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.
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
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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.
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.
A clematis vine is trained to go around the paned windows.
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
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.
The windows open to allow a cool breeze and a fern on a planter takes center-stage in the potting shed.
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.
Using a large fern as a focal point in your potting shed gives all that enter immediate gratification of beauty.
Adding rocks to the metal tray lets the plants drain their water without sitting in puddles.
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.
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.
A bookshelf filled with gardening books, allows the owner to plan her garden while sitting in the shed.
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.
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.
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.
Having a swing in the garden is a must, don’t you think?
Part of the deck shows off a collection of pots filled with different types of moss.
The statue of a little girl is stands out among the greenery.
A wire garden gate provides a warm welcome with a living 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.
This is the backyard garden the overlooks Puget Sound.
This is the back of the house. The potting shed is a mini replica of the house.
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.
Terra cotta wall planter pockets dance along the house wall. A variety of herbs and flowers make their home in the wall pockets.
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.
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