Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 163
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DebS Love it!
Super easy to assemble; no tools required. It is a lot less work than planting in the ground, easy to maintain the garden and much easier to water. Might even buy another one next year. Very pleased with this product.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gardener Rustic elevated garden bed
Love it, easy to put together, no bending or massive amounts of weeds to pull most recently bought my 3rd one. Plants growing beautifully. Want more.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JS Excellent purchase
Very easy assembly, looks beautiful after oiling. Perfect size for an herb garden.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nita Great Purchase!
I purchased 2 as a gift for my 95 yr old mother so that she would be able to comfortably tend her garden. the assembly was super easy, the material quality is top notch. My mom and I are very pleased.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaveG Functional and great looking addition to our new redwood deck.
Simple to assemble with no tools or genius needed. I put together two garden bed boxes with my 5 year old grandson in 30 minutes - no slivers or smashed fingers at all! Another plus is the waist high planting box makes it so much easier to plant and maintain the flowers - no bending over.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CSSC Beautiful elevated gardens!
We ordered 2 of these gardens to use in our Senior Center garden project. They were received in good time and were easily assembled by our senior patrons and staff. Because these are designed to stand in place where they are built and filled, our staff built a simple platform with casters to enable them to be moved as needed. Our patrons have taken over the maintenance of the gardens now.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mary Beautiful Cedar Raised Bed!
This cedar raised bed was very easy to assemble and is gorgeous in my garden area!
April 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Erin Great value for the price!!
I have four of these, three that I installed last summer, and one installed today. In looking for affordable and attractive raised beds appropriate for a roof deck (ie, not directly on the ground), my options were limited by price and time available to build something from scratch. These fit the bill.
All in all, I adore these beds. They work great for my little NYC urban garden: Affordable. Attractive. Quick to assemble. Minimal weeds. No bending down. A modicum of privacy, especially when planting climbing veg. Not only do I love these beds, but I get tons of compliments. They really look great... And you can't beat the price.
Regarding ease, today I set one up by myself (single female) in under 10 minutes, 15 if you count adding potting soil and compost. The only tool you *need* is a staple gun for the landscape fabric, but I would highly recommend gloves. Speaking of which...
Some caveats: these are unfinished, so expect some pretty hairy splinters and a fair bit of weathering over time. I had several half-inch long splinters today after assembly - the side boards are super rough hewn. I'm sure I had even more splinters last year.
That said, the latter "issue" of weathering is a *good* thing, because these come with some pretty significant color variations between pieces. If you are OCD like me, this will drive you crazy. The first time I bought these, I was able to mix and match between sets and got close enough to something that I could live with on each of them... But it took time and drove me nuts. Today that wasn't an option, obviously, but I accepted it knowing they would eventually weather. I also hid the worst pieces on the back, against my balcony railing (which is also where I hid the "logo" piece on all of them). All of this is to say: if you are a perfectionist, maybe go with a pricier product.
Another caveat: once assembled and full of soil, these are a beast to move. I did it by myself yesterday, but they were heavy and the slats really wanted to come apart. Because they come together like Lincoln Logs, you can't really lift them without them falling apart. You only have two options: lift by the legs (if you have a partner) or do the wiggle dance inch by inch. I did the latter. Trust me, patience is key.
How are they faring? After 7 months, the first three are holding up well, though they are pretty weathered (again, a good thing color-wise), and there are a few small cracks in the harder, more "finished" wood pieces - the legs and the caps. Most of the color variations are no longer noticeable. I don't think the cracks make anything structurally unsound, but I wonder if there is a way to protect them... I suppose you could sand everything down and tung oil it, but then why not buy the Gronomics beds that have that already done? Time vs. cost would probably even out there.
If you are wondering about their shallow depth, as I was, note that I have grown tomatoes, peppers, and cucs in them successfully - as well as a ton of greens and herbs. Depth has not been an issue thus far. I have had minimal (read: nearly non-existent) weeds... but have had some pretty bad issues with pests. They won't save you from cabbage worms or aphids.
One last thing, a miracle if you will... I ordered my fourth bed YESTERDAY with an expected delivery date next Thursday, but it arrived today. As in overnight. It was joyous.
So - if you are cheap but discerning like me, buy these. And buy them from Home Depot. I haven't found them anywhere else cheaper, and trust me, I looked. They are fab... You won't regret it.
April 1, 2016