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Why you Should Buy a Potting Shed | Tiger Sheds

Published: 19/07/2021

A picture containing a potting shed in the garden

Whether you're pondering the perks of a classic potting shed, the allure of a greenhouse, or the ultimate combo deal, we've got you covered. Maybe you're envisioning your dream allotment setup or just on the hunt for a versatile shed space that's as functional as it is fabulous. And hey, if you're scratching your head wondering what exactly a potting shed even is or if it's the same as a greenhouse, don't worry, you're not alone! We're here to break it all down and help you figure out if a potting shed is your new go-to. So, grab a cuppa, get cosy, and let's dive in!

What is a Potting Shed? 

The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a potting shed as: a small building in a garden in which plant containers, young plants, seeds, tools, etc. are kept [1] The definition above is broadly accurate – potting sheds are designed to grow seeds, keep plants, and hang gardening tools. And as the definition also suggests, these buildings tend to be smaller than standard garden sheds overall, but they do come in larger sizes. In fact, Tiger Potting Sheds come in sizes ranging from as small as 6x6 feet to as large as 10x8 feet. But what the Cambridge definition doesn’t tell you is just how versatile they are.

What is the difference between a Potting Shed and a Greenhouse? 

A greenhouse is usually made mostly from glass or another transparent material, such as plastic. A steel or wooden frame holds the transparent material together. The transparent construction magnifies sunlight and increases the temperature inside the building, which can help plants – that wouldn’t survive outside – thrive. By contrast, a potting shed can be made from timber, metal, or plastic core – much like standard garden sheds. However, potting sheds also come with a large transparent window (usually at the front) to help regulate the temperature inside. As a kind of shed-greenhouse combo, a potting shed provides the perfect sanctuary for both plants and their green-fingered owners. So now we’ve established the difference between a greenhouse and a potting shed, let’s look at the many reasons why you may want to buy a potting shed for your garden…

What is a Potting Shed used for?

Let’s dive into the delightful world of potting sheds and all their versatile uses!

Wooden Greenhouse

Transform your potting shed into a lush oasis with some green-thumb magic and a splash of creativity. From nurturing delicate seedlings to cultivating vibrant blooms, your wooden greenhouse is the perfect sanctuary for your plant pals.

A black painted potting shed in garden

Extra Garden Storage

Who says a potting shed is just for gardening gear? Think outside the box (or shed!) and turn that extra space into a haven for all your odds and ends. Whether it's tools or seasonal décor, a potting shed has got your storage needs covered.

A potting shed with storage, baskets and shelves

Living Large in Your Shed

Need a cosy nook to escape to? Your potting shed can be so much more than just a place to pot plants. With a touch of creativity and a sprinkle of DIY flair, transform your shed into a charming retreat. From an art studio to crafting retreat, the possibilities are endless!

A potting shed interior with painted walls and shelves

Workshop Wonderland

Calling all DIY enthusiasts! Your potting shed can double as the ultimate workshop space. Whether you're crafting furniture or tinkering with tools, or embarking on ambitious projects, your potting shed is the perfect spot to let your creativity run wild.

A potting shed being used as an art studio, creative space with chair and desk

Cosy Reading Retreat

Picture this: a comfy chair, a soft blanket, a cup of something warm to drink, and the gentle hum of nature outside your window. Turn your potting shed into a serene reading nook where you can escape into your favourite books and unwind in peace.

a potting shed with two chairs and a table

So, whether you're nurturing your green thumb, decluttering like a pro, or seeking solace in your own backyard, your trusty potting shed is here to make it happen. It's not just a shed—it's a versatile haven waiting for you to unleash your imagination!

Where should a Potting Shed be placed?

Alright, let's chat about the perfect spot for your potting shed in your garden oasis! If you’re using your potting shed for growing plants, it’s important to position the shed so that it can soak up that glorious sunlight. Aim for a spot that gets plenty of sunshine throughout the day.  Plus, think about the view from your shed window. You want those big, glazed windows to have front-row seats to all that natural beauty, right? So, pick a spot that not only gets great sunlight but also offers a scenic backdrop of your flourishing garden. 

