Get Your Garden Winter Ready

Balmy summer days are slowly being replaced with longer evenings, falling leaves and wet and frosty forecasts! Better weather will be back, but in the meantime let’s focus on getting your garden Winter ready!

Whether you plan to continue making the most out of your outside space, or hibernating for the next few months, Cuckooland are here to help prepare you and your garden for the cyclical changes coming our way!

Lucky for you (and your green spaces) our cherry-picked selection of garden shelters, buildings, greenhouses and heaters will see you through every season, no matter what the elements have in store. Read on to see how we’d tackle Winter, garden edition!

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1. Your Tools are in for a Treat

Forest Garden Pressure Treated Pent Garden Store

Unloved and rusty garden tools… not on our watch! The Forest Garden Pressure Treated Pent Garden Store will keep your spade, strimmer, secateurs and gardening essentials organised and out of the rain.

The mineral felt pent style roof encourages rain to run off and away from the store below and the elevated pressure-treated bearers offer added protection from damp and rot, protecting your chosen contents all year round.

Designed with 2 size options to choose from, the 600L or 750L capacity offers more than enough space for everything to be stashed away. With room to spare, even your wellies can get a slot inside.

Made from FSC pressure-treated timber with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee, your tools will be protected for many winters to come!

2. 2 in 1 Garden Storage

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

Now the weather is starting to turn, the mower won’t be making as many appearances! The Rowlinson Oxford 4 x 3 Garden Shed with Lean To is the perfect home for your lawn-care essentials.

With a mineral felted roof and solid boarded floor, all made from pressure-treated, responsibly sourced timber, the Oxford Shed can handle the extra weight of bulkier garden tools and protect them from the pouring rain.

The additional covered section is another handy addition! Use as a log store, or a spot for tools you’re less precious about and quickly need to grab. With all the falling leaves we’re seeing… the rake will probably live in the lean-to!

3. Start Preparing for Seedling Season!

Rowlinson Garden Potting Store in Honey Brown
Rowlinson Garden Shed with Potting Tables

Are you serious about growing season? Got green fingers and thumbs? Whatever your choice of seeds or bulbs, now is the time to start prepping your potting setup!

The Rowlinson Garden Potting Store is great for seasoned pros, gardening beginners and every level in between. Doubling up as a tool store with a greenhouse at the other end, the pentagonal-style opening windows and styrene roof panels let in plenty of light – it’s the perfect place to start your seeds off!

Including potting benches, the generously sized space is ready and waiting for your fresh produce. Keep spare pots, compost and watering cans beneath the shelves/tables and larger, bulkier tools can be moved to one side, out of the way.

A delightful place to enjoy a warm brew… add a garden chair into the mix and you’ll have a front-row seat to watch your garden grow!

PlantBox Living Wall Stacking Planters - Set of 5

Don’t have the space for a full-sized garden potting shed or greenhouse? The recycled plastic PlantBox Living Wall Stacking Planters suit smaller balconies, patios and courtyards.

Arriving in sets, choose from 3, 5 or 10 planters and flex your inner farmer! Stacking vertically with a built-in reservoir and water level indicator, the ingenious design saves on space and keeps your plants well-watered during dry spells. Fill each trough with seasonal herbs, flowers and salads and enjoy fuss-free gardening!

4. Beat the Wind with Bin Stores

The Garden Village Superior FSC Wooden Wheelie Bin & Recycling Box Storage
The Garden Village Superior Triple FSC Wooden Wheelie Bin Storage

There’s nothing worse than being forced to face the wintery wind and rain because your bins have decided to take a trip down the drive… it’s just plain rubbish! Thanks to Garden Village their extensive range of bin stores will have your waste staying put! 

Offering protection not just from the elements, the FSC wooden box stores are completely enclosed, preventing Mr Fox and his pesky pals from having a rummage too. Accommodating all wheelie bin sizes, recycling boxes and with a choice of configurations, select the store to suit your setup. 

