the view from inside a potting shed out through the windows

A potting shed is a special shed with a purpose of its very own. It is designed for us gardeners who love to grow-your-own, nurture seedlings into plants and spend hours pottering in the shed. Perhaps they should be called pottering sheds instead?

Here we look at a few different potting shed designs that allow us pottering gardeners the best environment and storage for growing.


Potting Shed Designs

Potting sheds are the perfect solution to growing seedlings and plants in a garden where there isn’t space for a dedicated greenhouse. Plus, they provide ample room for all your tools, lawnmowers, bikes, outdoor games and gardening equipment. Combining the best of both worlds, your potting shed will give you plenty of space for all your storage needs and masses of growing area to raise your tender seedlings.


a traditional, wooden, pent potting shed with a single door and glass side


Traditional Potting Sheds

  • Supplied with a free basecoat of treatment
  • Constructed from high-quality, tongue and groove cladding
  • Secured with a key-operated lock
  • Features an integral full length bench
  • Available as a 6x6, 8x6, 10x6 and 10x8
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a pent wooden shed combined with a greenhouse on the side


Windsor Wooden Potting Shed

  • Boasts a 10 year anti-rot guarantee
  • Constructed with tongue and groove timber
  • Built with solid 45x27mm softwood framing
  • Combines a greenhouse with a storage shed!
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a pent wooden potting shed painted white and light blue


Shire Sun Pent Potting Sheds

  • Boasts a 10 year anti-rot guarantee
  • Constructed from 12mm tongue and groove cladding
  • Features 7 windows
  • Internal potting bench included
  • Available as an 8x6, 8x8, 10x6 and 10x10
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Windsor Traditional Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed


Windsor Traditonal Apex Combi Greenhouse Sheds

  • Boasts a 10 year anti-rot guarantee
  • Constructed from 12mm tongue and groove cladding
  • Features 20 windows
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Don't fancy a potting shed? What about a greenhouse instead?

Oh, the beauty of a wooden greenhouse. A truly inspiring structure capable of both looking great and growing sensational plants. But is it the natural splendour of wood or the knowledge that you have a 15-year guarantee against rot that makes it the must have addition to any garden? Or perhaps it’s the smell? Freshly installed, empty of plants – close your eyes and savour the aroma. Nothing will ever beat that moment.

a traditional wooden greenhouse in situ with shelves


Forest Vale Greenhouses

  • Features a 15 year anti-rot guarantees
  • Built using 4mm toughened safety glass>
  • Constructed with pressure treated, kiln-dried timber
  • Includes 70x45mm durable framing
  • Available as a 6x4, 8x6 and 10x8
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a green greenhouse housing a multitude of colourful potted plants


Halls Green Popular Greenhouses

  • Features integral gutters for drainage
  • Boasts a smooth action sliding door
  • Attractive green paint finish
  • Designed to be ultra-low maintenance
  • Available in a wide range of sizes and designs
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Not got much space? Maybe a mini greenhouse would suit?

Great to look and highly practical, a mini wooden greenhouse is perfect for raising seedlings and a tomato plant or two. Ideally placed against a warm wall, shelving can be adjusted as plants grow and the superb ventilation allows healthy growth of all our plants. They are ideal when placed up against a wall (where the heat of the wall reduces the risk of frost damage) or even a fence panel. It is an invaluable addition to your growing family.


a lean to silver greenhouse housing potted plants


Palram Lean-To Mini Greenhouse

  • Constructed from rust resistant aluminium
  • Includes a sturdy, galvanised steel base
  • Made using unbreakable, crystal-clear panels
  • Protected against UV damage
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a wooden mini greenhouse in situ containing potted plants and gardening sundries


Forest Wooden Mini Greenhouse

  • Constructed with pressure treated timber
  • Guaranteed for 15 years against rot and fungal decay
  • Built using tongue and groove cladding
  • Features two internal slatted shelves and a base
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a clear mini greenhouse with black sides housing red, pink, and yellow flowers


Palram 'Plant Inn' Mini Greenhouse

  • Includes 10 plant hangers
  • Features internal water drainage
  • Boasts 2 deep planting trays
  • Constructed from unbreakable polycarbonate glazing
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If you're on the hunt for a new garden shed or greenhouse then be sure to check out Shedstore's fantastic range. Plus, why not take a look at our detailed videos below for some more useful info?

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