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Best garden storage boxes

Keep your possessions dry and your outdoor space tidy with our selection of the best garden storage boxes on the market.

We all need storage space, whether it’s in our homes or gardens. Often, chests and other outdoor boxes are overlooked, but these days, there are hundreds of practical and beautiful ones on the market. And some even come in the form of multi-functional tables and benches. 

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From plastic and moulded resin to steel and treated wood, there are numerous styles available when it comes to garden storage boxes. Plus, you’ll find options in a wide range of colours, including grey, brown and black, as well as natural wood tones. 

So, whether your outdoor space has a modern look, or whether your home is more rustic in style, you’re sure to find a high-quality garden storage box to suit it. Keep scrolling for our pick of the best ones out there. 

Best garden storage boxes

Arbor Garden Solutions Wooden Tool Chest

A wooden chest with padlock on a white background.

If you’re looking for a garden storage box with a natural look, try this rustic garden chest made from responsibly sourced softwood pine. The frame has been pressure-treated to maximise its strength and durability, and the base is raised off the ground to keep it dry and rot-free. 

This garden storage box is 127cm in length and has an internal capacity of over 1,140L, so there’s plenty of room to store outdoor furniture and equipment.

Deuba 190L Storage Box

A grey plastic storage box on a white background.

Thanks to its compact dimensions, this attractive storage box would work just as well on balconies and terraces as it would in a large garden. It’s just 78cm in length and has a capacity of 190 litres – ideal for keeping cushions, blankets and small belongings out of the rain.

Despite being made of plastic, this storage box has a wood-textured finish. And it comes with two side recesses, so picking it up is easy. Plus, there’s a hinged lid and a space to add a padlock for security.

Garden Trading Aldsworth Outdoor Storage Box

A wood storage box with a metal lid on a white background.

You can always rely on Garden Trading to sell beautiful yet practical products. This outdoor storage box is part of the brand’s Aldsworth range, which is made from grey-washed Spruce. 

There are two sizes available, with widths of 80cm and 104cm, but both have a slanted, hinged lid made from galvanised sheet metal to protect them from the elements.

Keter 570L Resin Storage Box

A dark brown resin storage box on a white background.

For a simple, practical storage solution, look no further than this 570L garden box from Keter. Although it’s designed to look like textured wood, it’s made from recycled moulded resin, which is water, rust and rot resistant. It also has soft-close pistons in the lid for easy access, and is lockable, so your belongings will be secure. 

When the lid is down, use the storage box as handy extra seating or a table top for food and drinks. 

Kettler Palma Aluminium Garden Cushion Storage Box

A black steel storage box on a white background.

This industrial-style garden storage box should fit in well with modern gardens. The exterior shell is constructed from powder-coated aluminium, so it will stand up to the elements without rusting. The lid is fitted with gas pistons for easy lifting, and there are wheels on one side of the box, so moving it to your desired location should be hassle-free. 

The chest as a whole is 138cm in length and 67cm deep, and it comes complete with a zip-up waterproof lining to give the contents added protection. 

Outsunny Wood Effect Coffee Table

A storage box on a white background.

A versatile option, this garden storage box doubles as an indoor side or bedside table. It’s constructed with high-quality polypropylene plastic, so it can withstand the elements if placed outside. For an elegant finish, it has a wood-like texture and foot pads to protect your floor or patio. 

With a capacity of 50L and a total height of just 43cm, this storage box is the smallest option on our list. It’s ideal for compact spaces or using as an addition to an existing patio furniture set. 

Rowlinson Prestbury Cushion Box

A woven-style grey storage box on a white background.

Although this garden storage box appears to be a natural, woven rattan chest, it comes fitted with pneumatic lid struts for easy lifting and a heavy-duty, zip-up waterproof liner. There’s also extra weatherproofing in the lid to make sure the box’s contents stay dry.

At 120cm wide and 81cm deep, the storage box has 572L of space to keep your outdoor bits and bobs tidy. But it should blend in nicely, thanks to its pale grey colouring. With its simple, understated design and attractive finish, it’s well suited to a wide range of outdoor spaces, from minimal, modern settings to rustic cottage gardens.

Why not combine this box with other furniture items from the Rowlinson Prestbury range? There are many garden products available, from the bistro and lounger sets to the six-seater dining table.

Suncast Resin Wicker Deck Box 

A dark brown woven-style storage box on a white background.

Thanks to its double-layer resin walls, this large garden storage box is robust, waterproof and attractive, with a woven-style finish. You won’t need any tools to put it together, and you can attach your own padlock for added security. 

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In total, the garden box is 127cm in length and 65cm in height and depth, with 375L of internal storage space – enough for outdoor furniture and other bulky items. If you’re after a slightly smaller chest in the same style, take a look at Suncast’s cube version