A Woman's Shed

A Woman's Shed

When we think of the garden shed we normally assume it's the man's domain in the garden, but why shouldn't the ladies have a shed just for themselves too? In this brilliant new book, author Gill Heriz explores more than 70 garden sheds belonging to women across the country, to find out why they have them and what they do with them. From sheds that are lived in to sheds that are worked in or simply used as storage space, Gill discovers the sheds belonging to puppet-makers, sculptors, writers, farmers and woodcutters among many other fascinating people.

From the quirky to the creative, feel inspired as you delve into the secret world behind the wooden door. From sheds with a grass-covered roof and sheds converted to chicken coops, to regular garden storage and sheds for makers and artists - there are many unusual designs and clever spaces that are sure to make you think twice about your shed at home.

Meet Anne who turned her Sunday school room into a studio where she makes masks, and Jeanette who draped her shed in fabric and beautiful cushions and added in a bed to make it the perfect personal retreat. Each section of the book is divided into chapters including 'sheds for painters', 'sheds for living', 'sheds for makers', 'sheds for sculptors and potters', 'sheds for growers', 'sheds for working', 'sheds for builders' and 'thinking about a shed' – to help you feel inspired to turn your own shed into a personal haven.

A Woman's Shed by Gill Heriz, published by CICO Books, is available to buy from all good book shops, RRP £19.99.

Related books
Posted 1st Feb 2018

Plant Lore and Legend

Posted 6th Jun 2017

The Eco Smallholding: Planning and Designing for Sustainability

Posted 16th Sep 2016

The Natural World of Needle Felting

Posted 16th Sep 2016

The Nature Explorer's Scrapbook

Posted 16th Sep 2016


Posted 16th Sep 2016


July issue on sale 7th June

Subscribe to our newsletter