Raised garden beds are not only beautiful and functional additions to any garden but can also help solve many common garden problems such as poor soil or drainage. Raise beds also allow you to worry less about foot traffic, whether it is kids or animals, damaging plant growth!
There are various material options to choose from when planning your raised bed from wood, bricks, blocks, decorative stones, slates and just plain old rocks. But for the ultimate in elegance, stone is a great choice for a raised flower garden. Natural stone guarantees an attractive, long lasting and no maintenance finish making it an ideal choice. Depending on the scope, size and scale of planting raised beds using natural stone can be constructed in a number of ways…
- In instances where trees and / or robust planting is involved, double wall construction is advisable.
- In the case of dry-stone finishes an inner wall constructed from 100mm/4″ solid concrete block is essential.
Raised Beds can be constructed in any shape and size for instances curvilinear profiles are simple, distinctive and practical for plant development. Typically for an informal raised flowerbed (that also acts as a useful seating area!) 450mm/18″ would be the usual finish height. For an attractive finish, sandstone paving similar to the patio paving was used as wall capping.