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THE BEST Cottage Garden Potting Shed Tour

Nestled atop a rugged cliff, a charming rustic potting shed and home commandingly overlook the majestic Puget Sound. With its fairy-tale design, the garden shed exudes an aura of old-world charm. It is a sanctuary for the resident green thumb, brimming with potted plants, garden tools, and fragrant blooms.

The home boasts a harmonious blend of warmth and simplicity. Its large windows invite breathtaking views of the Sound, where the water’s gentle waves lap against the rocky shoreline below. Together, the potting shed and home create an idyllic retreat where one can nurture their passion for gardening.

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 a 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 thought out. I’m sure you’ll get a few ideas on how to create your own amazing little sanctuary.

“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. Wooden Potting Shed Entrance 

Picture of Rustic Potting Shed Entrance
Front Doorway to a Rustic Potting Shed

The entrance of this potting shed beckons with an air of rustic charm and possibilities. A weathered wooden door stands as the gateway to a world of horticultural enchantment. As the door swings open, the fragrance of fertile soil and delicate blooms wafts through the air, embracing all who enter. The threshold reveals a well-worn tile pathway that leads you to a nurturing sanctuary.

In the doorway, two cast iron urns stand guard, filled with tulips that have almost finished their season. The paned windows have stained-glass artwork hanging inside the potting shed, giving a hint of the creativity that lies inside.

2. Garden Shed Side

Photo of Side of Cottage Garden Shed
Small Potting Shed Side

The owner painted the dark gray garden shed and left the window frames natural. She used a line of galvanized buckets as a window box.

A clematis vine gracefully cascades from the top of the windows, its elegant blooms dancing in the breeze when it’s in season.

Photo of Wooden Potting Shed Wall Planters
Wooden Potting Sheds with Galvanized Wall Planters

The side of the potting shed becomes a captivating tapestry of vibrant succulents, a living artwork that harmonizes with the rustic charm of the structure. Lush and resilient, these gorgeous plants find their place nestled between rocks and tucked into creative containers.

Photos of Side of the potting shed
Custom Shed with Succulent Plants

Each succulent, with its unique shape and pattern, is a testament to the beauty that can emerge from the unlikeliest places.

Garden Shed Terra Cotta Planter filled with succulents. Garden tile leans against the garden shed wall.
Terra Cotta Pottery with Succulents

An ornamental tile leans against the rustic potting shed flanked by a terra cotta pot filled with succulents.

3. Cottage Custom Shed Interior

Potting shed with terra cotta tiles, heavy shelving for potting, sink area, and a small desk with bookshelves above it.
Interior of Custom Build Shed with Wooden Shelves for Planting

The potting shed is adorned with terra cotta tiles, adding a rustic charm and warmth. The interior has built-in heavy shelving for potting young plants, a sink area, and a small desk with bookshelves above it.

Images of Inside Potting Shed Photo with wooden-pane windows, a fern on a plant stand, and hanging
Hand Made Stained Glass with Vibrant Colors Hang in the Light

The wood-paned window is open to allow a cool breeze. A fern on a plant stand takes center stage in the charming potting shed.

Inside Photo of Potting Shed with Plants on metal trays.
Plants on Metal Trays

Metal trays save the wooden shelving in potting sheds from the moisture from watering the plants.

Blue and white plant pots with plants on a metal tray
Garden supplies stand ready to be of service

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

Potting Garden Shed Fern on a Plant stand  in front of the window.

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

Potting Shed Garden Plants on Metal Trays and a Fairy Garden

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

Potting Shed Fairy Garden

This fairy garden adds a bit of whimsy in the corner of the garden shed.

Close-up Photo of Fairy Garden in Garden Shed

A metal garden gate and a stone path grant access to a magical place.

Rustic Potting Shed Sink Picture
Gardening Shed Sink with Flower Bucket

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 grace.

Potting Shed Gardening Books
Bookshelf filled with books for an avid gardener – nooks to store seed

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

4. Vegetable Garden

Vine-covered entrance to the vegetable garden
Vine-covered entrance to the vegetable garden

Next to the potting shed is the potager garden. The owner placed terra cotta pots on the spikes of all the fence posts around the garden. The pots are just begging for new seedlings to be added.

The arched entrance has a flowering vine on top for a grand statement.

Close-up of the vegetable garden beds with a cement rabbit

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

5. Faux Outhouse Holds Garden Tools

Rustic Outhouse Potting Shed

Playfully disguised as a faux outhouse, the charming structure houses an array of garden tools, blending practicality and creativity amid the garden.

Garden Surrounding Potting Garden Shed

Potting Garden Shed Surrounding Gardens

A secluded area in the garden that oozes peacefulness.

Potting Shed Swing with Roses

A swing sways gently in the breeze, inviting both young and old to indulge in carefree moments of joy and relaxation.

Potting Shed Container Garden

Nestled among moss-covered pots, a delicate little girl cement statue stood in the garden, evoking an enchanting a sense of innocence and wonder.

Potting Shed Gate with Succulent Wreath

Adorned with a succulent wreath, a charming wire garden gate beckons guests to step into a whimsical world of natural beauty.

How to Make a Succulent Wreath

YouTube video
Making Succulent Wreaths for Your Garden
Potting Shed Whimsical Tree

Infusing a touch of whimsy, a mischievous face added to the bark of a tree brings a hint of magic to the beautiful surroundings. You can find a tree face kit here on Amazon.

Potting Shed Rustic Birdhouse

Nestled discreetly within the enchanting garden, a birdhouse sits serenely. It invites feathered visitors to find solace amidst the greenery.

Rustic Potting Shed House

Perched atop a cliff, a fragrant rose garden offers a breathtaking panorama of Puget Sound, where the delicate blooms dance in harmony with the gentle sea breeze.

Simple Potting Shed Deck

A quaint wooden deck serves as a tranquil sanctuary cocooned by vibrant foliage and blossoms, offering space for quiet contemplation and connection with nature.

Potting Shed Rustic Birdhouse

A primitive birdhouse stands in front of a flowering bush. While I was touring the garden, birds flew 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

A large, shimmering bowl of water acts as a mirror, capturing the vibrant hues of the surrounding greenery. The reflecting bowl creates a captivating focal point in the heart of the garden.

By introducing rustic art pieces into the garden, a timeless allure takes hold as weathered sculptures blend seamlessly with nature.

So now that you gathered a few ideas, how about creating a special place just for you to enjoy any time of year.

Building your own potting shed doesn’t have to be expensive. You can use old windows, reclaimed wood, or even build your own garden shed out of pallet boards. Imagine how much new life you’ll start behind those four walls.

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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Thanks for stopping by! I’m so happy you found us.

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The Best Cottage Potting Shed Tour Ideas

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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

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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

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