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Garden Storage Ideas - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

10 useful garden storage ideas

Handy, multi-purpose solutions for your garden.

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


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 watering cans (plus other furnishings like garden hammocks and garden parasols), the storage solutions we have curated below should be exactly what you need.

If you’re looking to keep your storage in tip top condition, our experts have tested the best pressure washers so you can buy in confidence.

10 of the best garden storage ideas

Browse our list of handy outdoor storage solutions below;


Chatsworth Outdoor Storage Unit

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: from £395

Buy Chatsworth Outdoor Storage Unit at Cox and Cox


Bench with log holder

Bench with log store

This neat, elegant iron bench doubles as a log store, so you can stay warm and cosy and keep your firepit alight at the same time. Drainage holes in the bottom help logs stay dry, and it comes fully assembled.

Price: £140

Buy Bench with log holder at Garden Trading


Chambersville Storage Bench

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: £265.99

Buy Chambersville Storage Bench at Wayfair


Zest4Leisure Cheltenham Garden Arbour With Storage Box

Cheltenham Arbour

This decorative Arbour creates a statement in the garden as well as offering seating and handy hidden storage. Made from solid, FSC-certified timber the arbour comes with a 10 year guarantee against rot.

Price: £349.99

Buy the Zest4Leisure Cheltenham Garden Arbour With Storage Box at Robert Dyas


Rattan Cushion Storage Box

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: £219.99

Buy Rattan Cushion Storage Box from Wayfair


Keter Garden Bench Resin Patio Furniture

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: £159.93

Buy Keter Iceni Bench Outdoor Plastic Storage Box at Robert Dyas


Aldsworth Welly Store

Aldsworth Welly Store Garden Trading

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 slanted 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: £180

Buy Aldsworth Welly Store at Garden Trading


Allibert by Keter California Ice Cube

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: £48.99

Buy Allibert by Keter California Ice Cube at Amazon


Keter Store It Out Midi 845L Garden Storage Shed

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: £95

Buy Keter Store It Out Midi 845L Garden Storage Shed at Amazon


Wooden Outdoor Welly Rack, Garden Tool Storage Hanger and Shelf

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. You can either order it with a weatherproof garden wood stain or unfinished, so you can paint or stain to suit your colour scheme.

Price: from £59.99

Buy Wooden Outdoor Welly Rack at Etsy


This Product Guide was last updated in September 2021 and we apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.