15 of Our Favorite Raised Garden Beds
A raised garden bed can hold anything from vegetables to your favorite roses, and there are so many pros to using the planting system: You can control the spread of wieldy plants, make changes to the soil without affecting an entire patch of ground, and spend hours tending to your crops without putting so much strain on your back or knees. What's more, there are so many different iterations of raised beds on the market, which means you can find one that fits your space's size constraints and aesthetic. Whether you're looking to plant a pollinator-friendly plot of flowers or a small square of vegetables and herbs, we're sharing some of the best raised garden beds to get you started.
So, what type of raised bed should you purchase? First and foremost, think about what you're trying to plant. If great drainage is essential to the success of your intended crops, a mid-height option will work the best. On the other hand, if you're simply trying to prevent invasive herbs like mint from overtaking the rest of your edible plants, a lower plot should be fine. If that's the case for you, you'll be pleased to know that we found plenty of options for raised garden beds that are only inches off of the ground, serving more as an enclosure than a fully raised system. And if you're looking to spend more time in the garden and less time on the couch resting your sore back, then one of the ergonomically-friendly waist-high garden beds we've found will definitely work for you. We considered budget, too, which is why you will find several inexpensive garden bed ideas on this list—several of which clock in under $100.
Our Favorite Raised Garden Beds
- Best Choice Products Raised Garden Bed, 48" by 24" by 30"
- Stratco Raised Garden Bed in Slate Gray
- Martha Stewart Garden "Faux Bois" Raised Garden Box
- Best Choice Products Outdoor Wooden Raised Garden Bed, 8'' by 2''
- VegTrug ″Wallhugger″ Raised Garden Bed in Gray
- RomanStack Cascade Blend Concrete Raised Garden Bed
- VegTrug Trough Planter, 24'' by 16''
- Easy Grow Planter
- Graf ″Hexagon″ Raised Garden Bed, 10''
- InfiniteWoodCraft U-Shaped Cedar Raised Bed Garden Kit, 6' by 6'
We also found raised garden beds in a variety different mediums, which means you'll be able to find the option that fits your garden's aesthetic. No garden? No problem! These raised beds are great for patios and balconies, too—don't let a lack of land stop you from transforming your outdoor area, whatever its size, into a green oasis. Whether you gravitate towards something made from galvanized steel with a vintage-inspired design or a faux bois planter that reminds you of the countryside, you're sure to find the perfect raised bed here for you.