Love a County Show?

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If, like us you love a county show, there is now an abundance of them taking place over the Summer months. If you enjoy planning your weekend around one of the U. K’s many shows, from horticultural to agriculture, here is our pick of the best!

  • The Bakewell Show – 2nd & 3rd August 2017, the Showground, Bakewell, Derbyshire. With a history of almost 200 years, the Bakewell Show is one of the county’s oldest. With a dedicated equestrian day on Tuesday 1st of August this agricultural show has something for everybody
  • The 174th Chertsey Agricultural Show, Showground, Mead Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8LN – Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th This huge show has everything from classic cars and floral art to horse shows and children’s competitions. For more information visit their website at www.chertseyshow.co.uk
  • The Orsett Show – Saturday 2nd September, The Showground, Orsett, Near Grays, Thurrock, Essex. This one-day show is a local affair, as a registered charity that relies on volunteers, the Orsett show supports the local community. With trade, craft and food stands there is plenty to see, do and sample!
  • Three Counties Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW, 16th – 18th Another big un’ celebrating all that is British agriculture, the Three Counties Show in Malvern is a must do, get your skates on though, it starts in a couple of days!

For a full listing of all the county shows taking place across the UK this Summer visit www.ukcountyshows.co.uk. If like us here at the Garden Shed Co, you enjoy getting inspiration for your garden, focus on the more horticulturally based ones.

There’s nothing we like more that filling our potting sheds with newly purchased plants and flowers for the garden. If you’re in need of a new shed, why not pop into our lovely showroom in Hassocks and take a look at our fantastic range? With everything from tool sheds to garden rooms, we also have something for everyone!

Shed of the Year 2017

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It would be weird if we didn’t love sheds here at the Garden Shed Co. From your basic tool shed to tantalised Summer houses we like to think we see potential in all our products. However, this is nothing in comparison to the contestants that take part in Channel 4’s Shed of the Year competition. We are admittedly counting down the days

This year’s programme is set to be no different & we can’t wait to see what kind of amazing creations are in store for us. From 2007’s Roman Temple to 2015’s Inshriach Distillery we (think) we’ve seen it all. If you have your own creation or fancy having a go yourself, now is the time to apply! The closing date for entries to this year’s competition is 15th May. Click here if you’re taking part!

Of course, sheds aren’t just for doing up and putting on TV! With Summer just around the corner and our gardens about to be utilised again (hopefully) if you’re looking for garden sheds Brighton why not pop down to the Garden Shed Co’s showroom in Hassocks and take a look? Not only do we have a wide variety of shed and summer houses we also specialise in stunning garden rooms.

If you’re looking to add extra space to your property for either recreational or business purposes (a studio or office for example) garden rooms are the perfect alternative to extensive building work and disruption!

For more information about garden sheds and summerhouse Brighton visit our website at www.thegardenshedco.co.uk or, you can call our head office on 0151 559 0773, if you prefer to come and see for yourself, pop down to our showroom in Hassocks, we’d be happy to show you around and answer any of your questions!

And, don’t forget to tune in to this years Shed of the Year 2017 on Channel 4.

Hygge for the Garden? Creating a Stylish Outdoor Space

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The last couple of years have seen an overhaul of our interiors in the much lauded ‘Hygge’ Scandinavian style. With our interiors sorted, it’s now time to turn our eyes to our external spaces & 2017 looks set to continue with this particular trend.

So, what is Hygge? There is no English translation, quite simply it’s about creating an environment that is both minimalist and cosy. Surrounding yourself with soft furnishings & items that are pleasing to the eye but, also, functional. Blogs like hyggehouse.com are worth checking out as they are specifically dedicated to the theme of Hygge & offer some fantastic ideas and inspiration.

From a functional point of view, if you’re thinking of creating a Scandinavian style garden for the Summer, decluttering is key! Spring is traditionally the time of year we start prepping our gardens for the long (let’s hope) Summer days & nights to come. If you’re looking for stylish garden sheds in Brighton look no further than the Garden Shed Co. They have a fantastic selection of sheds and Summer houses in Brighton at their showroom, or you can peruse their website.

Once you’ve got your storage situation in check (or indeed your Summer house if you want to create a beautiful garden room) it’s time to clear your garden, cutting your grass is an obvious first, also getting rid of any dead plants, shrubs, tree and hedge cuttings. If disposing of your garden waste is something you need help with Brighton and Hove garden waste collection, is now available city wide.

The key to creating a beautiful outdoor space is a simple one (as with most things) ‘Less is More’. It’s amazing what a string of outdoor fairy lights, some simple throws & cushions and maybe a few tea lights can do for your garden. Let’s just hope we get the weather to enjoy it!

