Serious gardeners need more than just a patch of grass to prepare plants for planting. A garden workshop is a great way to create a usable space for preparing plants, storing equipment, and even growing some plants from seedlings. The first step in creating a garden workshop is determining how you will use the space, and where you will build it. Be sure to take careful measurements of that space to ensure the workshop can be built without interfering with boundary lines or other structures, and also take note of how the presence of the workshop will affect shade in the planting area if it is built close to the garden.
If you intend to include a greenhouse within the garden workshop, you will need to pay close attention to how the sun strikes certain areas in your yard. The amount of sunlight that strikes the roof of the garden workshop will affect how useful the greenhouse will be, so observe the sun throughout the day to figure out the best configuration. You may want to consider installing a sink with a hose attachment, which means you will need to run plumbing to the workshop. This will be useful for maintaining plants within the greenhouse as well as for cleaning up after potting projects.
A potting station should be present within any garden workshop. This work station can be as simple as a small table, or it can be more elaborate, with planting-specific designs in mind. Pegboard is a useful addition to any workspace. This board comes in large panels that can be cut to any size, and the board will feature a series of small holes in which pegs or hooks can be hung. Once the pegboard is hung from a wall, tools can be stored on the pegboard when not in use without taking up valuable space on a workbench or on the floor.
Think about how much space you will need in your garden workshop. While some yards will constrain how large the structure can be, others are large enough to accommodate any size of structure. This does not necessarily mean you should build a large shed, however. You will need to determine what kinds of tools you will store and what other items will be built or placed in the workshop. If, for example, you intend to store a lawn tractor in the workshop, you will need a larger space with a wider door through which the tractor can be driven.