Downlighting is a good way to illuminate doorways or for throwing light onto a patio or decked area. Use small downlights to pick out centrepiece plants or features and install at the bottom of low-level hardscaping like benches and windows to create a subtle and attractive glow.
Uplighters are an excellent way to illuminate a statues, mature trees or other large object from below to create dramatic effects.
Installing spotlights at two or three sides of a garden feature from distance not only gives a dramatic effect to the centre piece but it also gives secondary lighting.
Ground spike spotlights and uplights are also great ways of making an object really stand out, position a directional spotlight or uplight some distance away from the feature to achieve a impressive effect.
By positioning spotlights at the base of a hedge or wall you can achieve a grazing effect over the entire surface by placing them at equal distancies and direct them upwards.
By installing a feature close to a wall and illuminating the feature from distance a silhouette can be projected on to the wall.
You can also achieve some spectaular lighting effects by using both lighting a outdoor mirrors to throw light and shadows around the garden,