How to build raised garden beds in four easy steps

Close up of a women watering vegetables in a raised bed
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If you need more growing space in your garden, learning how to build raised garden beds is a quick and effective way to create room for flowers, plants, shrubs and vegetables. They provide a versatile and quick access platform that offers easy maintenance.

That’s why raised garden beds are often an integral part of garden design. When designing a new outdoor space you can choose where you want them to go and decide what type of foliage and greenery will enhance the space.

Here we give you the knowledge and know how to start building your own today.  

How to build raised garden beds: step-by-step

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.