Three of the best bijou buildings for your country garden

Escape to your garden with these stylish space-saving sheds, glasshouses and arbours shortlisted by Country Homes & Interiors

You don’t need a large garden to create a peaceful spot just for you. There are plenty of garden buildings available especially designed with the smaller plot in mind. Position your structure in an unused corner to make the most of all the space you have available, or place at the end of a path as a focal point that draws the eye along and makes your garden seem bigger. Think about what time of day you’re most likely to use your garden building and site it according to where the sun rises or sets. Don’t forget to allow for the roof overhang when constructing the base for a structure near trees, walls, other buildings or your boundary.

So, whether you’re dreaming of a shed where you can tidy away all your garden paraphernalia or lose yourself potting up seedlings, a great glasshouse for bringing on plants or a comfy corner arbour in which to while away the hours, we’ve found the perfect bijou building for you.

Gothic shed, from around £2,220, The Posh Shed Company.

Small yet stylish Some sheds look so good it would be a shame to hide them away. ‘A shed can enhance your garden,’ says Zoe New, Office Manager, The Posh Shed Company. ‘Think creatively – some of our clients use them as sewing rooms.’


Forest glasshouse, around £3,298, Forest.

Compact glasshouse Consider a petite glasshouse when space is tight. ‘Much more than just a home for growing plants, a glasshouse provides an endlessly enjoyable focal point in the garden,’ says John Gomersall, Sales and Marketing Director, Forest.


Rowlinson Haven 4-seater corner arbour, around £420 (self assembly), World Stores.

Cosy corner A corner arbour is ideal for making best use of every inch of space. ‘Whether it’s tucked away at the bottom of the garden or used as extra seating near the patio, a corner design provides more seating than a standard model – many can accommodate up to four people,’ says Alan Kiddle, Head of Gardening, World Stores.

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