The lifting lids and hinged front doors give you easy access should you need to move the bins out and taking out the trash won’t feel like such a chore! With the option to paint or stain the bin store exterior, your local refuse collectors will be audibly impressed when they pay their bi-weekly visits!

5. No More Soggy Logs

The Garden Village Billington Log Store

If you have an indoor fire or log burner, you’ll already know how important it is to keep your fresh firewood stocked and dry in the winter months. If you’re new to the fireplace party now is the time to invest in a log store!

The Garden Village Billington Log Store features a gently sloped mineral felt roof to shelter your woodpile from the elements. Crafted from quality, FSC redwood planed timber, the three-sided design has been pressure treated for added durability and longevity. Select from 2 sectional sizes and add a deck base to keep lower wood dry if you’re installing directly on grass or soil.

Forest Garden Log & Tool Store

Live out the lumberjack lifestyle with the Forest Garden Log & Tool Store. The slatted design promotes air circulation to assist with drying wood and kindling, and the shiplap tongue and groove FSC timber panels encourage rainwater run-off.

With a lockable section – your axe, chainsaw, wood splitter and flannel shirt can be stored away on the shelves. You’ll get so toasty preparing your new log pile, lighting a fire won’t be necessary!

6. Stay Warm all Year Long

Garden Trading Sarsden Fire Pit Chiminea

No indoor fireplace? The Garden Trading Sarsden Fire Pit Chiminea will warm your cockles this season! Unlike classic firepits, a chiminea better circulates and directs heat with the help of the tall powder-coated steel flue. The flames won’t be going to waste while you’re huddled around the fire.

Crack open the marshmallows and chestnuts, pass around hot chocolates and continue enjoying your garden even when the temperature drops!

7. Put a Stop to ‘Sorry We Missed You’ Slips

The Garden Village Parcel Store

With Christmas just around the corner – presents, cards, parcels, packages and mail will be coming your way! Ensuring you’ll never miss a delivery again – the Garden Village Parcel Store is a must-have!

Completely enclosed with a hinged, lockable door, pent roof, tongue and groove FSC timbers and sturdy framing – all pressure treated for added weatherproofing, your post will be well protected inside. Soggy boxes and damaged goods averted!

Doubling up as a boot store, the internal shelves keep muddy shoes and mail separated.

8. Replace Your Torch with a Smarter Model

Extreme Lounging B Bulb & B Bulb Plus Outdoor Lights

Nipping outside? Take the portable Extreme Lounging B Bulb Outdoor Light with you! Whether you’re checking on the chickens, letting the dog out for business or paying a visit to the garden shed, the B bulb will light your way. 

Completely weatherproof, and ultra-lightweight with 3 levels of brightness, the modern lantern-style design won’t let you down. With up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge, simply plug your lamp in with the USB cable, when it’s run out of juice. 

And when summer comes back around, they make lovely decorative additions to the patio! We do love an all-year-rounder here!

9. Create a Winter Escape

Forest Garden Mendip Double Glazed 5m x 4m Log Cabin
Forest Garden Mendip Log Cabin Interior

We can’t think of a better place to wait out the winter, than tucked up inside the cosy Forest Garden Mendip Double Glazed 5m x 4m Log Cabin. Install your winter chalet at the bottom of the garden and create a quiet zone away from the hustle and bustle of the main house.

Designed with a pent style roof, 45mm thick interlocking logs and tongue and groove roof and floorboards, the FSC wooden clad interior is very homely indeed. Style with sofas, sheepskin rugs, blankets and cushions and curl up with mince pies and mulled wine this winter.

Not just for relaxing, create a home office, meditation space, art studio or workshop instead. No matter what you end up using it for, the double-glazed windows will keep you snug and warm inside while you gaze out on your frost-covered garden!

Don’t Turn Your Back on Your Garden this Winter!

It may be getting darker and chillier by the week, but your garden still has a role to play! Even if you’re planning on staying in, our selection of garden must-haves will get your outside space ready for the season ahead. Want to talk winter gardens? Call the team 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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