There is a big difference between a practical tool shed, and a tiny garden house, yet either way a little cottage designed within the garden gate invites whimsy and imagination to flow. Like a good pantry, a garden shed should be large enough to contain everything you need, easily accessible, and organized enough so you won’t have to interrupt your routine trying to find something.
All gardeners need a place to sit and be creative. When you can double it’s usefulness by also having a place to protect tools from the weather, store seedling trays and potting soil, clippers, stakes, watering cans and hoses, and maybe even a few chickens – well, you’ve got one amazing garden shed. Garden sheds may seem like an extra perk, but they are essential and should be part of the planning process to any kitchen garden design.
Take a peek at some of my favorites dream garden sheds on my Pinterest site.
And check out the book by Debra Prinzing Stylish Sheds and Elegant Getaways for more ideas. Consider adding an artful garden shed or even just a get-away cabin to your kitchen garden design this year.
“Creative people need time to just sit around and do nothing. Take time to mess around. You never know where it will lead.” Austin Kleon, Author of Steal like an Artist