For more information about the Garden Shed Co & their latest offers contact their head office on 0151 559 0773.

Get ready ! it’s time to prep your garden and summerhouses for spring!

As we move into the spring months after the harsh winter, where our gardens, tool sheds, and summerhouses were battered by storm Doris, it’s about time to clean up and get our affairs in order so we can all enjoy a fruitful spring and summer! There’s no shortage of little jobs to keep you busy over the coming weekends!

Our precious gardens will have no doubt been a little neglected over the last few months, a little bit of maintenance goes a long way to managing your workload in the coming months, and just make your space that little bit more welcoming.

Start by clearing dead foliage from the lawn, hedgerows and any drainage ditches, in no time everything will start looking cleaner and more spacious

  • Next, move onto pulling up any weeds and vegetable plant skeletons, this will clear extra space for anywhere that needs topping up
  • Mulch any of those bare spot and when it’s dry enough, ‘top dress those beds’.
  • Spring is also the perfect time to lime your soil to balance its PH level, and to trim and mow the lawn ahead of the better months
  • As the skies are getting clearer, it’s the right time to get a fresh lick of paint or varnish onto your fences and sheds, just to really buff the colour up and add a bit of crispness to everything. Remove any paint that’s splitting and smooth over the rough patches with sandpaper

Spring is so important because it lets wrestle back control of your space from the elements and create the best environment possible for a wholly fruitful summer!

Tidy up and keep organised with our special offer, get a 6×4 Tool shed for just £369 when you order online. For for more information regarding sheds, garden rooms and contact The Garden Shed Co on 01273 457751 or visit their website www.thegardenshedco.co.uk.

 

Garden Rooms the alternative outdoor studio space for Brighton Artists – The Garden Shed Co

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With the recent boom in shed renovations (see Channel 4’s Shed of the Year) innovative and quirky buildings (Grand Designs) and unusual builds (George Clarkes Amazing Spaces) people are now re-thinking their outdoor space. From a practical point of view, a garden room or summerhouse can provide an excellent outside office space, giving you the peace and quiet you need to work without the distractions of a busy household.

Thinking about your own artist’s studio? The Garden Shed Co offer a wide variety of sheds Brighton. A garden room can easily be converted into extra room to concentrate on your work, somewhere light, airy and a space to truly call “your own”. As an alternative to the classic garden shed or summerhouse in Brighton, a Garden Room is an attractive addition to your property. Typically, garden rooms have more glass included in the structure, offering more light, particularly important if you want to use one as a studio.

The beauty of an outdoor garden building is that you can really get stuck in creatively. Wood is a fantastic medium to work with and can be painted or varnished as you see fit, hence some of the more “interesting” shed renovations we’ve seen (including a shed converted into a road worthy vehicle – if you can believe it). As an addition to your property a garden room adds space, personality, individuality and style.

For for more information regarding sheds, garden rooms and summerhouses Brighton contact The Garden Shed Co on 01273 457751 or visit their website www.thegardenshedco.co.uk.

Looking for the perfect Summerhouse in Brighton and Hove?

These last few days of glorious Spring sunshine have got us thinking about the Summer. For those of you lucky enough to have a garden to enjoy, a garden shed is essential. If you’re looking forward stretching your days and looking to enjoy balmy summer evenings in the garden, a Summerhouse is a must. Following the popularity of Channel 4’s Shed of the Year in 2015, there has been an increased interest in recreating your own individual outdoor space.

Sheds are fantastic to convert into your own little haven, if we are lucky enough to get weather we are hoping for this Summer then a Summerhouse in Brighton and Hove offers a blank canvas on which to stamp your own individual idea of the perfect bolthole. Whether it’s bar, coffee shop, ships cabin or something a borrower would live in we’ve seen them all!

If, however you don’t want to undergo a major project our Summerhouses don’t actually require any renovation work. You can keep it simple just by adding some summer furniture, cushions and a string of fairy lights to get the desired effect. All our conservatories include double French doors, cottage style windows and a padlock and alarm.

Here at The Garden Shed Co Brighton we endeavour to provide you with the perfect garden Summerhouses in Brighton & Hove. Our wide range of Garden Sheds and Summerhouses are expertly built. The Garden Shed Co offers the complete shed service, we will take away your old shed, lay a base for your new shed, we also offer free delivery and installation.

For further information about our complete shed service or to view our extensive range of Summerhouses and Garden Sheds in Brighton and Hove take a look at our website at www.thegardenshedco.co.uk or contact us on 01273457751