Whatever the size of your outdoor space, garden storage is key. Tools, pots and all manner of garden paraphernalia can take up valuable space, so we’ve found some fabulously stylish yet practical storage ideas to keep your garden organised this season.
From handy storage caddies to mini tool sheds and even industrial-style shelving to show off your best herbs, check out our top five storage essentials for top notch gardening organisation that even Marie Kondo would be proud of.
1. Store small tools together in one place
Carry your essentials to the garden in this gooseberry green garden caddy from Annabel James (opens in new tab). It will hold your gloves, twine, pencils, labels and secateurs perfectly and the metal caddy will be light to carry even when full! The smooth beech handle is a nice stylish touch and makes it easy to grip during a shower.
2. House your gardening essentials in a small shed
If you don’t have the space for a shed, then consider a ‘garden store’. Cuckooland’s Forest Garden Pent garden store (opens in new tab) will keep your garden tools and equipment neat, tidy and safe. It will fit brooms, spades and your strimmer and the hidden hinges and lockable plate hasp will keep it secure. This timber design is easy to personalise too with a simple coat of paint.
3. Create a space for storing and potting
If your shed is feeling a bit disorganised then consider this beauty. It’s called the Moreton shed unit from Garden Trading (opens in new tab) and is crafted from spruce with a smart black waterproof stain. It has three tiers of removable crates and a worktop that you can either use for potting or for extra storage.
4. Put your pots on display
If you’re tight on outside space or you're a balcony gardener, then these bargain Hyllis units from Ikea (opens in new tab) will hit the spot. At only £7 each you can buy a few to place against your walls – keep your unused pots below and your planted ones on the top. Plus, you can buy a cover to keep them dry in the winter and turn them into a mini greenhouse – how fabulous!
5. Tuck your furniture neatly away
At the end of summer you can tuck your garden accessories and small items of furniture away in this Monaco storage box from Next (opens in new tab). It’s made from all-weather rattan so it can withstand the cold and damp winter weather, and there’s room for folding tables and chairs. Or, if your garden furniture can be left outside all winter, you can use this storage for garden tools instead.
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