Bring light and elegance to your garden with our extensive selection of garden mirrors.
Not simply for decoration, garden mirrors can create the illusion of space in your garden, add light to shady areas, and are a stylish solution to concealing any unsightly walls and fences that you may have in your garden.
Easily decorate to enjoy your garden space even more with the Reflect mirror collection at Primrose.
If certain parts of your garden always seem to be too shady - perhaps they’re made gloomy by overhanging branches or just don’t get much time in the sun - then an outdoor mirror might be the best solution to bring in a bit more light.
As well as bouncing sunshine into darker corners, mirrors can create the illusion of depth, which is particularly useful for virtually extending the space in small gardens. Of course, just like indoor mirrors, they can also simply be an attractive decorative feature for your home.
Mirrors have been made from glass for over a thousand years, which was a big improvement on the polished stones used beforehand. Nowadays, manufacturing techniques have been refined to give near perfect reflections. But modern mirrors can also be made from acrylic, which is a great alternative for the outdoors.
Acrylic mirrors are made from a type of plastic that is 10 times stronger than glass, so it won’t shatter if knocked in the garden. It is also 80% lighter, which makes it easier to install on your outside walls - it can be screwed or even glued to a flat surface. Acrylic sheets can also be cut to size with a knife so they’ll fit perfectly in the desired space.
Though heavier, glass mirrors are made from a harder material than acrylic. This makes it more resistant to scratches, which may be caused by passing animals, branches or weather. So with glass, you will have a crystal clear reflection for much longer. To keep the glass looking new, you will need to polish it on a regular basis. Alternatively, you can leave it to weather naturally for a more rustic aesthetic.
Many are designed to look like windows, so they will blend into the wall on which they’re placed. Rather than drawing attention to themselves, they will reflect light, creating the feeling of additional space.
For a natural feel, we offer shabby chic models and trellis mirrors, around which you can grow plants to extend the beauty of your flowerbeds. Our mirrors, especially the sheet ones, are available in many different shapes and sizes to fit where you need them.
Mirrors in gardens are safe, but be careful where you place your garden mirrors. While it’s extremely unlikely that direct sunlight will cause fires, it could damage the condition of the mirror or create glare that shines into your house or impact the flight of birds. Be mindful of how the sunlight hits and reflects on your garden mirror and adjust accordingly.
Trompe-l'œil is an optical illusion where perspective is forced to make flat objects appear to exist in three dimensions. You can bring a touch of this to your garden, either as a fun talking point or simply to extend your space with a bit of trickery.
Our illusion mirrors are built into the frames of windows or garden gates, which appear to be slightly ajar and open onto unreachable worlds beyond. You and your guests will be forever doing double takes!
At Primrose, we’re only satisfied when you are thrilled with your purchases and our service. All our outdoor mirrors - and indeed every product we sell - is covered by the Primrose Promise. This includes a best price guarantee, minimum two-year warranty and 30 days to return.