Skip to Content

THE BEST Cottage Garden Potting Shed Tour

When I went on an artist studio tour, I stumbled upon the most amazing rustic Potting Shed. The home and garden shed was built on a cliff that overlooked Puget Sound and the whole experience was enchanting.

If you’re looking for more ideas on what to do with your garden, How to Grow a Tea Garden and the Best Cottage Flowers to Grow will help you on your journey.

Rustic Garden Potting Shed Planters

A garden shed is the perfect starting point to create a beautiful garden. Anything you need is right at your fingertips.

If you love to garden, a potting shed is the perfect place to have some quiet time alone and dream about the home you’re creating with your own two hands.

Every part of this structure was lovingly created and I’m sure you’ll get a few ideas on how to create your own amazing potting shed.

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that set us back into the slow circles of nature is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”

May Sarton

Creating a Cozy Life Group

Since you found this article on the perfect potting shed tour, I’m guessing you love all things cozy living. I created a Facebook Group called Creating a Cozy Life with over 67,0000 like-minded souls.

It’s a group where we share recipes, things that leave us in awe, and how to make your life just a little bit more snug. You can join here to be part of the virtual cozy cottage. 

Here’s the Perfect Potting Shed Tour: 

1. Potting Shed Entrance 

I loved that the owner of this potting shed created a brick pathway to the door.  The opening was flanked by two cast iron urns with tulips peeking out.

In addition to the wood-paned windows, she hung stained-glass windows in the window panes.

Rustic Potting Shed Picture

2. Garden Shed Side

The owner painted the garden shed a darker gray and left the window frames natural. Using galvanized buckets lined up together as a window box is a fun idea to use.

Side of Cottage Garden Shed -2

A clematis vine is trained to go around the paned windows.

Cottage Potting Shed Wall Planters

The side of the potting shed is a place to show off her succulents in pots and planted in the soil.

An ornamental tile leans up against the rustic potting shed

Garden Shed Planters

3. Inside the Cottage Potting Shed

The tiled interior has built-in heavy shelving for potting, a sink area, and a small desk with bookshelves above it.

Inside Potting Shed Photo

The windows open to allow a cool breeze and a fern on a planter takes center-stage in the potting shed.

Inside Photo of Potting Shed with Plants

Metal trays will save your shelving in your potting shed from the moisture that comes from the plants.

The owner keeps a theme of blue and white pots throughout the potting shed for a more cohesive look.

Potting Garden Shed Fern

Using a large fern as a focal point in your potting shed gives all that enter immediate gratification of beauty.

Potting Shed Garden Plants

Adding rocks to the metal tray lets the plants drain their water without sitting in puddles.

Potting Shed Fairy Garden

This fairy garden adds a bit of whimsy in the corner of the garden shed. A metal garden gate and a stone path grant you access to a magical place.

Close-up Photo of Fairy Garden in Garden Shed

The sink area has a tiled backsplash and windowsill to display a collection of miniature watering cans. A large metal crown is standing by, ready to find the perfect spot in the garden to be placed.

Rustic Potting Shed Sink Picture

A bookshelf filled with gardening books, allows the owner to plan her garden while sitting in the shed.

Potting Shed Gardening Books

4. The Potager Garden

Next to the potting shed is the vegetable garden. The owner placed terra cotta pots on the spikes of all the fence posts around the garden.

The arched entrance is covered in a flowering vine for a grand statement.

Entrance to the Vegetable Garden Potting Shed

A rabbit peeks out among the plants in the raised beds.

Right next to the potting shed was the vegetable garden. Pots danced along the fence, just begging to be filled with beautiful plants…

I love how every part of this garden bed was used and offered layers of plants.

Rustic Outhouse Potting Shed

A faux outhouse stores garden tools and adds a fun touch to the garden space.

Garden Surrounding Potting Garden Shed

A secluded area in the garden that oozes serenity.

Potting Garden Shed Yard

Having a swing in the garden is a must, don’t you think?

Potting Shed Swing with Roses

Part of the deck shows off a collection of pots filled with different types of moss.

Potting Shed Container Garden

The statue of a little girl is stands out among the greenery.

Potting Shed Container Garden

A wire garden gate provides a warm welcome with a living succulent wreath.

Potting Shed Gate with Succulent Wreath

Adding eyes, nose, and mouth to your tree is a delightful surprise as you walk through the garden. You can find it here on Amazon.

Potting Shed Whimsical Tree
Potting Shed Rustic Birdhouse
Rustic Potting Shed House

This is the backyard garden the overlooks Puget Sound.

Simple Potting Shed Deck

This is the back of the house. The potting shed is a mini replica of the house.

Potting Shed Rustic Birdhouse

A primitive birdhouse stands in front of a flowering bush. While I was touring the garden, birds were flying in and out of the structure.

Cottage Style Potting Shed Planters

Terra cotta wall planter pockets dance along the house wall. A variety of herbs and flowers make their home in the wall pockets.

Potting Garden Shed Backyard

It’s amazing how much a large bowl of water transforms a garden into a place of peacefulness.

The trees and plants reflecting in the bowl of water gives the garden a magical glow.

Adding rustic garden art along your pathways is a fun way to add visual interest.

So now that you gathered a few ideas, how about creating a special place just for you?

Building your own potting shed doesn’t have to be expensive. You can use old windows, reclaimed wood – heck, you can even build your own potting shed out of pallet boards.

Imagine all the fun you will have creating a garden to treasure for years to come.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Let me know in the comments below any ideas you have for creating your dream potting shed.

Don’t forget to join the Creating a Cozy Life Group.  You’re not going to believe how amazing it is!

More Garden Posts You’ll Love

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Laura Harris

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Hi Kelly, I just love this potting shed. I am not able to see the house and garden pics on your blog. Have you removed them? Thanks, Laura


Friday 26th of March 2021

Hello Laura! Yes, sorry I removed that post. I will take off the link. Thanks for the note. Kelly

17 Unique Backyard Potting Sheds To Inspire Your 2020 Garden Life

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

[…] Photo Credit […]

30+ Wonderfully Inspiring She Shed Ideas For Your Backyard Getaway – US

Monday 26th of August 2019

[…] 29. A rustic garden shed is covered with vines, a special place in the garden to relax and unwind. The shed features old windows and reclaimed wood. Inside, the space offers a sink, potted plants, a stool and a small library filled with gardening books. (via Montana Happy) […]


Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Such a darling potting shed! I'd love one or a She Shed :) Beautiful pictures showing all the fun details.


Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Hello Jeanne! I wish I could take credit for it, but it is totally gorgeous! Thanks for writing in. Kelly

Gayland Hendrickson

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Hi Kelly, Love this garden shed. Do you know the dimensions?


Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Hello Gayland! I'm so sorry I don't. Kelly

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.