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Christmas lights in Suffolk

Even though there are so many places selling Christmas lights, shopping for them can be exhausting and frustrating, simply because the shops are teeming with customers desperate to buy them too. By visiting The Garden Centre Guide, you will be able to enjoy shopping for your lights at your leisure, without all the frustration of going from shop to shop, battling through the crowds and possibly go home empty-handed. 

With The Garden Centre Guide, you can do a quick search to find garden centres close to where you live and browse through the wide variety of stunning outdoor lights they have to offer and buy the ones that you feel suit your needs best. No frustration, just a really pleasant experience.
 

Safety tips for hanging your outdoor Christmas lights

It’s a lot of fun decorating the outside of your home for Christmas and when you have outdoor lights to hang up, the effect is absolutely spectacular. However, there are some important things you need to adhere to when hanging your lights to make sure that your Christmas is the happy, cheerful one you want it to be, such as:

  • Use only lights designated for outdoor use – indoor lights won’t be able to cope with weather conditions and will break down faster
  • Use the correct bulbs – don’t be tempted to use 7-volt bulbs because they are bigger and burn brighter. They also burn hotter than regular lights so carry more risk of causing a fire, especially when hanging close to gutters that are filled with dried leaves
  • Built-in fuses – ensure that there are built-in fuses (sometimes situated in the actual plug) on your strings of outdoor lights
  • Replace blown bulbs immediately – if a bulb has blown on your lights, replace it as soon as possible with a bulb that has precisely the same wattage
  • Use only tried and tested lights – check that the lights you buy have been tried and tested by a reliable testing laboratory. If they haven’t been verified, then don’t use them!
     

Install your lights the right way

  • It’s not a good idea to tap into your home’s feeder line to get power to your Christmas lights and don’t use them for hanging outdoor decorations either
  • Nails, metal staples and nails should be avoided when securing outdoor lights. Insulated hooks should be used instead, with lights being strung as tightly as possible to prevent them from being damaged by the wind
  • Don’t connect more than three strings of lights to an extension cord and make sure the extension cord is one specially made for outdoor use
  • It is very important that the plugs for your outdoor lights are plugged into a ground fault circuit interrupter(GFCI)-protected outlet
  • After Christmas remove your outdoor lights carefully as pulling them will result in the bulbs breaking and the wires coming away from the sockets

After buying your outdoor Christmas lights through The Garden Centre Guide, simply follow the above safety hints and tips, then decorating your garden will be the happy, fun experience that it should be for you and your family. It will also be the perfect time to teach your children about the importance of handling electrical items safely. If installed correctly, your decorated garden and its display of sparkling outdoor lights will be an absolute hit in your whole neighbourhood!

Alpine Campanulas

Langham Hall Walled Garden
Langham, IP31 3EE

B&Q Bury St.edmunds

43-45 Risbygate Street
St Edmonds, IP33 3AA

B&Q Haverhill

Cambridge Rd Retail Park, Park Road
Haverhill, CB9 7GS

B&Q Ipswich - Euro

4 The Sandlings, Euro Retail Park, off Ransome
Ipswich, IP3 9SN

B&Q Lowestoft

20 North Quay Retail Park, 7 Peto Way
Lowestoft, NR32 2ED

B&Q Sudbury

Woodhall Business Park, Eastern Bypass
Sudbury, CO10 1WH

Barnby Nursery Centre

Swan Lane, Barnby
Beccles, NR34 7QF

Bourne Garden Centre

578 Wherstead Road
Ipswich, IP2 8LS

Bury St Edmonds Garden Centre

Rougham Road
Bury St Edmonds, IP33 2RN

ByPass Nurseries

London Road
Ipswich, IP9 2JR

Cherry Lane - Loing Melford

High Street
Long Melford, CO10 9DH

Cherry Lane Garden Centre

High Street Long Melford
Sudbury, CO10 9DH

Colebrook Garden Centre

St Annes Drive
Redhill, RH1 1AU

Crown Nursery

High Street
Woodbridge, IP13 6EL

Dairy Farm Nursery

Lower Dairy Farm Cottage
IPSWICH, IP8 4JT

Dobbies Garden Centres Bury St Edmunds

Roughman Road
IP33 2RN, United Kindom

Dogwood Garden Centre

South Street Risby
Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6QU

Early Dawn Nurseries & Garden Centre

Rushmere Road Rushmere
Lowestoft, NR33 8HA

Garnetts Gardens

The Street
Woodbridge, IP13 0DT

George Hill Nursery

Barningham Road
Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 2AD

Goldbrook Plants

Goldbrook
Eye, IP21 5AN

Grange Nurseries

Jackson Road
Woodbridge, IP12 4NR

Green Lawns Bonsai

Hadleigh Road
Sudbury, CO10 5JH

Harveys Garden Plants

Great Green
Bury St Edmunds, IP31 3SJ

Hill Cottage Nursery

Four Ashes Corner Walsham le Willows
Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 3BT

