Best garden storage boxes 2022: Solutions for a tidy outdoor space

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Want to free up space in your garden to see the grass? While protecting your items from damage caused by rain, wind or sun? A garden box is a simple solution.

No matter the size of your garden – from a small patio to acres of green grass – a practical and well-designed storage box can neatly store your things and keep them safe. There are all shapes and sizes available with varying capacities, designs ranging from rustic to contemporary, and features to make them easy to use. Some are even multifunctional – being able to act as a side table or a seat if you add a cushion.

What to look for when choosing the best garden storage boxes?

Cut: Consider the size of your storage box and its place in your garden. Do you have a lot to store and do you need space for all your items? Or would a small one be enough and fit well on your patio? Or maybe it would suit your garden to have a few little ones dotted around? Choose wisely and make sure you have enough space to fit the one you have selected.

Design: Choose between wood or plastic, square or rectangular, white or natural green – there are plenty on the market, so shop around until you find what suits you best. Consider the material, shape and color and pay attention to the pros and cons – for example wooden boxes may need to be treated with varnish from time to time, a plastic box may be more weather resistant and long length box can fit your back fence better.

Features: Look for storage boxes that are weather resistant i.e. water, rust and UV resistant. A high quality box should keep its shape, color and shell intact while protecting your items and keeping them dry. Some are also lockable to add extra security.

Where should you put your storage box?

It depends on you and your outdoor setup. You can go straight past the back door so the contents are easily accessible, in a nook at the end of your garden to keep it discreet, or on the patio so you can double up as a seat when needed. You call the shots.

Ideas for what to store in your garden storage box

We’ve rounded up the best storage boxes to keep your garden tidy and your garden accessories safe…

Kettler Palma aluminum garden cushion storage box

john lewis

Kettler is known for its durable outdoor furniture designs and this modern looking storage box will be a great addition to your outdoor space all year round. It’s rust-proof thanks to its powder-coated aluminum design and has a zippered waterproof liner inside to keep things dry and protected in all weathers – rain, wind and frost.

Easily lift the lid (it has gas pistons to help you) and fill the box with cushions, blankets and any other outdoor accessories. Keep it in one place or use the wheels on one side to move it around. A contemporary look that achieves its goal.

Lifetime 439.11L Heavy Duty Resin Storage Box

Wayfair

The high-density polyethylene construction of this large box makes it a sturdy and durable option for storing your garden essentials. It’s water, rust and UV resistant so it can withstand any weather and will pack a lot with a 439.11 liter capacity.

It has handles on the sides if it needs to be maneuvered and can be locked with a padlock on the front of the lid. Settle on your patio or at the bottom of your lawn and keep your garden looking its best.

Pacific Lifestyle Bermuda Large Pillow Box

Robert Dyas

This clever storage box will instantly add style and sophistication to your garden while neatly stacking your kids’ garden toys and tools. Choose from grey, dove gray or slate gray – all are made from a synthetic rattan (an imitation of natural rattan but weatherproof) and a powder-coated aluminum frame. This means that the box is not only stylish, but built to last with high quality, durable materials.

Chatsworth Outdoor Storage Unit

Cox & Cox

Items from the Cox & Cox Chatsworth collection are designed to look distressed to create a shabby chic vibe. Choose this outdoor storage cabinet from the range, made of untreated fir wood, natural spruce and an aged galvanized metal top on hinges to save space in your outdoor space while creating a vintage atmosphere.

Available in small or large, the box is strong and sturdy and will add character to your garden. Tip: use a wood treatment to protect it and prolong its life.

Suncast 83 liter outdoor storage seat

john lewis

This cute little 83 liter storage box doubles as a comfortable seat – place it in the corner of your garden or outside on the patio, and it won’t take up much space but will open up the possibilities of accommodation. Its durable resin construction makes it suitable for all seasons and super easy to clean, with the paneled look making it stylish. Perfect for any size garden, it’s a practical storage solution, available in light taupe or stone grey.

Keter Marvel Plus Garden Storage Box

Argos

The integrated handles and wheels make it a very user-friendly design to easily maneuver around your garden. With a generous 270 liters of storage capacity, load up with garden gear, toys and outdoor cushions, then lock down and use the top as extra seating for up to two adults when entertaining. The sage green color paired with its wood panel finish is an attractive look, while keeping things safe and dry inside thanks to its weather resistant properties. It also has an affordable price.

Sol 27 Outdoor Plastic storage box 113L

Wayfair

Completely black and compact, use this classic cubic storage box to store any garden tools, cushions or toys. It’s weatherproof to withstand all seasons, rain or shine and multi-functional – just close the lid and use it as a side table or outdoor seat. A cheap and cheerful option to help tidy up any garden clutter while standing unobtrusively next to your patio or lawn.

Keter Capri Garden Storage Box

Amazon

An Amazon flagship for garden storage – the Capri model from Keter in anthracite can hold up to 305 liters in its long rectangular shaped trunk. The polypropylene woven wicker look provides UV and water resistant protection and features wheels and built-in handles to easily transport it around your outdoor space. Lock the lid then use it as a bench or place objects up to 240g on top of the box to get the most out of it.

Monaco 71 Gallon Plastic Storage Box

Robert Dyas

Store your garden tools and accessories neatly in this deep storage box, with a large capacity of 270 litres. The neutral color with a gray top will match any garden setting and spruce up any unnecessary clutter scattered outside, while protecting your items from damage. Its molded polypropylene panels provide a durable, long-lasting design that’s resistant to all weather conditions and there’s a sturdy lid to keep anything unwanted in.

Kingfisher Ospromo 150L storage box

Amazon

Open Kingfisher’s medium sized trunk, place your cushions, boots, planting accessories and anything inside and close it securely for guaranteed protection. The cool white color will blend nicely against walls and add style to your garden, while the rectangular design will suit many different sized items indoors to free up space in your garden. Watch your items stay dry, and if you decide to move the box, it’s simple: the lightweight construction and built-in handles do the work for you.

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