of water can cause... Read More

Cheap is not cheerful

I had a customer telephone the office today to discuss his garden lighting. The conversation was based around the price and then the quality of the light fittings. However, the bottom line with most people is cost and the perceived quality associated with the price. The honest answer is that if one wants a lighting system that is going to last, then it’s not going to be cheap. When I started in exterior lighting (12 years ago) and I used to offer a quote/ price in an apologetic manner however,... Read More


Just been to see another project in London; a very smart sharp garden with a welcoming client looking to improve the exterior lighting they inherited. The previous owners had a lighting system installed and to be honest, it wasn’t great. One could argue that I would say that but the truth is, the installation was potentially dangerous. This, I know, is quite a statement to make but the lights in the borders were 240v mains supplied right to the fitting itself. The fittings looked like any other non-branded light, black... Read More

Time is all in the mind

The first blog I wrote was just a teaser to see what it looked like on our new site however the time delay from the first blog to the second got me thinking. It reminded me of some projects we work on. The client call’s us with an urgent tone to their enquiry, “we want garden lighting and really need you down here ASAP”. The initial enquiry whets the appetite and a meeting is set. Upon arrival at the client’s property it becomes apparent that perhaps the urgency for a... Read More