Raising Expectations…

Monday, 03 July 2017

At Vialii we design a LOT of raised beds. They are popular with clients for many reasons – they are great for older clients who can’t bend down to the ground easily; kids love growing veg in them; they can look great with in-built seating around patios; they can make it possible to grow plants where soil/drainage is problematic. Here are some of the most popular raised beds we put into our clients’ gardens…

The Horizontal Sleeper

This is the most common raised bed you will see in gardens, particularly for those wanting to grow their own vegetables. They are very practical as they make it easy to tend your veg and you can perch on the edge while you are gardening. The chunky timbers mean that they will last for years although we recommend giving them a quick stain every year to extend their life.

Our client's productive garden

Our client’s productive garden

The Vertical Sleeper

This is a simple but effective twist on the traditional horizontal sleeper raised bed. By using the timber sleepers vertically we can make the raised beds a curving shape, softening the look.

We designed & built these lovely curving raised beds

We designed & built these lovely curving raised beds

The Combination Sleeper

Another great way of creating a sleeper raised bed is to use a combination of both horizontal and vertical timbers to create a unique yet practical raised bed for your garden.

Using a combination of horizontal & vertical sleepers can be effective

Using a combination of horizontal & vertical sleepers can be effective

The Sandstone Trough

Natural sandstone is a beautiful product and our most popular choice when it comes to patios and paving. It can also be used to create stunning raised beds around your patio adding height and interest to your garden. By adding fragrant planting you will want to sit here all day!

Beautiful sandstone creates a more rustic raised bed

Beautiful sandstone creates a more rustic raised bed

The Rendered Trough

Rendering your raised creates a cleaner, more contemporary look to your garden. What we love most about this finish is how easy it is to change the look of your garden by changing the colour of your paint. A quick and easy transformation whenever you like!

Adding colour to your rendered raised bed can change the feel of your garden

Adding colour to your rendered raised bed can change the feel of your garden

Hardwood & Render

By adding a hardwood top and leaving planting pockets in a rendered raised bed you can create a wonderfully contemporary planter with practical seating for all the year round.

Stunning hardwood creates the perfect finish to these rendered raised beds

Stunning hardwood creates the perfect finish to these rendered raised beds

If you want to add some raised beds to your own garden please get in touch to arrange a free consultation.

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