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Top 10 most popular raised garden beds

Community Manager Jason
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A raised garden bed can help improve the quality and quantity of home-grown fruit and vegetables.

 

It can be easier to keep weeds at bay, easier to ensure optimal growing conditions, and easier to water your plants. A raised bed can also look terrific, yet be surprisingly easy to make.

 

We hope you are inspired by what clever and creative Workshop members have built. Please let us know if you need a hand building your own: we have many members happy to share their experience and knowledge.

 

Here’s our top 10 most popular raised garden beds on Workshop by pageviews:Raised Vegie Garden by Bruceprince.jpgTimber sleepers are commonly used for raised garden beds

 

1. Raised vegie garden by @bruceprince

 

These large and sturdy raised beds constructed with timber sleepers have inspired Workshop members and visitors alike. Bunnings has full instructions for building similar garden beds.

 

2. Raised vegie garden boxes made from fence palings by @Poppop

 

Made as a Christmas present and now residing on either side of a front door, these fantastic boxes are made from treated pine fence palings coasted with linseed oil.

 

3. Raised garden bed made from treated pine by @WoodenGregsWood

 

Designed to be an accessible height, this small raised bed was lined with weed matting and measures 1000mm by 700mm and is 300mm deep.

 

4. Planter boxes from a pallet by @lcantem

 

Workshop member Lester wasn’t sure how to convert pallets into a planter box, but with some helpful advice he soon created a wonderful planter box lined with recycled laserlite sheets.  

Pallet planter boxes by LePallet.JPGPallet wood was finished with a home-made stain 

5. Pallet planter boxes by @LePallet

 

One of the first projects shared by pallet expert Rylie, these fantastic-looking planter boxes were finished with a home-made stain.   

 

6. Herb planter made from flooring offcuts by @Oldfart

 

This well-designed herb planter is a great example of what can be achieved with recycled timber.

 

7. Planter box made from recycled hardwood floorboards by @RodAndo

 

Another fantastic example of repurposing floorboards and recycled hardwood framing to create a strong and attractive planter box.   

8. Jarrah stained planter boxes by @Yorky88

 

Experienced pallet wood builder Marty used long recycled pine pallets for these dazzling planter boxes, adding supports on each panel and uprights in each corner. They are lined with weed matting and feature castor wheels for manoeuvrability.

Planter box clad by Mknilsin.jpgTraditional treated pine sleepers were clad with decking boards 

9. Planter box with timber deck cladding by @maknilsin

 

Part of a major backyard makeover, these attractive planter boxes were made from treated pine sleepers and then clad with decking boards.

 

10. Planter box made from Bunnings fence palings by @Poppop

 

Used to grow herbs, cherry tomatoes and even flowers, this planter is small enough to be able to be moved around a courtyard at different times of the year to take full advantage of the sun.

 

 

More inspiration for your garden

Bed from Recycled Pallets by nolifemanual.jpgThis garden bed was made using pallets and stained with decking oil 

Workshop member @Sporky encouraged the community to get into gardening with simple raised garden beds.

 

Members have also recently been inspired by a garden bed made from recycled pallets by @nolifemanual, who shared a guide to how they were built.

 

Experienced contributor @darylhewston also created some different styles of raised beds that have proved very popular with the community.  

 

Built your own raised garden bed or want more advice? Feel free to join in the discussion and share your project with the Workshop community. 

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