11 reasons why raised beds could be a clever design move for your garden

A raised deck area in front of a modern kitchen extension with raised beds and a garden bistro set
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Raised garden bed ideas are the one planting trend that isn't going anywhere. Their visual appeal and ease of construction make them top of people's most-wanted lists when it comes to doing a garden revamp.

Designs go beyond linear timber structures too. Raised beds can be key to your garden design, offering a chance to zone your outdoor living spaces, add interest at different heights, bring in extra seating, as well as provide weed-free containers for growing your favourite plants.

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Stephanie Harrod

Stephanie is a keen gardener with a vision to transform outdoor spaces into havens of beauty and functionality. Combining her love for nature with innovative design. Harrod stock a large range of raised beds to suit all garden needs.

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Fiona Jenkins

A landscaper and gardening expert with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Currently she works for MyJobQuote as their resident expert on all things gardening. She is highly knowledgeable and her expertise have featured in many reputable publications.

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Tom Clifford

Tom has been in the garden landscaping business for over 13 years making him an expert in garden design. He is the director of Gardenstone Limited a garden landscaping materials company.

Teresa Conway
Deputy editor on Homebuilding & Renovating

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

In 2020 Teresa bought her first home. She and her partner worked alongside architects and builders to transform the downstairs area of her two bedroom Victorian house in north London into a usable space for her family. Along the way she learned the stresses, woes and joys of home renovation, and is now looking to her next project, landscaping the back garden.