Gardening is fun because you get such a great reward for your labors–food & flowers! But if animals eat your produce before you do, it’s quite a bummer. That’s why raised garden beds are such a great idea. They can help protect your seedlings from unwelcome animals. And the good news is that it’s relatively simple to make a raised bed yourself! I gathered some easy DIY raised garden bed ideas–I hope you find some inspiration! Check out this article from Morning Chores for more Garden inspiration!
Easy DIY Raised Garden Bed
Earth Easy sells raised garden beds that are simple to install and include a clear tent on top. This is a great way to turn your outdoor garden into a greenhouse. If you’d like to make this more of a DIY project you could copy the idea yourself.
Apartment Therapy posted detailed directions for making your very own raised garden bed with a detachable greenhouse covering. I love the way this looks, and it’s small enough that it would fit in most backyards.
My Daily Randomness built this raised garden bed for her backyard, and I think it’s just fabulous. It’s a great idea to split a large garden bed down the middle so that you can access all sides and angles of the garden. And the lighting is a great idea too!
Wisconsin Mommy built this beautiful portable, raised garden bed that is nice and compact and stays off the ground! This is especially appropriate for a backyard that sees a lot of little critters. You don’t want rabbits eating your precious vegetables!
Family Handyman posted instructions for building this lovely patio which highlights raised garden beds. You can use garden beds for more than growing vegetables! They can also be useful when designing patio areas outdoors.
The Garden Glove posted this lovely garden area that features cement garden boxes. These would be a very fun DIY project, and they help set off different areas of your backyard beautifully. Just make sure you build them exactly where you want them–there’s no moving them once they’re built!
Concrete Exchange had the great idea of incorporating raised garden beds into outdoor furniture. This bench is a beautiful example and would be a great DIY project to recreate. It would certainly add style to any outdoor space.
Listotic posted a great idea for a raised garden bed that would be easy to make yourself. All you need are some cinder blocks! You could add planter shelves to the main box like in this example, or you could make a simple long garden box. I love this idea!
Lushome posted this lovely idea for a backyard space that incorporates lots of raised garden beds. These beds look lovely clustered together with walkways in the between, and I especially love the seating around the edge of the planters. Seating would help make garden easier!
I Am That Lady posted a great idea for making cool-looking garden beds. Instead of plain old wood, these beds incorporate galvanized metal. As time goes on, the metal will develop a lovely patina–perfect for a rustic outdoor space. This is one of my favorite easy DIY raised garden bed ideas!
Vegetable Gardner posted detailed directions for making your own wooden garden box with a removable pest gate. Usually pest gates are a bit inconvenient. But since this one is removable, you’ll have an easy tie gardening–just like usual.
Modern Bushman posted directions for making a DIY raised vegetable garden for only $24. The boxes are made out of garden edging logs which are durable and cost effect. Plus, they lend themselves to a rustic, outdoorsy feel which may be just the thing for your backyard.
If you’d like to grow some vines, you may want to build a raised garden bed that includes a trellis. This isn’t very difficult, but it will add some time to your project. The results are totally worth it! Thanks for the image, Daily Fun Pics!
Sunset posted detailed directions for building the perfect raised garden bed. This bed is the perfect size and it can definitely be completed in just one weekend. So you better gather all your materials together–you’ve got very little time to waste!
Remove and Replace posted an awesome idea for building your raised garden beds–put them on casters! This way you can wheel your garden beds around wherever they need to go. If they need more sun–or less–no problem!
Not interested in DIYing? Check out the Garden Tower Project for cool container gardens.
Which one of these easy DIY raised garden bed ideas will you try?
Thank you so much for collecting all these gems in one place!
What an awesome idea!
Rodney Drake says
I am looking for a way to build my own raised garden bed. I have my herbs in pots right now, but not satisfied with the results.
Could always use a set of stairs and line the pots up the steps. Size reflects your needs
I am wanting to do raised beds for my garden but I am curious if you can use pressure treated wood? Would the pressure treated wood not be good for the plants? I would appreciate the answer if you knew.
I wonder if the chemicals used to make it pressure treated could leach out into the soil, the plant, and vegetables.
len kampf says
There is so much controveries when using pressure treated would. The yellow wood manufacturer uses copper sulfate for the wood. Before 2009 arsenic and cyanide were used in treated wood.
It is a decision you will have to make.
The chemicals in the treated wood wil leach into the soil of the bed. It is ok to use, if you plant flowers. But not for a food source.
Like Len commented above treated wood does not contain arsenic or poisonous chemicals any longer, take it from a Fence Company owner, now the treatments are copper based which do not pose the same threats, you can allways use a thick plastic to line the interior of the box to prevent any chemicals from contaminating the plants, by law arsenic is out.treated wood is cheaper and will last longer than other woods.
Line your bed with professional landscaping cloth. That’s it!
How do you keep the dirt in those cinder block planter shelves?
Line the bottom and sides with landscape cloth to allow the water to drain through but keep most if not all of the soil inside. Also highly recommend lining the bottom with quarter inch wire mesh from the hardware or landscape store to keep gophers and voles from getting into your vegetable garden.
are there supposed to be instructions , I do not see any for your projects
I would love to see instructions if any one knows where they are…
Instructions should be linked. The links are all in a mustard yellow like color.
Hi – I love the trellis idea – didn’t see any instructions, no mustard links. 🙁
Should be at the top (above the picture I believe) and hopefully it works!
Ann Sanders says
Removable beds is much more convenient! Thanks for sharing this great tips!