Christmas is a magical time of year where friends and family gather together to celebrate the season of goodwill. Mince pies, perfectly wrapped presents and stunning decorations are the order of the day when it comes to Christmas, but if you haven’t been decorating your outdoors, as well as inside, you have been missing out.

Decorating your garden for Christmas is a great way to spread the cheer even further, and truly get into the spirit of the season. Sound good? Here are our top ideas for creating a beautifully decorated Christmas garden.

Hang a wreath

It’s classic, but a festive wreath made out of seasonal foliage and brilliantly bright berries is a must-have for any Christmas garden. You can, of closure, buy very beautiful garden wreaths at garden centres and shops during the winter months, but if you really want to wow with your Christmas garden decor, why not make your own, totally unique decoration using things you’ve found in the garden and local beauty spots? You’ll be the envy of the street!

Create a cosy garden hideout

Many of us shy away from using the garden in the winter months, but being outdoors in the bracing winter air is actually really healthy, and it can be a lot of fun if you very up your own cosy garden hideout. How do you do that? Start with an outdoor firepit or log burner as the centrepiece, then add a couple of comfy garden chairs that have been adorned with tinsel and some festive red and white striped cushions. Finish off with a basket of logs and a light-up deer or Santa for decoration and you’ll have the most amazing time in the garden this Christmas.

Make it sparkle

Christmas is all about sparkle, bling and a relaxing atmosphere, and there are few better ways to create that in the garden than by wrapping white fairy lights around everything from your trees and topiary to the garden rails, fences and porch! Make it magical!

Create a festive display

Christmas Garden

When it comes to your front garden, something that can work well is setting up a festive display that will not only cheer you and your family up but which will spread the festive cheer to anyone who passes by too. How can you do this? The options are endless, but why not start with a large Christmas candle in a glass hurricane lamp? Make this the focal pint, then add arrangements of holly and ivy, mistletoe, winter berries, and maybe a few festive statues or a basket of winter produce. This is a great way to create a more sophisticated display than the usual plastic Santas and flashing coloured lights – although there’s nothing wrong with them if that’s what you and the kids are into!

Fake snow

If you want your garden to look magical for Christmas, then fake snow, applied liberally can really help to create that traditional Christmas garden image. Just make sure it looks natural!

Have fun in your garden this Christmas!