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Top 10 most popular raised garden beds

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager



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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New Contributor

I just finished my "tall man" vege garden box and we will start to plant this weekend. All timber, tools and accessories were bought from either the Keperra or Brendale stores.  It turned out better than I hoped considering I have never worked with large pieces of Timber before only ever small wooden projects. Thanks Bunnings!




Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Looks fantastic @mdstorrs. Well done! Many thanks for sharing. 


Let me also extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We look forward to seeing more of your projects and reading about your future plans. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have something to share. And please let me know if you ever need help getting the most from the site or have any feedback about how we can improve Workshop for you.


All the best,





what the best thing to put infront of a colour bond fence to stop soil rotting the fence as i need to build it up a foot or so with dirt

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