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Festive Gardens

Take inspiration from festive events like After Dark or Christmas at Kew and invest in some outdoor fairy lights to string through trees, plants and along fencing to make the garden glow. Or buy a pre-lit outdoor tree.

Decorating trees in your garden with gorgeous baubles and bunches of mistletoe is a simple touch that will propel garden visitors to a wintry Narnia. Attract birds to your garden by making a festive feeder from sliced oranges.

A beautiful wreath made from natural foliage will act as a welcoming gesture that beckons winter-weary guests into your festive abode. Look to your garden for inspiration, think holly, pine cones and wild berries, and entwine with strings of ivy for the ultimate festive effect.

Picking plants that will leave your garden covered in seasonal colours is a great way to introduce a festive pop. Think berry-bearing holly bushes or look out for plants such as Clematis jingle bells which flower in a delicate snowy white and retain their blooms right through the winter months.

Recreate a wintry atmosphere with lanterns and candlelight which add a warm golden glow to your garden. Get creative with the kids and turn unused mason jars into lanterns and hang from protruding branches.