Types of Potting Sheds

Buckle up because we're about to take a tour through the wonderful world of Tiger potting shed styles!  This beauty isn’t any old shed – it’s a light filled greenhouse too.  The perfect mix of storage and functionality and offering both traditional and contemporary designs…there’s something for everyone.

Perfect for those who love a touch of countryside charm… a Tiger Potting Shed boasts a whole host of features and is built to withstand what Mother Nature throws at it:

  • Enormous windows for soaking up all that glorious sunlight.
  • Roomy interior and a generous door available in different formations – left hand hinged door, right hand hinged door and stable door options.  Oh, and did we mention you can customise your door position to suit your garden layout?
  • Comes with a handy internal shelf ready for growing your plants or a generous work surface.
  • Crafted with heavy-duty materials and finished with tongue and groove or loglap cladding.

A potting shed, shiplap cladding on garden deck


Picture this: with extra-large windows flooding your shed with sunshine, your plants will be living their best lives. And let's not forget the cladding—top-notch 12mm finish shiplap, giving your shed that durability and style combo. With sturdy 28x44mm rounded four corner framing, this shed is a true all-weather champ. But hold on, it's not just for storage—it's a potting paradise, ready for your green-thumb magic. And guess what? You can tweak the door position at no extra cost because flexibility is key! It also comes with FREE internal shelving. So, if you're ready to take your gardening game up a notch with a shed that's both stylish and practical, your search ends here! 

A Tiger Sheds Pent House Potting Shed, with square glazed windows

Tiger Penthouse

Check out this sleek and contemporary shed—it's a real head-turner! With its 'full' glazed front and half sides, it's like bringing the outside in, giving your space a modern, airy feel. And those lines? They're so clean and sleek, it's like the shed version of a minimalist masterpiece. But don't let the style fool you—this shed is tough as nails, thanks to its superior grade 12mm finish shiplap cladding and sturdy 28x44mm rounded four corner framing. And here's the best part: it's not just a storage space—it's a potting paradise, ready for your green-thumb magic. Want to take it to the next level? You can opt for the two-tier shelf for even more storage space and organisation. So, if you're after a shed that's as stylish as it is functional, look no further!

A picture of  wooden potting shed with right hinged stable door


Step into timeless charm with this classic potting shed! Those superb extra-large windows not only let in plenty of natural light but also add to the shed's traditional appeal. Crafted with superior grade 12mm finish shiplap cladding and sturdy 28x44mm rounded four corner framing, this shed is built to stand the test of time. And here's the cherry on top: you have the option to choose a stable door on the other gable at no extra cost, giving your shed that quaint, country-style touch while providing practical benefits like improved ventilation and easy access for small pets or children. Plus, with FREE internal shelving included, this shed is as functional as it is charming! 

A picture containing a wooden potting shed with left hinged door


Let's talk about this delightful potting shed! With its large windows, superior loglap cladding, and rounded four-corner framing, it oozes traditional charm and practicality. Perfect for storing gardening tools or indulging in some potting, it offers customisation options like adding a door at the other end, all at no extra cost. Plus, internal shelving comes included for free, making organisation a breeze. 

So, there you have it! With a host of charming designs, practical features, and customisable options, a potting shed is your ticket to creating the garden space of your dreams. Imagine spending your weekends surrounded by lush greenery, potting your favourite plants, and soaking in the beauty of nature right in your garden. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, a potting shed has everything you need to make your gardening experience a breeze. 

A Tiger Potting Shed is about creating your perfect garden sanctuary. So, if you're ready to take your gardening game to the next level, the Tiger Potting Shed is here to make it happen! 

So why wait? Treat yourself to this little slice of paradise and let the gardening adventures begin!


[1] https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/potting-shed

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