If you’re the type of person who loves to be outdoors and grow your own food and plants, you’ve probably found yourself wondering “should I buy a garden shed with greenhouse?” on more than one occasion.
The simple answer is: yes!
Potting sheds and greenhouses can be beautiful backyard focal points as well as great places to grow your garden year-round with the lowered risk of disease and seasonal disasters.
Take a look at a few of the best greenhouse design ideas and tips we’ve culminated from other fellow gardeners to get you feeling inspired!
Warm and Cozy Escape
Source: Pamela Moell Stiltje via Instagram
If you’re looking for a she-shed gardening combo, this layout is for you! Beyond the intricate details and versatile seating area, we’re in love with the wood-burning fireplace being utilized in this space.
Whatever vision you have for your garden shed with greenhouse, keeping your plants warm throughout the winter season is vital to their health and longevity. Here’s why you might consider a wood-burning fireplace or other heating source:
- Helps to ward off any potential for dampness and disease
- Encourages germination for any early sowings
Plus, keeping a warm internal temperature year round makes for a more relaxing environment for you and that’s why you’re investing in a greenhouse shed after all – the enjoyment!
Easy, Breezy Hideaway
Source: Fru Josdal via Instagram
Outside of this greenhouse shed plan being insanely cute, the windows of this greenhouse are key to providing the perfect environment for plant growth.
Ventilation is essential for balancing an indoor climate. Windows, fans, and other ventilation methods help to:
- Maintain an optimal temperature and air quality
- Provide fresh air to the plants (CO2)
- Control humidity
- Reduce the likelihood of disease
The Space Saver
Source: Rhonda via Instagram
Talk about maximizing your space! This stacked shelving technique is actually a form of vertical gardening. It’s perfect for any gardener with a plethora of plants and still leaves ample space for walking and a spacious potting bench.
When considering shelving for your greenhouse we recommend looking at the following:
- Drainage: Holes or slats will be useful for ease of watering and drainage. Plus, it helps to increase airflow which decreases chances of gray mold and mildew.
- Support: Add soil and water and your plants quickly become heavy. Make sure whichever shelving system you choose is rated for the correct amount of weight.
Source: The Inspired Room
Having a designated potting area feels like the epitome of gardening excellence. Having it as beautifully designed and curated as the above is just an added bonus.
If you’re new to gardening you may be wondering what the point of a potting table is. A potting table is an area that functions as a place to keep soil and your pot collection, as well as a place to pot new plants and start seedlings.
Now, a potting table isn’t something you have to include in your greenhouse shed plan but it does make gardening easier in the winter months. It acts as a place out of the elements and is a collective space that houses all your materials so you don’t have to run between the garage, house and your garden shed with a greenhouse.
Source: Vaughan House
There’s something magical about this greenhouse shed. It combines everything we’ve discussed thus far into one green oasis. From the ventilating windows to the tiered shelving, this greenhouse wins the honorable title of “Best Greenhouse Design” from us. There isn’t much we would change internally.
Ready To Buy?
Sold on the idea of adding a garden shed with greenhouse to your backyard and feeling inspired by some of the, above, shared greenhouse shed plans? Let’s make your backyard greenhouse dreams come true!
At Cool Sheds, we offer our greenhouse shed in an abundance of size and trim colors and can even customize a design just for your space.
Our greenhouse sheds are designed with galvanized steel stud framing, and SolarSoft pigmented polycarbonate exterior. The pigmented polycarbonate is opage in look and better suited for our sunny, South Carolina climate than our competitors greenhouse shed plans that use clear paneling.
We can also customize the shed with extra shelving, an exhaust fan and thermostat and treated wood flooring if those are some of the features you loved from the above backyard greenhouse ideas we shared.
Have a question about greenhouse shed plans, buying your own garden shed with greenhouse or our available inventory? Let’s talk!