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The best garden storage ideas for a tidy space

Mar 27, 2023

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Make the most of your backyard with these top garden storage ideas that will keep your outdoors clutter-free.

Finally getting to spend time outside is one of the best benefits of warmer weather.

But if your garden feels a bit untidy or you’re looking for a way to keep items like cushions or expensive gardening tools protected outside, incorporating garden storage into your space is a fantastic solution.

From sturdy sheds to stylish furniture with hidden storage space, our top garden storage ideas will help you make the most of your outdoor space and get your garden looking its best.

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Whether you’re looking to increase your space, or simply looking for an easy way to keep your backyard neat and tidy, these outdoor storage ideas will help you enhance your garden.

Hit two birds with one stone with stylish outdoor furniture that also provides built-in storage space. From simple benches to trendy sofa sets, take a look at the pieces we think are worth the investment.

This stylish two-seater bench from Keter Eden doubles as a handy storage box. It has a neutral beige colourway that will fit right in with practically any garden decor style and is made from sturdy, weather-resistant resin.

Inside, there's an impressive 265 litres of storage space that will house outdoor cushions, gardening equipment and anything else you’d like to store. It's also lockable for added security and has a panelled design that allows for ventilation, keeping your items clean and dry.

After a classic rattan sofa? This set from Oak Furnitureland offers timeless wicker garden furniture with the added bonus of storage space.

It comes with two sofas, a glass-topped coffee table and a side table that doubles as a storage box for all your bits and bobs. The UV-treated rattan wicker is designed to be hardwearing and fade-resistant, and the sofa cushions are weather-proofed to keep them looking good as new for longer.

Easily doubling as a table or bench, this Keter storage box would make a handy addition to any garden. It's made from weather-resistant, fade-proof resin so you don't have to worry about maintenance and is lockable for peace of mind. The 270 litres of storage capacity is definitely roomy enough to fit pillows, garden tools and any other outdoor essentials.

A mini greenhouse is a great small garden storage idea, offering storage space and plant-growing benefits in a compact package. Shop our top picks here.

This GroZone greenhouse is the perfect size for even the most compact of gardens. It features three shelves for plants and gardening essentials and has a hinged, two-door opening for easy access.

If you’re after a larger shelving unit, the GroZone Max may be exactly what you’re looking for.

It has four large shelves that offer a considerable amount of storage space and a ventilated zip-up panel, which is ideal for growing fruit, vegetables and many other plants. The shelves are removable, too, leaving you plenty of space for boxes or larger plants.

Be ultra-efficient by adding shelves and hooks to your walls and fences. Here are our top ideas for maximising your storage space.

A vertical planter like this one from Crocus is a modern way of keeping your garden neat and tidy. Made from sustainable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) softwood, it features two shelves alongside slats that are perfect for hanging plants or hand tools.

Designed for indoor and outdoor use, this industrial-style shelving unit is as stylish as it is practical. It's simple to mount to a wall or fence and is designed to hold up to 50 pounds per shelf, so you can stack to your heart's content.

This pack of three wall hooks may be designed to hold a hose pipe, but their simplicity makes them totally versatile. Crafted from sturdy cast iron, they’re great for hanging plants, tools or even string lights for decoration.

Shed storage is a no-brainer if you have room in your garden — they’re protective, durable and fit a ton of items. Check out our top garden shed picks.

The Keter Manor plastic shed is a fantastic space-saving storage unit, with a streamlined design that makes it ideal for small gardens.

It's made from durable, low-maintenance resin that will withstand bad weather and comes with a heavy-duty floor panel that's easy to install. It also has built-in ventilation ducts and a padlock hasp for extra security.

This metal storage shed from UDPATIO is a spacious option perfect for storing larger items such as wheelie bins and lawnmowers, and can even be used as a bike shed. Crafted from thick galvanized steel, it's designed to be UV-resistant and waterproof to keep all your items safe and dry.

A double-door shed is a great large garden storage idea, and this one from Forest 4Life makes an excellent choice.

It's made from top-quality British wood that's been pressure treated to ensure it stays in tip-top condition —- even providing a 25-year anti-rot guarantee. It also comes with a lean-to which is ideal for use as a log store.

It's easy to adapt, too, as the windows and door placements can be adjusted during assembly so you can create the shed that's exactly right for you.

It's important to store your outdoor cushions when not in use to prevent them from being damaged by rain, wind or excessive sun exposure.

It's generally recommended that you keep your cushions in a dry, room-temperature environment — like a storage box or shed — so they’ll stay protected and remain looking good for longer.

A tidy, clutter-free garden is the first step in creating a peaceful, attractive outdoor space.

Our garden storage ideas will help you keep your backyard looking the best it can be. Whether you opt for furniture with built-in storage like the Lucy Grey Corner Sofa with Storage Box Table, a trendy and practical shelving unit like the Slatted Wall Planter, or a shed for your larger bits and bobs like the Keter Manor Gable Grey Plastic Shed, you’re sure to find the perfect piece for your garden.

Prices updated on 05/06/2023. We are not responsible for any changes to the prices mentioned above.

Always up to date with the latest shopping trends, Christina Constantinou is keen to share her love for quality products with Best Buy's readers. She has experience writing for the tech industry and enjoys browsing deals on gadgets and fashion accessories.