Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 423
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OIBGirl So Far, so Good
I purchased 4 of these units. I stacked two together to make an 8' x 4' garden. It was very easy to assemble. All pieces were included in the box and were intact. The wood seems to be good quality for the price. It took me about 15 minutes to get it assembled. I like the way you can connect units together. I will probably add another unit in the spring to make a 12' x 4' section.
I did not give it an excellent rating as I want to see how it will hold up through the winter. It was an excellent value for the price, especially since I purchased them on sale for about $35 each.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tgonzales Great product!
So originally I did not realize that there were different depths for these garden beds and I was looking for the 10 inch and the store only carried the 7. Because of the depth I had to get two, but I'm glad I did because I can give my plants more room for growth. The product was very simple to put together, I did not even use the instructions. I like how easily these are to expand to make the garden area bigger.
These are not pretty by any means, the cuts are rough, but with it being filled with soil, water, and being out in the sun...there's no worry about what the outside looks like.
May 12, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pennandtellher Not worth the money
This product is poorly constructed. Lots of wood fibers hang off of the pieces that need to be put together, which means you have to sand them off or use a lot of force to put it together. Some of the wood had mold growing on it, half of the cap pieces were cracked in such a way that as soon as you put a screw through them they broke. I've built boxes out of 2x6's before and they were much more sturdy and cheaper. The only thing this product has going for it is it is more visually appealing than one built with 2x6's but I don't think that quality will last long.
June 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TNGardener Cheap!
I bought these last year and they were decent. They had few knots and the boards were relatively straight. I bought new one this year with the intentions of stacking the new beds on top of my old ones. BAD IDEA!! First of all, they are not the same size as last year- about 1 1/2" shorter. The connector pieces are made out of much lower quality wood and did not match up with the old ones. Each board was full of knots & was warped. The company totally cheaped out on their product this year. I am returning all 6 that I bought. I am very disappointed.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mareshie Wifey's garden thingie
This little raised bed is perfect for my wife's gardening ambitions, it is an addition to an existing three-tired garden that we've had for two years.
September 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Orbray Time saver
I ordered these for pickup at my local store. They did a great job having them ready for me, however two of the three I got were obviously very old stock. The first one I assembled had one board that was too long, so I ended up having to cut it down and repair the corner with screws. The other two went together like they were supposed to. Nonetheless, If I wanted to spend a couple of hours with tools, I could have built them myself for less. But I am happy with them and I'm an instant gratification kind of person, so I got that (mostly).
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeadlyDibble Great Beginner set-up
I purchased this product to put in my first "urban garden" in the city of Buffalo. The directions were straight-forward and it was easy to assemble. As of the first week of September I have have harvested tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green peppers and spinach from the 4x4 foot plot. I have since connected a second one to the first, in early august, to start a fall vegetable crop and have peas, lettuce and carrots growing.
Since this original purchase I have also picked up a starter power tool kit so in the future I will try to build these myself; but for the beginner who is looking for something straight out of the box this is the way to go!
September 8, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HandyPatty Great for the price, delivery was a breeze, did come damaged
It was really easy to order these in the store via their website (no delivery fee if you do!). The raised beds arrived no problem and were easy to assemble. One of the beds had two boards where the section that slotted them in to the post was broken off (or inadvertently cut?). Luckily we were combining beds and didn't need the two damaged boards. If I had been using all the beds as a square it would have been a pain to try and figure out how to either fix the boards or do without since the soil was delivered the same day as the beds. Overall, good for the money, but if you are looking for something sleeker you might go a bit more high end.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brewjo Great for first timers
I picked up two of these last spring to help expand our garden as we're debating how much lawn to "trade up" into vegetable garden. My two daughters were SUPER excited about these. Only issue was everything grew too well. I stand about 5' 8" and I could hide standing up behind the tomatoes; fun adventure building support for tomatoe cages.
The only regret was I should have opted for the deeper ones.
Just make sure you find a level spot. Use something inside to keep the weeds down; a few rocks to weigh down the black mesh is perfect. I'll add more raised beds this year.
March 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gardenq Disappointed!
We had thought this product would be great; putting it together was easy, however, try and pick it up and the boards fall out of the bottom. Also, the entire fame was very wobbly swaying side to side. We could not pick it up without great care. Returned it to the store for a refund. Really disappointed, expected a sturdy frame when assembled.
We made one last year from cedar lumber ourselves, using four 7" tall boards and screwed in at ends - this one we can pick up and move at will to another spot, etc.
April 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BuckeyeVoice Nice, but
We stacked two of these to add to our other homemade, cedar raised beds we built a couple years ago. Pros of this raised garden bed: cedar, good value for low cost, attractive. Cons: wood planks are very thin and we wonder how long this will last, especially since we stacked two and there's a lot of amended garden soil contained within; had to exchange one set because some of the boards were so warped they wouldn't slide into the corner posts; description states if two units are stacked you get 14" height -- not exactly accurate -- corner posts are 14" high but boards stack about two inches shorter than the corner posts. So, if you really need good depth you should stack 3 units.
All-in-all, this was a good value when purchased on sale. I would have rated it higher if we didn't have to exchange one set and if I really did get 14" height when two units are stacked.
June 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WhyAreAllTheNicknamesTake Inexpensive, simple and great beds...
I had plans for a grand (expensive) bed but this is my first year trying a full veggie garden and I didn't want to go overboard without knowing what I am getting into.
The beds are only 7" high and I would have preferred 12" (they are stackable and extendable in multiples). Agree with other reviewer - rough wood but you get what you pay for and it works for me.
