Garden Buildings Perfect For Colder Weather

There’s a chill in the air that can only mean one thing: winter is coming! Is it time to barricade ourselves inside? Not quite yet.

Garden buildings can help you get the most out of your outdoor space, even in the colder months. Whether you want to dine alfresco in a cosy garden pod, keep your tools dry and rust-free, or make sure you have lots of fire logs handy, we’ve got the perfect outdoor structure for your needs.

Here are our top 10 garden buildings to consider adding to your outside space as the temperature drops. Brrr-illiant!

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Rowlinson Oxford 4 x 3 Garden Shed with Lean To in Natural Timber

1. Small Oval House Garden Pod

Small Oval House Garden Pod

Want to get away from it all, but don’t want to leave the sanctuary of your home?

You need a garden pod! The Small Oval House Garden Pod by Ornate Garden is the perfect addition to your outside space this winter.

This incredible garden building comes with a built-in heater, LED lighting, an adjustable table, and seating for up to 8 people. Snuggle up in the warm and watch the world go by from your 360-degree windows!

2. Rowlinson Garden Studio

Rowlinson Garden Studio

Need to get some work done this winter? Perhaps you’d like a space to get in shape, a playroom for the kids, or just somewhere to hear yourself think?

This Rowlinson Garden Studio is the ideal place for all of the above and more. It features a large floor plan, lockable doors, and tilt and swivel windows for excellent ventilation.

Decorate your new garden studio with furniture, lighting and accessories to make it your own. You won’t want to leave!

3. Forest Garden Arlington Premium 8x8 Corner Summer House

Forest Garden Arlington Premium 8x8 Corner Summer House

This Arlington Premium 8×8 Corner Summer House is perfect for popping in an unused corner of your garden this winter.

Add comfortable seating or a dining set, and you’ve got a great chill-out zone or place to entertain as the weather turns.

The pressure-treated wood comes with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee, so you can be sure this garden building is built to last!

4. Rowlinson Overlap 6ft x 3ft Garden Wallstore

Rowlinson Overlap 6ft x 3ft Garden Wallstore

Ready to hang up your Lycra for another year? We don’t blame you! Riding to work in the bitter cold and rain isn’t as appealing as it is in summer.

The Overlap Garden Wallstore offers a convenient place to store your bicycle (or other garden accessories) over the colder months, ready for you to retrieve it come spring.

Made from FSC-certified timber, with a mineral felt roof and lockable doors, this storage unit is a valuable addition to any garden this winter.

5. Rowlinson Paramount 7x10 Skylight Shed with Store

Rowlinson Paramount 7x10 Skylight Shed with Store

This Rowlinson Paramount 7×10 Skylight Shed with Store has it all! It comes in a choice of natural wood or this stunning grey, which makes it look more like a modern house than a shed.

The large enclosed area features double doors with windows and a skylight in the roof, meaning it’s filled with plenty of natural light. You could use this area as a potting shed, workshop or man-cave/she-shed.

There’s also a storage cupboard at the side and an undercover space, perfect for keeping logs or other garden essentials dry.

6. Forest Garden 6x4 Retreat Shed

Forest Garden 6x4 Retreat Shed

Had enough of the outside world? Ready to retreat into your shed? This Forest Garden 6×4 Retreat Shed is here for you.

Unlike many outdoor buildings, you don’t need to paint this shed yourself to add some colour to your garden. It’s available in Moss Green, Pebble Grey or Natural Cream and has serious style.

Showcasing a half-glazed door, opening windows, and a steep pitch roof for added headroom, this is the perfect place to potter. Add a portable radio and comfy chair, and you’ve got somewhere to escape the family – all under the pretext of ‘sorting out the shed’!

7. Forest Garden Pressure Treated Pent Garden Store

Forest Garden Pressure Treated Pent Garden Store

After a busy summer of pruning and watering (hosepipe ban notwithstanding!), you might be ready to hang up your secateurs for another year.

But where to store them? This Forest Garden Pressure Treated Pent Garden Store is the ideal location to keep your garden tools safe and dry until spring.

Offering a compact footprint that makes it great for smaller gardens, this convenient store is one of the easiest and most useful garden buildings to add to your outside space this winter.

8. Forest Garden Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse

Forest Garden Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse

It’s never too early to plan your produce!

Some plants and vegetables need to be started undercover in winter, ready to be planted in spring. There are also plenty of vegetables that can withstand the colder months, including broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, leeks and cabbages.

Keep your garden going with this Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse by Forest Garden. With food prices rocketing, now is the perfect time to start growing your own!

9. The Garden Village Billington Log Store

The Garden Village Billington Log Store

Cosying up around a log fire has to be one of the best things about the colder months! Ensure your flame stays alight throughout winter by adding a log store to your garden.

This Billington Log Store by The Garden Village is made from FSC-certified redwood timber, which is pressure treated to help it withstand the elements.

It’s available in a Double or Triple size, so you can keep plenty of logs dry and on standby, ready to embrace your inner lumberjack!

10. The Garden Village Superior Triple Wheelie Bin Storage

The Garden Village Superior Triple Wheelie Bin Storage

This Superior Triple FSC Wooden Wheelie Bin Storage by The Garden Village is a ‘wheelie’ good idea for adding storage to your garden!

Keep your rubbish and recycling bins securely out of sight and stop them from flying away in the winter gales. The bolts will also discourage animals (and nosy neighbours!) from rummaging through your bins.

The store is made from FSC-certified redwood timber and is pressure-treated for longevity. There are multiple sizes available, so you can choose one which works best for your waste.

Decided which Garden Building you Need this Winter?

Whether you want to create a winter wonderland or hide away your wheelie bins, we’ve got the perfect garden building for when the weather turns. If you’d like to discuss any of our garden furniture, call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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