Shed of the Year 2019 winner announced

Congratulations to Chris Hield from Buxton who has won this year's Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol with Bux End, a shed inspired by The Hobbit. More than 16,000 votes for 3,000 entrants in seven categories were cast this year, the 13th time it has run.

“I’m delighted – and in shock!" he told competition organiser Uncle Wilco. "We are massive Lord of the Rings fans so when we decided to build our own shed we knew it had to be a hobbit hole. It had to fit in with the wildlife and nature that we have cultivated in the rest of our garden so the grass roof was a big feature. Whenever we got any seeds for wild flowers we have just thrown them over the top of the shed and they have thrived."

In addition to the prestigious title, Chris wins £1,000, a wooden plaque, £100 worth of Cuprinol products and a massive crown for his shed. For more details see Uncle Wilco's Shed Blog and for more images of Bux End, go to its section on