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Roundup: 11 Irresistible Garden Sheds and Greenhouses


Roundup: 11 Irresistible Garden Sheds and Greenhouses

June 3, 2016

Although they’re inherently practical, there’s something luxurious about garden sheds and outbuildings. As extra spaces, they’re not required to meet the basic needs of a main home. As demonstrated here, a shed can really be whatever you want it to be.

Collected from the Gardenista Gallery of nearly 4,000 images, here are 11 of our favorite sheds and outbuildings:


Above: Photograph by India Hobson.

After growing up on her parents’ plant nursery in England’s West Midlands, fourth-generation horticulturalist India Hurst of Vervain Flowers grows and arranges flowers in studio space carved out of what she describes as her family’s picturesque “tumbling old glasshouses.”


Above: Photograph by Artemis Russell.

Artemis Russell is the collector behind the blog and online shop Junkaholique and the designer at Rust, the London-based jewelry company she runs with her husband, Nao. She gets creative in a tiny studio in the backyard. For more, see Outbuilding of the Week: Artemis Russell’s Tiny Garden Shed.


Above: Photograph by Casey Dunn.

On a corner lot in Austin, TX, a 500-square-foot modern shed and art studio sits in the shadow of a grand Victorian house. For more, see Outbuilding of the Week: Travis Heights Arts Studio by Clayton & Little.


Above: Photograph by Gillian Carson.

Our Portland editor, Gillian Carson, takes us on a tour of her garden in Before & After: Expat Gillian Carson’s English Garden in Oregon.


Above: Swedish blogger Agneta Enzell turned her potting shed into a family space. For more, see Outbuilding of the Week: Black and White Orangery, Scandi Style.


Above: In 186 square feet, a guest cottage, garden shed, and backyard clubhouse. For more see Steal This Look: Guest Cottage Kitchenette by Ikea.


Above: London-based architect Ben Davidson of Rodic Davidson Architects designed a new home for his grandfather’s workbench and tools. For more, see Architect Visit: A Garden Workshop in Cambridge.


Above: Photograph by Mimi Giboin for Gardenista.

In Oakland, CA, Jamie Kidson keeps beekeeping attire, tools, seeds, and gardening accessories in her backyard shed.


Above: Photograph by Michelle Slatalla.

Michelle’s 18-inch-deep garden shed is hidden behind the rollaway doors of her circa-1920s garage. For more, see Steal This Look: My Mini Garden Shed in a Garage.


Above: Julie’s mini garden shed is attached to the facade of her Mill Valley, CA house. Photograph by Michelle Slatalla.


Above: Photograph by Tom Kubik for Gardenista.

For more, see Garden Visit: A Tiny Shed in San Francisco’s Foggiest Backyard.

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