Storing your outside essentials: the best garden sheds

Find the perfect garden shed for your outdoor space.

The best garden shed

by Ellen Kinsey |

If you are on the lookout for the best garden shed to keep your space looking pristine, we have got you covered. Sheds are garden storage essential, that's why, at Modern Gardens, we've curated the ultimate guide to the best garden sheds on the market.

Last chance Black Friday deals on garden sheds

We interrupt the regularly scheduled content to let you know that although Black Friday is over, there's still time to grab some last chance Black Friday deals on sheds. These are the retailers that still have deals available, or keep scrolling to continue reading our buyer’s guide.

Shop the best garden shed deals: Amazon UKB&Q | Homebase | Garden Buildings Direct | Aosom | Waltons

Top deal: Keter Darwin Apex Outdoor Garden Shed 4 x 6ft, WAS £385, NOW £250
£140 off: BillyOh Centro Pent Metal Shed, WAS £1,259, NOW £1,119
22% off: Outsunny 7ft x 4ft Garden Shed, WAS £249, NOW £199.99
33% off: Outsunny Corrugated Garden Metal Storage Shed, WAS £309.99, NOW £205.99
£65 off: Waltons 8 x 6 Value Overlap Single Door Wooden Shed, WAS £434.99, NOW £369.99

Sheds and garden storage boxes are great for storing just about anything, from seasonal furniture and accessories like BBQs and sun loungers, to, of course, all your gardening tools. The best sheds will keep all your outdoor accessories protected and safe all year round from the weather and any little animals that may venture into your garden during the night.

So whether you are looking to build a tool shed or storage unit - we have picked a range of sheds in different sizes and materials to fit your needs.

We want to make finding the right shed for you as simple as possible, so on top of our online best buys, we’re giving you some pro tips on ensuring your shed suits your needs, as well as some great shed interior ideas you can find below.

Best garden sheds at a glance:

• Best small plastic shed: Keter Manor Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed - View on B&Q
Best premium wooden shed: Pinelap Wooden Garden Shed - View on Amazon UK
• Best value wooden shed: Mercia Wooden Overlap Garden Shed - View now on Argos

Best garden sheds

Best small plastic shed


Keter is a well-known shed brand because it frequently shows up in Amazon's best-selling product


  • Great design
  • Good ventilation
  • Perfect for small spaces


  • Not as sturdy as a wooden shed

Best premium wooden shed

Pinelap Wooden Garden Shed
Price: £798


This wooden shed from Pinelap is of excellent quality and will look stunning in any garden. You


  • Very pleasing to the eye
  • Sturdy and well-made
  • Easy assembly


  • Expensive, but you get what you pay for

Best value wooden shed

On sale

Mercia Wooden Overlap Garden Shed
Price: £375 (was £500)


This spacious Argos garden shed is great for storing bicycles, lawn mowers and general garden


  • Easy assembly
  • Looks fantastic
  • Good price


  • Smaller than some wooden sheds on the market

Best shed for gardeners

Dunster House Wooden Garden Tool Shed
Price: £239.99


If you only need a bit of extra space to store your tools and trinkets, this Dunster House garden


  • Easy assembly
  • Perfect for smaller gardens


  • We can't find any!

Best budget metal shed

9 ft x 4 ft Metal Garden Shed
Price: £232.99 (was £274.99)


If budget is your top priority, this metal shed from Dakota Fields should do the job. It doesn't


  • Affordable
  • Spacious


  • Not as sturdy as some of the other options on the list

Best shed storage box

Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Storage Box

Rrp: £750.00

Price: £494.00
Alternative retailers
Wayfair UK£494.00View offer
Robert Dyas£514.99View offer
Homebase£550.00View offer


If a classic shed isn't what you're looking for right now, why not try a shed storage box? The


  • Versatile
  • Sturdy and long-lasting


  • Assembly can be difficult

Best aesthetic shed

Keter Manor Outdoor

Rrp: £449.99

Price: £412.00


The Manor 6 x 5 garden shed is an elegant yet durable outdoor storage shed with a double wall


  • Lockable option 
  • Floor panel to keep all objects clean and dry
  • Built-in ventilation


  • Bit fiddly to assemble

How to find the perfect shed for you:

Size – size will be a major factor when choosing a garden shed, take into account the space you have available in your back garden and how much you’re willing to lose. As well as this, make sure to note down what you’re looking to do with your shed and if the size will accommodate, for example not all sheds may be able to fit bikes.

Purpose – of course, what you will be using your shed for is key. If you’re only planning to store small gardening tools and inflatable pools, a small shed will be enough for you. However, if you’re looking to store bikes or even convert the shed to an outdoor office, you’ll need to get your measuring tape out and plan a size that works for practicality.

Price – price and budgets will be different for everybody. As per usual, the price is determined by the materials used and the size. Plastic and metal sheds will be more budget-friendly, whereas hardwoods like Timber are more expensive. But, you get what you pay for.

Shed interior ideas

Perfect for any avid gardener, this organisation is on point, with a dedicated potting station and all your small gardening tools right where you can see them.

Ideal for any DIY-ers among us, have everything right where you can see them and make your home tasks that little bit easier.

Stuck on how to store you're larger gardening tools? Utilise all your wall space with shelves and hooks, yes even on the inside of the door!

Think vertical when storing bikes to utilise as much space as possible.

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Ellen Kinsey is a senior health and wellness product writer for Modern Gardens, specialising in sustainable living and health. She lives and breathes all things natural health, cooking and nature.

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