An eco-friendly bee haven has been crowned Shed of the Year, pipping a converted black cab and an Irish pub to the esteemed position.
Handmade by firefighter, George Smallwood from Sheffield, the shed - not only far more impressive than what most people have in their gardens - is a self-watering, self-sufficient home for vegetables, herbs and insects.
Not only does the shed look far more impressive than what most people have in their gardens, but it’s also a self-watering and self-sufficient home for vegetables, herbs and insects.
The shed features two beehives, a vegetable patch, a 'bug house' in the main shed and a wildflower garden on the roof. It took the firefighter and a friend two months to build.
For Smallwood, 33, winning the 2018 title and a £1,000 cash prize was a “welcome surprise”.
“We hope our shed will inspire others around the UK to create spaces for wildlife in their gardens,” he said.
The annual competition features eight categories including eco-friendly creations, budget outbuildings and historic-like structures.