Raised beds are one of the best and effective way to garden. Not only you will have a bountiful harvest but you will be able to extend the season and minimize damage by weeds and pests.
Here are 20 of the best raised beds ideas:
1. Raised Bed with Rainwater Collector and Dining Table
Constructing this kind of raised bed would make for an incredible garden highlight. It also provides an area for magical outdoor dining and an eco-friendly slant thanks to its water conservation system.
2. Chicken Coop Raised Bed
If you own a backyard chicken you can use this space to atop the coop to grow herbs or other plants. A ‘green’ coop roof will keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, while providing sound insulation from heavy rain.
3. Corrugated Metal and Wood Beds
These raised beds are both cheery and functional. Thrifty gardeners may be able to use old shed roofing and reclaimed wood to achieve the same effect for free!
4. Keyhole Garden Raised Bed with Inbuilt Composter
This raised bed uses a few layers and compost to retain moisture and nourish the soil, making it more productive than a conventional garden.
5. Raised Bed with Cold Frame
These raised beds will extend your season. When the weather starts to turn, just drape plastic over the hoops – and you will add a few extra growing weeks in both spring and autumn.
6. Watering Trough Raised Beds
These galvanized containers will successfully save you the hassle of constructing a bed from timber. Just make sure to poke holes in the bottom before lining with gravel to encourage drainage.
7. Tiered Raised Bed
For those who aim at uniqueness and attractiveness, this tiered bed will add texture and depth to your garden. Plant a combination of trailing vines and upright plants for best effect.
8. Wine Box Beds
These wine box beds are ideal for gardeners who like to move their plants around. The boxes can be stacked to a height, organized in tiers or simply arranged side by side.
9. Milk Crate Garden
These milk crate raised beds are flexible and fun. It will be easy for you to lay your hands on empty crates as well!
10. Car Tire Raised Beds
Who would have thought a few worn out car tires could look so good? Apply a lick of paint and arrange in tiers or stacks for an impressive yet thrifty summer garden look.
11. Half Wine Barrel Beds
Simply cut old wine barrels in half and display them on support legs for this classy look!
12. Pallet Raised Beds
A minimal effort is required to keep your garden tidy, simply by laying pallets flat on the ground and planting between the beams.
13. Cinder Block Beds
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to construct a raised garden is by using cinder blocks to create the border.
14. Woven Willow Beds
You could also round up bundles of flexible willow branches and weave them together to form this sturdy and eco-friendly wattle bed.
15. Raised Bed with Benches
How about adding a raised bed with benches for the older gardeners or those with back or knee issues? Simply sit down to plant, weed, harvest and admire your handy work!
16. Spiral Raised Herb Bed
The winding shape of this neat little planter is perfect for showing off your herb garden.
17. Old Plates for Smaller Raised Beds
This raised bed represents an unusual way to highlight shallow raised beds. Use an old set of dishes or choose mismatching plates in the same color scheme to really make the bed pop!
18. Gated Raised Bed and Trellis
Keep your vegetables neat and nice, as well as safe from your pets, with this enclosed raised bed. The backing trellis maximizes growing space.
19. Butterfly Shaped Bed
For a truly stunning raised bed, recreate this butterfly-shaped one.
20. Star Centre Raised Garden
This stunning design dedicates an entire area of the garden to raised vegetable beds. The outer boxes use space well, and encourage vertical growth, while the inner star shape houses a dwarf lemon tree and cascading strawberry plants. It might be harder to construct, but the end result will be worth it!