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I wrote recently about the Shed of the Year competition where garden shed lovers were entering their sheds into the annual competition sponsored by Cuprinol. And the sheer number of different uses for shed was amazing. I've been in the garden shed business for over 33 years and there are unusual sheds which even I had not come across before which goes to prove, in my view anyway, that the sheds themselves are the inspiration for their owners.
At many garden sheds shows through the year you can often see a selection of garden sheds and other garden buildings such as summerhouses and home offices. What you won't see are the, sometimes eccentric, variety of garden sheds entered into this annual contest. In one way that is good because this means you can use your imagination and create a garden shed to suit your needs and whims. Your shed will then be your 'one of'.
A few years ago at Farnley Hall Park, near Leeds in West Yorkshire, it was host to a special celebration to garden sheds called the Shedopolis. The garden festival was like no other and the dedication to what was good and great about the much loved garden shed was evident on the day
The special Shedopolis section, at the I Love West Leeds festival, featured 15 garden sheds, all of which had been converted to several different themes. Each and everyone of the garden sheds was given a make over by artists giving them all a unique appearance All of the sheds were meant to be thought provoking which I'm sure they did. Some examples were the Boatman's Shed, the Jackanory Shed (is this program still running?), a story shed and a disco shed besides many more.
The director of the event, Jane Earnshaw, said at the time that the show was a great celebration of the garden and garden shed. She promised that this popular festival with its headline acts would keep its visitors entertained with one of the main highlights being the Shedopolis.
It always amazes me about the fascination with garden sheds by the British public. It seems like a home is not complete without one and I can see why. The great number of uses for theses versatile buildings are staggering. Being in the garden shed business since before Margaret Thatcher came to power I am pleased this fascination goes on.