6 great ‘she sheds’

Forget man caves, this season it's all about the she shed!

Sprinkle a little magic female dust all over your garden tool storage and transform the space into your own little haven. This sunny weather has got us ready and rearing to dust off the garden shears and get creative outside, and the garden shed is an essential for keeping your landscape chic. We’ve rounded up our favourite outhouse options to suit any green-fingered aficionado.

1. The Eco Queen

Constructed with FSC Scandinavian redwood and complete with storage space for gathering fire wood, the Blickling Shed, part of the National Trust range at Crane Garden Buildings, is fit for an eco queen and comes in a range of chic shades to blend in with your garden design. Prices start at £2,195 including delivery and installation.

2. The Minimalist

Neat and no-fuss, the compact garden store from Next home (from £129) is the minimalist’s dream. Just the right size to keep your garden tools stowed away in an orderly fashion. Use the Antique clay garden paint (also Next home) to add a cool neutral tone like the one pictured above.

3. The classic

Practical and pleasing on the eye, the larchlap shed from Asda Direct (£149) is a classic shape with a natural wood finish to blend in with your natural surroundings. Plenty of space for a lawn mower alongside all of your garden essentials.

4. The grown-up Wendy house

Curtail Wendy house nostalgia by treating yourself to the grown-up version. The Potting Shed from The Posh Shed Company (from £2,500) comes with a range of roof options and finishes to blend in or act as a centrepiece in your garden. You could even welcome a little tea party for old time’s sake.

5. The entertainer

With floor to ceiling double-glazed glass, the Crane Garden Studio (£7,395, John Lewis) makes for an eye-pleasing focal point for your outside space. Fill with storage for garden tools leaving space for your garden furniture to move inside when the sun goes down and this serves as a fantastic entertaining space with room for practicality.

6. The industrial one

Taking the industrial trend outdoor, the Lotus pent metal shed (£214, Greenhouse Stores), combines galvanised steel with a hot dipped paint finish. This Heritage green version would sit comfortably amongst botanical plants and budding flowerbeds.

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