Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 351
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chomom Great Flower Bed
So easy to put together, and looks great. Never got a clear number of bags neede to fill with soil,compost.
I used 10 bags of compost and 8 (2 cubic yards) odd garden soil. It was the exact amount. Love the size and the look. I put it in an area that has poor soil quality and could never get anything to grow.
June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JobsRme easy to set up
I was excited to get this set up and ready to plant. I took out all the pieces of wood, and discovered that there was three extra of the slats. I thought well okay. Assembly instructions are printed on the box the pieces came in. It is pretty simple, You really can't go wrong. My one down side is that the groves that are mechanically done, needs to be cleaned out before sliding them into each of the posts. It just makes it easier to slide without the little wood barbs. If the wood isn't flat, it seems that the pre install would make it better to flatten them out over some hours of having some thing heavy laying on top. Mine would be much better if I had done that. The middle is bowed. It also makes sense to have a clear and clean area to set up your bed. The posts that hold the boards are shown above the boards, but I would think they would be better served if they were put into the ground to give the whole set up better stability. I think you'll see what I mean once you do one side. I guess you could do one side and end put them together and then other side and one end. It would be helpful to have two people with that, but not really needed. Total assembly time is about 20 minutes with the cleaning out of the groves.
June 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Grandma Rotted and warped after 2 years use
We bought many of these beds for a community garden, creating beds of various heights and shapes. We were very pleased with how easily they were assembled and how beautiful they looked. We put an outline of the space with bricks so that the cedar would not directly touch the ground. Now after two years, some of the planks have warped, letting soil leak through. We put boards in at 2 feet which we nailed the planks to. Also there is rot at the dovetailed ends of planks and the posts. We reversed the posts and replaced some planks. I think the sides that come in contact with soil should be lined with plastic. Unless Greenes comes up with a system to improve the wear on this product, I do not recommend it. Greenes is trying to work with us to remedy our complaint and concerns.
April 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ALF Shoddy Workmanship
I was excited about this garden bed. The price seemed right. While assembling it, we had to file out many of the slots so the boards could slide into position. It is REALLY raw wood. Wear gloves. Once we got it together -- which didn't take too long even with the extra filing and sanding of the joints -- we got it loaded with dirt, etc. 1 week later we got rain. The entire garden bed frame shrunk and came out of the joints. Now, we have to buy brackets and go screw the entire thing together as the boards have shrunk up shorter and no longer reach all of the joint pieces. A few of the slats are also warped. I expected the eventual warping, but not the shrinking/separating/shortening -- and NOT after ONE week. My delivery instructions were also not followed, nor did anyone call before the bed was delivered. I give it 3 stars for the price and ease of assembly, and I recommend it with the caveat that you'll have to likely screw it together with brackets -- so you should just buy those things and do it when you assemble the garden bed to save yourself some time later.
September 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ed Not very impressed
I bought 6 garden boxes and I was not very impressed with the quality of the wood. Some boards were not straight at all and some were chipped. The kits are very easy to put together though. This was my first time ordering online from Home Depot and I was disappointed with their mistake because they only delivered 5 boxes so I had to wait over a week for them to send me another one. One of the boxes was missing the screws and they were supposed to send them to me on the second delivery but they screwed that up too. The wood color and cut of the last was kit was vastly different. Overall I don't think I'll buy from Home Depot online again.
July 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NED Great raised bed
I've used these raised bed kits several times. They go together easy and now have survived 2 garden seasons without problems. The only issue I have found is sometimes the boards don't fit into the corners pieces and it's easy to crack a corner piece if you try to force the boards.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lily Good price and quality
It was easy to assemble. My plants feel comfortable there.
March 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Curly Easy to assemble but flimsy
If you want to try a raised garden and want an out-of-the-box solution, as I did, then this is a good buy. The kit was easy to assemble, but the boards are very thin. The grooved ends--the thinnest part--will likely give out in a couple years, as others have noted. If you're handy, you may want to reinforce the corners to try to prolong the garden's lifespan. I wish the garden did not have a board dividing it into two 4 x 4 foot sections, but I was afraid to leave it out because it provides much needed stability. Overall, I'm happy with this purchase and am enjoying my new raised bed.
June 28, 2016