The Best Garden Buildings for Autumn

Already mourning the end of summer? Not to worry – you don’t need to head back indoors just because the weather’s cooling down.

With a garden building, you can enjoy the great outdoors all year round. Whether you’re catching up with friends or working from home, a garden building provides a sheltered spot to stay warm and dry outdoors.

So, don’t let the end of summer ruin your fun. From pods to gazebos, here are the best garden buildings for autumn and beyond…

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Best garden building for… entertaining

Looking for a fun space to host your garden get-togethers? When it’s time to gather your nearest and dearest together, a garden pod is ideal.

The Grand Deluxe Chic garden pod (below) is designed for entertaining pals. With enough capacity for 12 guests to sit and relax, there’s plenty of space for all your loved ones. And as the seating space is circular, it’s great for a big old catch-up – no more shouting to speak to guests at the other end of the table! Plus, with ambient lighting and soft cushioned seats, your guests won’t want to leave…

During autumn months, this pod is perfect. On those sunnier days, you can throw open the French doors to enjoy a little breeze. And when it gets chilly, the lockable double-glazed windows will keep you toasty warm – even in the thick of winter.

Grande Deluxe Chic Garden Pod

Best garden building for… enjoying your garden

You put far too much effort into making your garden look lovely… so it’s only natural you want to admire it all year round! So instead of retiring indoors on those drizzly autumn days, a garden arbour is great for sitting outside with a cuppa.

The arbour from Forest Garden (below) has a slatted roof to keep pesky showers out – so you can stay dry no matter what the forecast has in store. Neat and compact, you can easily slot this arbour into smaller gardens. It’s perfect for making the most out of any unused corners! And with seating for up to four guests, it’s the perfect spot for entertaining, too.

Forest Garden Venetian Corner Arbour

Best garden building for… working from home

If you work from home for lengthy spells, you’ll want a peaceful and spacious spot to spread out. And if you don’t fancy filling up your home with reminders of your daily grind, a garden building is the perfect way to separate your work from your living space.

So, if you’re setting up a home office in your garden, you’ll need to find a roomy and secure garden building. It’s a good idea to pick a garden building that allows you to set up electrical wiring, so you can plugin and get to work.

The insulated garden building by Forest Garden (below) is oh-so roomy and complete with a secure 7-point multi-lock door – so you can safely lock yourself away from any distractions! And with double-glazed doors, you can keep the cold outside as you work through the autumn and winter months.

Forest Garden Xtend 4 Plus Insulated Garden Building

Xtend 4 Plus Interior

Best garden building for… relaxing

No matter what the weather, your garden should be a peaceful haven to sit back and relax. And with a garden pod, you can unwind in total luxury…

If you just want a garden building to chill out in, the Oval House garden pod (below) is the perfect option for you. Complete with soft cushioned seats and a built-in heater, it’s the cosiest spot to curl up in this autumn. And with an electrical socket, you can snuggle up, charge up your device, and watch all your favourite shows in peace. Bliss!

Small Oval House Garden Pod

Best garden building for… extra room

Feeling a little short on space around your home? Whether the kids’ gaming equipment is getting out of control or you haven’t enough room for your daily workouts, we’ve all felt like we could use more space at times.

But you’d rather not move home or build an extension just yet, a garden building is a great way to add extra room. The Rowlinson Garden Studio (below) boasts plenty of space to spread out and relax. From a spacious home office to your own personal gym, there are endless opportunities…

Rowlinson Garden Studio

Best garden building for… hosting parties

Did somebody say last orders? If you’re inviting your buddies over this autumn, you can serve them from behind your very own bar…

Thanks to the Rowlinson garden bar (below), you can live out your landlord and landlady dreams. With two serving hatches and ample space for your favourite tipples, this garden bar will make any get-together that bit more fun. And once the party’s over, you can close up the bar and safely store your garden tools inside – it’s a great garden all-rounder.

Rowlinson Garden Bar

Best garden building for… outdoor dining

So, summer’s over… but that doesn’t mean your al fresco fun needs to end! If you love to eat outdoors, a garden dome helps you hold onto the alfresco life – come rain or shine.

Even if it’s a little drizzly outdoors, the garden dome by Astreea (below) has a PVC cover to keep you nice and dry. You can enjoy a 360 view of your garden, 365 days of the year – whatever the weather.

Decorate this dome with ambient fairy lights, and you’ll create a dreamy spot for a romantic dinner date. Seal the weatherproof doors shut and you’ll stay nice and cosy – or you can let a little breeze in if things get a little too steamy!

Astreea Igloo 360 Dome with Oslo PVC Weatherproof Cover

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When it comes to our selection of garden buildings, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, we’ve got nearly 200 more options for you to choose from…

So, whether you’re after space to dine, work, or simply relax, head over to our range of garden buildings. You can take your pick from a vast selection of pods, log cabins, gazebos, and more.

Got a question about our garden buildings? Speak to a friendly customer service assistant on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or send us an email today.


With more than 8 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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