The RHS and The Posh Shed Company partner for The RHS Garden Retreat
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Posh Shed Company have extended their highly successful partnership, which began nearly four years ago, with the RHS endorsement of a new shed designed to enhance and support the changing lifestyles of gardeners and non-gardeners alike. It’s called The RHS Garden Retreat
Built to The Posh Shed Company’s very high standards and measuring 4m x 2.5m, The RHS Garden Retreat is fully insulated and double-glazed, under a vaulted living, or ‘green’, roof with a cedar shingled surround. Green roofs boost the thermal performance of the structure while supporting insects and wildlife, thus mitigating the previously uncultivated space the shed may have occupied.
Three planting schemes, devised by the RHS, are available, catering for woodland shade, dry sunny or coastal settings.
Light floods in from three sides – there are three full-length feature windows – while the galleried porch offers shade and shelter and an integral seat from which to enjoy the garden.
The RHS Garden Retreat is an inspirational space to work, pursue a creative hobby, or simply enjoy nature.
Following the first lockdown in 2020, a survey commissioned by the RHS revealed that seven out of ten people considered that having a garden boosted their mental health*. Many people have continued to work from home part-time and have kept up leisure pursuits established during lockdown.
The RHS Garden Retreat has been designed to help balance this new way of life with the benefits of spending time in the garden.
The RHS Garden Retreat is on permanent display within Battleston Hill at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, a beautiful woodland garden. It is available to order at www.theposhshedcompany.co.uk.
Founded in 2008, The Posh Shed Company designs and builds wooden sheds of only the highest quality. They are attractive, functional, built to last and remain dry inside – perfect for a variety of needs. All The Posh Shed Company’s products are hand-made by skilled craftspeople in Herefordshire – and can be made to order to meet the exact requirements of each customer.
Richard Frost, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Posh Shed Company says: “The ‘garden shed’ can and should be so much more than merely functional: it should also be a space to enjoy the garden, a place to relax or work and a destination within your own outside world to sit and watch nature at work – somewhere that is great for your wellbeing. It is with this in mind that we have partnered with the RHS to create The RHS Garden Retreat. We are delighted to be involved with this project.”
Cathy Snow, Licensing Manager, RHS, says: “More than ever, the mental and physical health benefits of gardens and gardening are being recognised and appreciated, and the way that people use their gardens is changing as a result. We are very pleased to have worked with The Posh Shed Company to develop The RHS Garden Retreat, which can provide a stylish, comfortable sanctuary in your garden to pursue hobbies or work from home while connecting with nature.”