There are tons of raised bed garden kits that you can buy and assemble yourself. But many designs can be recreated for less using upcycled or repurposed materials, or even basic lumber from the hardware store. And with a DIY design, you can make it as simple or as complex as you like to make it better fit your particular garden.
If you don’t have room for traditional raised beds in your garden, there are many variations on the idea that work for compact spaces like a small patio, patio, or balcony. Vertical growing towers, window boxes and wall planters also give you planting space to grow everything from lettuce and herbs to violets and petunias.
We’ve rounded up a few simple raised bed garden ideas that don’t require an engineering degree to create. With some basic tools and a weekend afternoon or two, you can create these raised bed gardens for your own backyard. You can follow the tutorials or use them as inspiration for your own designs.
Ahead, our favorite raised bed garden ideas that are pretty and practical for any garden area: