Beautiful Raised Beds

Amazing, modern, metal raised bed in heritage green.

Raised beds have become a very popular feature in gardens today. Sold in all sorts of different materials, shapes and sizes, they can be both useful and attractive at the same time.




Materials

The main materials used to create these wonderful raised beds are wood and metal, although some are available in UPVC, too.

Wood is the more traditional option, giving a softer cottage garden feel.  Even so, they can be used to great effect in a modern garden design.

Metal raised beds tend to be flatter, shinier and therefore sleeker, being well suited to a modern design style. Find out more about these amazing, contemporary style, metal raised beds here.

There are standard sizes, heights and colours - Anthracite Grey and Heritage Green, but can be created as bespoke units in a colour of your choice, and in different heights to suit your space.

Sleek, modern metal raised bed in anthracite grey.

Raised Beds - Uses and Styles

Ideal for creating interesting and beautiful beds next to pergolas so that plants can grow up the posts and rafters, especially if the pergola is on a patio, they can also be put to many other uses.

Just look at this lovely tiered raised bed housing architectural and vibrantly coloured planting against a white fence.

Tiered raised bed for plants or vegetables.

Black is very 'in' at the moment, and here we have a black metal container in the veg patch. Very chic!

This particular make comes in different sizes and styles, with extension options for the long beds. Pop up net covers are available, too, so that crops remain safe!

A contemporary, metal, black raised bed.

So pretty. This raised bed with a shelf is reminiscent of staging in a greenhouse. It's just a beautiful feature with its trailing plants.  It could be used as a display for annuals, ringing the changes each year.

Lovely wooden raised bed with a shelf.

Here we have the standard raised beds, available in many different sizes, used for growing vegetables. Of course, they could be used for plants, too. There are other styles available in wood and metal.

Wooden raised beds in different sizes and heights.

These beautifully crafted wooden raised beds come in all shapes and sizes, even triangular. With curved corners and using planed timber, they look classy and cool.

Beautifully crafted wooden raised beds.

Choosing Your Raised Bed

Things To Consider:

  • How your raised beds will fit into your overall scheme
  • The different materials on offer, and which you prefer
  • The maintenance of the beds - metal beds tend to be powder coated and require less looking after
  • The look you're trying to achieve: modern, country cottage, architectural
  • Its use: vegetables, plants, water feature
  • The height that best fits your need
  • Colour and texture considerations

I've included as many suppliers as I can, across a range of price points, to suit everybody's needs. There are some real stunners out there.

Enjoy exploring all the different ideas!







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