The benefits of using shipping containers in garden centres for hire

The benefits of using shipping containers in garden centres for hire

April 13, 2022

The benefits of using shipping containers in garden centres for hire

November 3, 2023
The benefits of using shipping containers in garden centres for hire

Winter is almost here, and the weather has started to get colder. Garden centres are needing to find storage space for their garden inventory and the best solution in this case would be to use shipping containers. Shipping containers, originally designed for transporting goods across the globe, have found a new purpose in the world of gardening.

Purposes of using shipping containers for hire

Apart from garden centres, gardening enthusiasts can take advantage of using shipping containers as well. When winter passes, one of the first tentative steps typically involves getting your garden organised again – i.e. clearing the old, and accommodating the new, and so, shipping containers can prove very useful in both gardening and garden centres.  

Shipping containers have emerged as a revolutionary solution for garden centres, offering a wide array of benefits from sustainability and cost-effectiveness to flexibility and creativity.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

Traditional construction methods often involve significant energy consumption and emissions. In contrast, modifying shipping containers for garden centre use requires fewer resources and generates fewer carbon emissions.

The sustainability of using shipping containers for hire in garden centres extends far beyond the walls of the containers themselves. By embracing eco-friendly solutions, garden centres play a vital role in conserving resources, reducing pollution, and promoting sustainable practices within the gardening industry.

The vast majority of containers can be moved around in your garden centre, with the proper equipment, and this is a very important benefit to consider.

For instance, if you have a fork-truck, you have the flexibility to place your shipping container along the fence on one side of the yard and you might want to experiment with a different position by placing it somewhere else.

As garden centres use lots of garden equipment and machinery, shipping containers are the perfect solution for storing that inventory, where it’s going to be safe and dry. Hiring containers is undoubtedly a cost-effective and sustainable option for garden centres because they don’t need to build sheds or out-buildings and spend money on construction materials and waste time building the storage facility. With our flexible hiring contracts, garden centres have the freedom to use our shipping containers as much as they need.

As the gardening industry continues to flourish, the adaptability and versatility of shipping containers will undoubtedly play a significant role in shaping the future of garden centres worldwide. By embracing these containers, garden centres can not only enhance their retail spaces but also contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.

That was easy, wasn’t it?

Choose the best shipping container size that works according to your gardening storage needs. We offer an extensive range of shipping containers fit for all purposes. Give our hire team a call 023 8052 2167 or drop an email at

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About Willbox

Willbox, part of the Williams Shipping Group, has over 25 years’ experience in container hire and new and used shipping container sales. We can supply containers to meet any need, including site accommodation, storage, and bespoke containers modified to your requirements, and our consultancy service is here to help you make the best choice.

We deliver nationwide from over 20 depots across the country – contact us now for fast and efficient container services.

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