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Looking for ideas to revitalise your garden or your garden building? We've got all kinds of ideas for you, from recycling to shed and greenhouse organisation. Check out our favourite sheddie bloggers, who all use their sheds brilliantly!


Best plants and flowers to grow in a school greenhouse

Best plants and flowers to grow in a school greenhouse

Growing flowers and plants in a school greenhouse is a rewarding project. Here are some of the best plants and flowers to sow and grow in your school greenhouse.
Keep kids entertained in the garden this summer!

Keep kids entertained in the garden this summer!

Take a look at the fun, low cost activities you can do in your garden...
Why every school needs a greenhouse

Why every school needs a greenhouse

Many schools are starting a gardening club, and finding that a greenhouse on the school grounds offers huge educational advantages.

Best fruit and veg to grow in a school greenhouse

Best fruit and veg to grow in a school greenhouse

If you’re thinking about what to grow in the school greenhouse this year, go for fruits and vegetables. Here’s a handy list of carefully chosen fruit and veg that are perfect for growing in a school greenhouse.
Five ways to use trellis in your garden

Five ways to use trellis in your garden

Add interest to your garden with trellis. This versatile fence panel has many uses, from climbing flower displays to privacy screening.
How to pick the best shed for your allotment

How to pick the best shed for your allotment

How do you pick the best shed for your allotment? We asked some of our favourite bloggers for their top tips. Have a read!
Shed interior design - tips from the experts

Shed interior design - tips from the experts

Summer's the perfect time to decorate the interior of your shed. But where to start? Check out these interior designer's (and sheddies) tips and tricks to transform your garden building.
How to brew beer in a garden shed

How to brew beer in a garden shed

Brewing beer in a garden shed can give you your very own dedicated space which doesn’t take up room in your home. Our guide explains how to brew beer in a garden shed.
Best climbing plants for arbours and arches

Best climbing plants for arbours and arches

Add vertical interest to your garden with climbing plants around arbours and arches. Take inspiration from the expert advice given by dogwooddays' Nic Wilson
How to create a writing shed

How to create a writing shed

Every writer needs a space to dedicate to their craft. Take a look at our top tips for how to create your perfect writing shed!
Top tips for eco-friendly living

Top tips for eco-friendly living

Want to do your part to help the environment? We asked some of the best eco-bloggers for their top tips on how to go green
Win a wooden greenhouse with the Waltons eco quiz

Win a wooden greenhouse with the Waltons eco quiz

Take part in our eco quiz and be in with a chance of winning a Waltons mini wooden greenhouse
How to plan your garden using Pinterest

How to plan your garden using Pinterest

Looking to transform your outdoor space? Being digitally savvy and use Pinterest for millions of inspirational photos, links to the best how-tos and more. Read out guide to find out how you can pin your way to a beautiful garden
10 ways to add kerb appeal

10 ways to add kerb appeal

Want to improve your home’s long-term kerb appeal, or are you getting ready to sell? Here’s our handy checklist on 10 ways to add kerb appeal.
How to build a fire pit

How to build a fire pit

Take a look at our tutorial for building a warming fire pit for your garden...
Growing in an urban setting

Growing in an urban setting

Find out how to transform any city garden - or even a balcony or window box - into a thriving vegetable plot.
Writers in Sheds

Writers in Sheds

How many of these famous writers did you know wrote in sheds?
Shed landscaping tips from the experts

Shed landscaping tips from the experts

Think about how you're going to fit your new garden building into your space at home - placement, aspect and colour all matter
Get your garden BBQ ready in less than an hour

Get your garden BBQ ready in less than an hour

Barbecue season is here - are you ready? Here are our tips and ideas for getting your garden BBQ ready in one hour!
Six sheds to improve your life

Six sheds to improve your life

Find out how a garden building can give you a better life. Get your inspiration right here!
How to throw a kitsch cocktail party in your garden

How to throw a kitsch cocktail party in your garden

It's time for a summer garden party - but what's your theme? Let us guide you through getting your cocktail kitsch on!
Michael Perry’s top RHS Chelsea Flower Show picks

Michael Perry’s top RHS Chelsea Flower Show picks

Michael Perry takes a trip around RHS Chelsea Flower Show and shares with Waltons his favourite picks
Ten top recyclers’ blogs

Ten top recyclers’ blogs

Wondering how to get the best use out of old furniture, clothes, wood or more? Check out our favourite recyclers' blogs and get inspired!
What happens in the man cave...

What happens in the man cave...

A garden shed is a popular place to build a man cave. Check out some of the ones we found!
7 tips for setting up a gym in your shed

7 tips for setting up a gym in your shed

How do you set up a gym in your garden shed? Check out our 7 tips to help you on your way to fitness.
Meet the sheddies

Meet the sheddies

Meet the Sheddies. A tribe of shed-lovers who work, rest and play in their sheds. Check out these practical spaces and imaginative garden domains!
How to create an outdoor entertaining space

How to create an outdoor entertaining space

Discover these awesome ideas and advice for creating a low maintenance garden designed for entertaining.
How to create your own shedcation spot

How to create your own shedcation spot

Our guide takes you through everything that you need to know about creating your own shedcation glamping retreat your back garden.
Best of 2015

Best of 2015

We are currently updating our website to add instructions on how to build each of our individual products but for now we have written an article on how to build a raised bed as we are being asked quite frequently.
The Making of the Waltons Space Shed

The Making of the Waltons Space Shed

This article informs you of the log cabin kits we have in our range and the benefits of them.
Essentials of hosting a Rugby World Cup garden party

Essentials of hosting a Rugby World Cup garden party

Learn how you can brew your own beer in a garden shed!
10 ways to keep your children entertained this summer

10 ways to keep your children entertained this summer

Discover the story behind the Waltons Space Shed
My urban garden makeover

My urban garden makeover

Discover how Gemma transformed her small urban garden
Shed of the Year 2015

Shed of the Year 2015

Our favourites from this year's Shed of the Year competition
The Other Flower Show

The Other Flower Show

Eight artists were unleashed on plain sheds, the results were amazing
Me, Myself and My Shed

Me, Myself and My Shed

Guest blogger Alison from Wooly Green talks about her new found love of sheds
Our new blog partner

Our new blog partner

Meet our new guest blogger, Alison Marsden from Wooly Green
Recipe of the week: Rhubarb Ripple and Ginger Crumble

Recipe of the week: Rhubarb Ripple and Ginger Crumble

Grow it, cook it, eat it. We show you how to make our favourite allotment desserts.
How to Throw a Winter Garden Party!

How to Throw a Winter Garden Party!

Read all about our tips for throwing a unique, memorable garden party...
A Look Back at Historical Gardens....

A Look Back at Historical Gardens....

Take inspiration from historical gardens in this blog post...
Small Garden Ideas

Small Garden Ideas

Got a small garden? Take a look at our tips for how to make the most of your space
Can I Live in my Garden Shed?

Can I Live in my Garden Shed?

Everything you need to know about living in your garden shed.
The Best 5 Gardens from Around the World

The Best 5 Gardens from Around the World

Take a look at our list of the best gardens from around the World...

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