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10 useful garden storage ideas

Handy, multi-purpose solutions for your garden.

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Make the most of your garden space with our useful garden storage ideas, including small garden storage ideas for those short on space.

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Whether you’re looking for a lockable garden storage box, a rack to hang your spade on or enough space to line up the wheelie bins side by side, there will be something to suit your needs.

If it’s more substantial storage you’re considering for larger items such as lawn mowers, then you may prefer to look over our best garden sheds guide and recommendations.

For smaller tools, wellington boots and garden cushion storage (plus other furnishings like garden hammocks and garden parasols), then the storage solutions we have curated below should be exactly what you need.


10 of the best garden storage ideas

Browse our list of handy outdoor storage solutions below;

1

Chatsworth Outdoor Storage Unit

Chatsworth Outdoor Storage Unit - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Chatsworth Outdoor Storage Unit

This durable wood and galvanised metal storage unit is practical but stylish. This large version of the box is ideal for storing items such as wellies and garden tools. The vintage feel and natural finish also mean the model should blend in well to most garden spaces and also shouldn’t look out of place in a porch. Simply use a wood treatment on the box once a year to keep it in top condition.

Price: £395

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2

Stathelle Wooden Bench

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Stathelle Wooden Bench

This garden storage bench doubles up as seating for three, simply add cushions to create a comfortable place to relax. Crafted from acacia wood, the bench is UV resistant so it shouldn’t fade quickly in the sunshine. It’s also available in either a natural finish or painted in white and ash grey, for a country chic look. This model will require assembling yourself.

Price: £205.99

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3

Chambersville Storage Bench

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Chambersville Storage Bench

This raised storage bench is ideal for storing wood in particular, as the rubber feet prevent the timber from resting on wet surfaces. Made from solid wood, the storage bench is resistant to both water and rust and provides additional garden seating. It also arrives ready assembled, so the hard work is done for you.

Price: £293.99

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4

Norfolk Wooden Arbour

Norfolk Wooden Arbour - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Norfolk Wooden Arbour

This decorative Arbour creates a statement in the garden as well as offering seating and handy hidden storage. With arched trellis panels you can also train plants to grow around it and make a real feature out of the piece of garden furniture. Made from solid, pressure treated wood the arbour should be strong and durable to stay in good condition outdoors.

Price: £329.99

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5

Vonhaus Rattan Cushion Storage Box

Vonhaus Rattan Cushion Storage Box - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Vonhaus Rattan Cushion Storage Box

This rattan furniture is a handy small garden storage idea as the attached wheels mean it can be easily moved around the garden to where it is needed. Made from weather-resistant materials, the garden cushion storage box is suitable for use outside as well as indoors. There’s also a two-year guarantee included.

Price: £99.99

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6

Keter Garden Bench Resin Patio Furniture

Keter Garden Bench Resin Patio Furniture - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Keter Garden Bench Resin Patio Furniture

If you’re looking for secure garden storage ideas, this bench doubles up as box storage beneath the seat and is lockable for extra security, just add a padlock. Made of weather-resistant resin, the bench shouldn’t fade or need any maintenance although it is designed to look like natural wood. The box is available in three colours; beige, grey and brown depending on what suits your outdoor space.

Price: £149.99

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7

Moreton Welly Store

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Moreton Welly Store

Designed specifically for storing wellies, this neat garden storage idea will keep your muddy boots in line and away from the carpets. It’s also suitable for wood and even postal packages as the galvanised sheet metal roof allows moisture to run off the edge, protecting the contents of the store from getting damp. Depending on shoe size, the store should fit three to four pairs of wellington boots.

Price: £220

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8

Allibert by Keter California Ice Cube

Allibert by Keter California Ice Cube - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Allibert by Keter California Ice Cube

This outdoor cube is an clever small garden storage idea as it can function as both a side table and a stool as well as opening to unveil internal storage. The insulated sides mean the cube becomes a cool box when filled with ice, so it can store drinks on hot days. The flat weave rattan should also be durable and low maintenance and the box comes with a three year guarantee.

Price: £45.99

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9

Keter Store It Out Midi 845L Garden Storage Shed

Keter Store It Out Midi 845L Garden Storage Shed - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Keter Store It Out Midi 845L Garden Storage Shed

For more heavy duty outdoor storage, this all-purpose box should be ideal. The lockable storage box should provide added peace of mind and the two opening doors allow easier access for large items, as it can be opened from the top as well as front. The box can be used for tools and furniture as well as being large enough to accommodate two 120-litre wheelie bins. Made of polypropylene it should also be durable and weather resistant. Plus, there’s a two year guarantee and one person should be able to assemble it alone.

Price: £100

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10

Wooden Outdoor Welly Rack, Garden Tool Storage Hanger and Shelf

Wooden Outdoor Welly Rack, Garden Tool Storage Hanger and Shelf - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Wooden Outdoor Welly Rack, Garden Tool Storage Hanger and Shelf

A great small garden storage idea, this tool rack takes up no floor space and features an added shelf for handy extra storage space. The pegs on the rack can support wellies, tools and more. The whole hanger is made from reclaimed timber and coated in yacht varnish to protect the wood from the elements. Crafted in a Sherwood Forest workshop by an independent seller on Etsy, each rack is unique and made to order.

Price: £55

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