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The 12 Scents of Christmas

By Caitlin Bellamy | 17th November 2021

The phrase ‘smells like Christmas’ is something we use throughout the year. Whether it’s a cinnamon scented candle or a fresh scent of pine, here are some scents you’ll associate with Christmas and how to bring them into your home this festive period. Mulled wine Mulled wine on the stove is a classic Christmas scent.…

Entering Illumination Street

By Caitlin Bellamy | 11th November 2021

Entries for Illumination Street opened on 1st November, this means that you are able to submit your written entry and photos into this year’s competition. This page will close at 11.59pm on 12th December. First thing to do is choose your category. Select the category you think best suits your display. If we think you…

Your Christmas Gift Guide

By Caitlin Bellamy | 3rd November 2021

Nothing says Christmas like sitting down and making your Christmas present list. Whether your family is big or small, we’re here to help guide you with the help of British Garden Centres to find the perfect gifts this Christmas. For the kids We all know that Christmas is really for the children. If you have…

Planning Your Display

By Caitlin Bellamy | 2nd November 2021

Whether you’re looking to shake up your existing display or are looking to create an outdoor lighting display for the first time, we want to help you get going with some advice on where to start.   Making a start First of all, we would suggest not jumping in at the deep end. If this is your first year doing an outdoor display,…


By Caitlin Bellamy | 1st November 2021

Illumination Street is back for its third year, and it’s set to be bigger and brighter than ever. This run up to Christmas, Illumination Street sponsored by British Garden Centres Group and backed by The Daily Express, is here with £5,000 worth of prizes to be awarded to the nation’s brightest homes. Entries for this…

Halloween Traditions

By Caitlin Bellamy | 29th October 2021

Halloween or All Hallows Eve is a holiday that is celebrated in most countries around the world. The day dates back to Celts who celebrated the holiday Samhain on 31st October and believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to Earth. To commemorate the event, Druids built massive bonfires where people would gather and…

5 Games to Play at Christmas

By Caitlin Bellamy | 24th December 2020

These five games are some family favourites, and the best thing about them is, you don’t need to have purchased them. The only thing you’ll need with these games is a pen and paper, a timer and your family!! Charades This is a classic family game which I’m sure all of you know. Pick a…


By Caitlin Bellamy | 22nd December 2020

The Public has spoken so here and we have been overwhelmed with the amount of votes we’ve had for this year’s Best Front Door and Best Children’s Display category. So let’s see who won the hearts of the public this year… Best Front Door In first place and winner of £100 worth of British Garden…


By Caitlin Bellamy | 20th December 2020

In its second year, we have seen entries to Illumination Street skyrocket. As the British public took to their streets once again to deck their neighbourhoods with twinkling fairy lights and stunning spectacles, it was great to see so many festively festooned homes. Sponsored by British Garden Centres group, Illumination Street has over £5,000 worth…

Public Vote Illumination Street 2020

By Caitlin Bellamy | 16th December 2020