The beds were easy and quick to assemble with a drill. I've filled them up, seeded and planted and it looks great. These are a great buy, good for newbies like me and an inexpensive garden beautifier.
My neighbors have complimented the beds and asked where I bought them so they can buy some, too.
May 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick 1st Family Garden
A team member recommended this for ease of putting together. He was 100% right. The kits are affordable, look good and can be added on to. Our family garden looks awesome & we will add on more space next year.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frezia Great product.
This product was really simple to assemble and it looks great!
July 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ladyrose61 Great little set-up
it was easy to assemble and holding together. The only thing I would like to see improved is a way to keep uppr level wood slat from sliding all the way through when putting it up. Otherwse I am very happy with my garden box.
July 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AmyClaire Inexpensive Raised Bed
Very easy to assemble. Dimensions seem accurate. I'll let you know if they were a worthwhile purchase if they last longer than one growing season.
July 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by js20 Poor quality but does the job
The quality of this product has drastically dropped. I bought one a few years ago and they have decreased the size of the wood slabs and it's full of splinters. Additionally, not all the wood pieces are straight. Not only has the price increased 50% but the quality has dropped drastically. Will need to look for something else in the future. If they decrease the price, I may purchase it again, but not at $50.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tlb68 Easy Garden
Use this as an easy way to establish a vegetable garden without having to till the soil and break your back. This is my second one and the grandchildren look forward to this every year. Had the first one for 3 seasons and decided to add a second this year to expand the choices. As soon as I saw it on sale I grabbed one.
Just planted all of the veggies with the grandkids and waiting for it to grow.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredHobbier This was my third raised garden bed. It works well for my wife's garden.
The bed was easy to assemble. and works well . It also is a nice looking garden bed.
July 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by D13 Easy to assemble!
This was easy to assemble and easy to extend for height extensions. I don't recommend it if you are looking for shorter sides/length, as it doesn't assemble if you attempt to shorten the lengths. It's a little rough finish on the wood, but the product works well for a great start-up garden box.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by composter Wish I had bought this years ago.
I have had a garden in my yard every year. I have made raised beds using decorative concrete blocks which are fine but cost a lot and take time to haul and arrange. They seem to get heavier, the more I move them. And spiders seem to like them a lot too (even black widows). This 4'x4' raised bed is light as a feather, took about 10 minutes to assemble, looks nice, and the plants are thriving! I planted herbs in this one and may purchase several more for other plants!
April 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Campi my instagarden
Value-- The price was somewhat reasonable. I could have built something myself less expensive with sturdier material but I wanted something quick and easy so this worked out perfect.
Quality-- The material is okay on this product but a a bit rough. I decided to run a sander on some parts to eliminate slivers especially if you have children around your garden. Make sure the boards are straight and not warped, otherwise when you put the planks into the slots to assemble there will be a gap. I am guessing this wood is wet when it was cut so after it dries the planks tend to distort.
Functionality-- For a quick and easy flowerbed this worked great and solved my problem. The boards if cut straight and are not warped made this easy to assemble. I like the fact that you can add on and join multiple beds together. If you need the bed smaller you can always shorten the planks.
May 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rcr548 A little short of expectations
Just bought and assembled two of these. They were easy to assemble, not bad-looking, and seem adequately sturdy. However, if you're a square foot gardner, as I am, you'll be disappointed at the size. Be warned that these boxes do NOT give you 16 sq. ft. of planting space. The interior dimensions of my assembled box are 43"x43" - not quite 13 sq. ft. (The height is 6.5", rather than 7".) If I had known this, I would have kept looking before buying. In the future, I plan to build my beds out of cement blocks. It's much cheaper, requires no tools to assemble, and I can get the exact size I want.
May 10, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mikee Regretting this decision
I am actually shocked at the positive reviews of this product. Perhaps it was because these were stored out in the raid by HD before I got them (boxes were soaked and fell apart when I moved them), but the wood actually split on one board as I was assembling it. The boards are paper thin and I wonder whether they will last more than a season. I could have built better myself by just buying a couple of 2x8x8 pressure treated boards.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cobbler07 Love this Garden Bed!!
We are very happy with our purchase! I was able to set this up with the help of my 6 year old son. It was fast and easy, and we were working on our new garden in no time. We have had this for about 5 weeks now and it still looks great and doesn't appear to have any problems. Would definitely recommend, especially because it is so affordable in comparison to other options out there. We hope to add on to it in the future.
May 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Deels .
The beds were easy to put together and a much easier way to get contained areas started quickly. The down side was that one set was missing a corner cap and the screws to attach them, and the other was full of mouse doo. I know they are stored outside, but ew.
June 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY so durable and easy to put together...definately will purchase again.
The garden is very simple to put together. Perfect size for tomatoes, bush beans, squash and zucchini.
July 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by craig Great for back yard garden
i ended up buying 4 of these, and my Mother bought 3 we love them.....
June 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DrKen Thin Weak Board
These assemble quickly and are nicely designed. However, the boards are but 1/2 inch thick. Upon installation and filled with base rock and dirt, the bottom board bowed outward by over an inch. I had to empty the box and reinforce the system to make it appear and function properly.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JillyATL Very Happy!
This was super easy to put together and I was happy to see that I can expand it as well. I would suggest putting down either a weed stop blanket or some rocks after you set it up. We put in top quality veggie soil and everything is sprouting properly. This would make an excellent gift throughout the year for anyone that loves to plant fruit and veggies.
May 11, 2015