20 favorite garden cottages & sheds

Creative ideas for backyard retreats, detached home offices, and reinvented sheds

Garden cottage
Thomas J. Story

Garden cottage greenhouse

Owner Connie Featherston overwinters her orchids and raises heirloom vegetable seedlings in this 8- x 10-foot garden shed in Exeter, California.

“I had to put a clock in there because I have so much fun, I literally lose track of time,” she says.

A 'Cecile Brunner' climbing rose arches over the garden shed entry. The shed features a recycled door and windows that let in plenty of light.

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