This post is about a garden workshop, one of the best I have ever seen. It belongs toPeter Keeping and his partner, Sheila Cule, who are reigning world monarchs for clematis growing. They travel “home” to the UK frequently just so they can add to their domestic Canadian collection. But look at their workhop. For gardeners, it is would be a dream come true to have such a place to work.
More than it looks, though the workshop looks like a simple plastic covered greenhouse, don’t be fooled by the book’s cover. Peter and Sheila have created the ideal garden workshop inside this structure.
Even a non-gardener has to admire to practicality and effective usability of this organized and sun brightened gardening workshop. Natural lighting all day long makes the place bright and welcoming for the garden toiler to work in on a rainy or cold day. This isn’t a refuge, it is an artist’s studio.
Peter and Sheila undoubtedly explain their ideal garden workshop setup when they speak to gardening audiences. Their workshop is well planned: spacious with organized shelving and work tables; storage out of the way, but not out of sight; great natural lighting making the place conducive for doing table gardening work; enclosed and protected from the open elements outside. Any would be gardener would love working in this workshop.