Friday, May 23, 2008

National Shed Week - the countdown begins...

The race is on to win the coveted Shed of the Year title which will be held this summer as part of the second National Shed Week. Organised by the internationally famous, National Shed Week (which runs from July 7 until July 13 2008) will celebrate one of the cornerstones of British culture, the not so humble Garden Shed.

Can this year's sheddies beat the wonderful and unique sheds that we showcased in the inaugural Shed Week last year, including the amazing Shed of the Year 2007 which was a Roman Temple built by Tony Rogers? (pictured above). This year's judges are property guru Sarah Beeny, wind-up radio inventor Trevor Baylis, Professor of beach huts Kathryn Ferry, Treehugger's eco-architect Lloyd Alter, Uncle Wilco from, and me.

Sheddies still have time to "Share their Sheds" at the site and can enter their buildings on the website ready for the judging in late June.

This year we are very pleased to announce that one of the UK's leading online garden building companies, Garden Buildings Direct will be the official sponsor and shed partner for this year's Shed Week and will be providing the prize for the Shed of the Year Competition. The grand prize will total £500 and the winner will be able to choose products from Garden Buildings Direct or products from one of their sister websites selling extensive ranges of garden furniture, outdoor toys, fitness equipment and BBQ's.

This is the second year we have run the competition which pits wooden sheds against TARDISes, and garden offices against beach huts in a battle royal to win the title of Shed of the Year 2008.


  1. Hope the mention in the sidebar of ESTHER IN THE GARDEN is ok.

    Let me know if not.

    (You come in at the top and at the bottom.)


  2. More than ok, it's an honour to appear there.