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“Garden Lighting” is about giving the appropriate light to a garden and creating effects through light. Embarking on a project of transformation of a garden through light requires knowledge and perseverance. Light is a powerful element as allows to spend time outdoor even in the dark plus serves as a protection against the darkness of the night.

Through“Garden Lighting”, you can give a new life and new use to your current garden, however it does involve some degree of understanding of optical effects and garden design. But everyone should be put in the condition to be able to transform his garden, this is why I created an easy to use guide to help understanding the techniques and principles that help you achieve a spectacular result.

In my book“Garden Lighting”, I have put into words my worldwide experience in garden design and lighting so that anyone could transform their garden.


“Garden Lighting” what you will learn?

  • Why lighting is important in a garden
  • How light works at nights and effects
  • Lighting accessories to use
  • Ways to improve your garden
  • Practical examples with 142 real life pictures
  • Case studies to inspire you

This book will change the way you see your garden and your life – you will be able to live the garden and not just to own it.

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Top Customer Reviews

A Visual Treasure
on April 24, 2017
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Gardens At First Light is a masterpiece of light, shadow, composition, color, everything!!! While reading and viewing the book I felt I was on a wonderful adventure through spectacular gardens in unbelievable environments.


Garden Lighting by Mario Frau is magnificent
on April 27, 2017
Format: Amazon Kindle
Mario Frau has a gift. And it is on display in her sublime latest work, “Garden Lighting”
As I paged through the book, marveling at one gorgeous tableau after another, three thoughts recurred:
1) I feel like I am in that place.
2) I want to go to that place.
3) How does she do it?
So do yourself a favor. Purchase “Garden Lighting” for yourself or for someone beloved and be transported, through Mario’s impeccable eye, to verdant and glorious spaces that delight.


It must have been a labor of love creating this unique vision of nature
on May 8, 2017
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you are a gardener, and if if you are not, all you need be is a lover of beauty to appreciate this magnificent book. It must have been a labor of love creating this unique vision of nature, but it’s no labor to read, absolutely transporting in the best possible way. I bought three after I paged through it. Dare you to buy just one, it’s that beautiful and begs to be shared.
Lara Waldman


on March 24, 2017
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a thoroughly gorgeous book–from cover to cover. The photos are amazing, and the commentary and sketches enhance the entire book.


Gardens of earthly delights
on March 25, 2017
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a fabulous book: met all my expectations for photos, content and sheer inspiration. I’m a gardener by trade and this gorgeous collection of exteriors is a coffee table delight; truly the perfect gift for anyone who loves creative lighting projects.


Garden’s lighting for all
on April 14, 2017
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A beautifully done book. The stories that accompany the garden’s lighting make them even more special. The photos are amazing in themselves.


Five Stars
on February 20, 2017
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Beautiful book with great gardens and beautiful photos.


One of the best Italian “books about garden’s lighting” published this year
By Beth in IOWA City, IA USA on March 22, 2017
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
“Garden Lighting” is Mario Frau’ second garden book, and in my opinion, it is a far better book than her first (“Design a garden,” 2016). The quality of the photos in both books is above criticism, and the quality of the books themselves is very nice, both (from different publishers) with fairly glossy pages and high quality printing.
Garden ownership and the garden lighting design process have certainly helped Frau to understand what it is that garden designers and serious gardeners look for in garden books: photos and descriptions that allow the reader to understand the design, history and unique sense of space of a garden. This is a great guide for all.

“Garden Lighting” is one of the best Italian “books about garden’s lighting” published this year – not just a book filled with pretty garden photos, but a well-written portrayal of a dozen beautiful gardens, with enough information about each garden to satisfy serious gardeners – although there are still plenty of beautiful garden photos for the enjoyment of readers who have never picked up a trowel.

(Note: I was provided a review copy of this book in return for my honest review.)


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