Holly Gardens Nursery

Flixton Road Blundeston
Lowestoft, NR32 5PJ

Holton Road Garden Centre

36 Holton Road
Halesworth, IP19 8HG

Homebase Bury St. Edmunds

Easlea Rd Moreton Hall Est.
Bury St. Edmunds, IP32 7B

Homebase Felixstowe

Great Eastern Square Station Approach
Felixstowe, IP11 7DY

Homebase Ipswich

Felixstowe Rd, Warren Heath
Ipswich, IP3 8TQ

Homebase Lowestoft

Tower Road
Lowestoft, NR33 7NG

Homebase Newmarket

Oaks Drive
Newmarket, CB8 7SX

Homebase Sudbury

Waldingfield Road
Sudbury, CO10 2YH

Ladybird Nurseries

Gromford Lane
Saxmundham, IP17 1RD

Langleys Aquatics

3 the villas, withersfield road
haverhill, cb9 7rw

Laurel Farm Garden Centre

Henley Road
Ipswich, IP1 6TE

Lound Plant Centre

Jay Lane Lound
Lowestoft, NR32 5LH

Marlows Diy & Garden Centre

Hollow Road
Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AP

Matthews Flowers

18 High Street
Brandon, IP27 9JS

Nareys Garden Centre

Bury Road
Stowmarket, IP14 3QD

Notcutts Garden Centre-Woodbridge

Ipswich Road
Woodbridge, IP12 4AF

P & R Garden Supplies

Fengate Drove
Brandon, IP27 0PW

Paugers Plants

Bury Road, Church Lane, Depden
BURY ST EDMUNDS, IP29 4BU

Perfect Perennials

Earl Stonham
Stowmarket, IP14 5HY

Plant Centre

Station Road, Cotton
Stowmarket, IP14 4NQ

R Dare

73 Wratting Road
Haverhill, CB9 0DA

Roots & Shoots Garden Centre

Stowmarket Road
Ipswich, IP6 8RR

Rougham Hall Nurseries

Ipswich Road
Bury, ST. EDMUNDS, IP30 9LZ

Sandfords Garden Centre

Barton Mills Bury Street Edmunds
Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6AH

Sansoms Interflora

4 Milton Road East
Lowestoft, NR32 1NT

Shrubland Park Nurseries

Maltings Farm
Ipswich, IP7 6LZ

Stonham Barns Garden Centre

A1120, Pettaugh Road Stonham Aspal
Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Sturmer Nurseries

Church Walk, Sturmer
Haverhill, CB9 7XD

Sudbury Garden Centre

Newton Road
Chilton, CO10 0PZ

Swann's Nursery

Eyke Road, Bromeswell
Woodbridge, IP12 2PN

Tattingstone Garden Centre

The Heath
Tattingstone, IP9 2LX

The Walled Garden

Park Rd, Benhall
Saxmundham, IP17 1JB

Three Willows Garden Centre

Flixton Road
Bungay, NR35 1PD

Victoria Nurseries

1 Kettlebaston Way
Ipswich, IP4 2XX

Walled Garden

Park Road, Benhall
Saxmundham, IP17 1JB

Wickes Ipswich

Unit 2, Orwell Retail Park
Ipswich, Ip2 0Aq

Wickes Lowestoft

Peto Way
Lowestoft, Nr32 2Ed

Wilkinson Bury St Edmunds

88-89 Risbygate Street
Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3AQ

Wilkinson Ipswich

28-32 Upper Brook Street
Ipswich, IP4 1EB

Wilkinson Lowestoft

112 London Road North
Lowestoft, NR32 1HA

Wilkinson Mildenhall

32-36 St Andrews Street
Mildenhall, IP28 7HB

Wilkinson Orton Misterton

Ortongate Shopping Centre, Orton Goldhay
Orton Misterton, PE2 5TD

Woodbridge, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Grundisburgh Road
Woodbridge, IP13 6HX

Woottens Nursery

Blackheath Road
Halesworth, IP19 9HD