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.


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. You can find some amazing ones here.

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

Other suppliers offer metal raised beds, too.

For the more unusual, both modern and very traditional, you will have lots of choice here. Not your usual run-of-the-mill ones. There are some gorgeous galvanised steel raised beds.

There are so many metal ones to choose from here, it is mind-boggling!

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. The possibilities are endless.

Tiered raised bed for plants or vegetables.

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

Beautifully crafted wooden raised beds.

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 annual colour, 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.

There are many traditional raised beds to be found here in lots of different and interesting styles.

How about a raised bed with a seat. If you are unable to stand for long, these are ideal and can be used for both flowers and vegetables.

Kit-A-Raised bed tier with seat

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, require less looking after and last longer
  • 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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