Superior Wooden Raised Beds

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The Superior Wooden Raised Bed Kits with super thick planks, decorative corner posts and robust aluminium fixing brackets are very much the flagship of our extensive wooden raised bed range.

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The Superior Wooden Raised Bed Kits with super thick planks, decorative corner posts and robust aluminium fixing brackets are very much the flagship of our extensive wooden raised bed range, perfect for creating an extremely attractive raised bed area for the discerning vegetable gardener.

The superior wooden raised beds use quality 20cm/8" high by 3.5cm/1.4" thick scandinavian planks, sourced from sustainably managed forests which are planed all round for a quality finish. The timber is kiln dried and selected to a structural standard to ensure high quality. The 10cm/4" square corner posts give extra strength and can link additional raised bed kits or parts together. All the wood is high pressure treated with a safe wood preserve - after consultation with Garden Organic - to ensure the best possible resistance to fungal decay and wood boring insects. 

These stunning wooden raised beds, ideal for growing your own vegetables are supplied as complete kits including thick planks, corner posts, long lasting aluminium corner brackets, stainless steel screws and full instructions. Optional Capping (5cm/2" H x 10cm/4"W) is also available and provides a wide comfy seat for working and gives the top of the beds a stylish finish. 

Available in 4 heights - from 20cm/8" to 81cm/32" deep - and 10 sizes, these superb raised vegetable beds should perfectly meet your needs - and if space is an issue, we've a Corner Wooden Raised Bed version available too.

The Superior Raised Beds really do offer the complete answer to raised bed gardening, but don't take our word for it, find out what the experts say about our Superior Raised Beds in the collection of press and media quotes in the "Media" tab! 

Please note that as timber is a natural product and is susceptible to shrinkage/swelling, all sizes are therefore nominal +/- 5mm. Sizes apply to external dimensions.

  • Designed and manufactured by us in the UK
  • 4 year structural guarantee
  • Superior Wooden Raised Bed Kits made of quality 3.5cm/1.4" thick by 20cm/8" deep timber pre-drilled planks
  • Manufactured from Scandinavian softwood from sustainably managed forests
  • The timber is kiln dried and selected to a structural standard to ensure high quality
  • Raised Bed Kits supplied with planks, corner posts, aluminium brackets, stainless steel screws and full instructions.
  • Optional capping (5cm/2" H x 10cm/4" W) is available to give beds a stylish finish and protects planks
  • 10cm/4" square corner posts give extra strength
  • Planks, posts and capping all have surfaces planed for maximum aesthetic appeal
  • Wooden components high pressure treated with a non-toxic preservative (after consultation with Garden Organic)
  • Treatment of wood helps to ensure best possible resistance to fungal decay and wood-boring insects
  • Aluminium joining brackets used to connect corner posts to planks
  • Simple assembly with full instructions provided
  • With basic DIY skills planks can be cut to make almost limitless permutations
  • Raised Bed Protection Covers are also available to fit the raised beds
  • Greatest depth (81cm/32") ideal for wheelchair users or gardeners with back problems
  • Additional planks and capping are available separately to create your own raised bed configuration. 
  • This product is supplied as a kit for self assembly
  • We strongly recommend the use of an electric screwdriver with a clutch for assembly and a Pozidrive (PZ2) screwdriver or screw bit

N.B. All images show superior raised beds with capping.

Although we can offer Superior Raised Beds in bespoke sizes, we can only provide bespoke lengths and widths and are unable to offer non-standard heights. The maximum length of any plank is 2.4m, so anything over this size will need to be in a number of 'bays' to prevent bowing. Due to the time consuming nature of cutting different length planks there is significant additional cost on any bespoke design.

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I'll be back for more! By Anonymous 5 12th July 2018

I purchased two of the raised beds with additional capping alongside a couple of smaller trellis', and I think the quality is superb. I think Harrod Horticultural is excellent, perhaps a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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Delighted! By Anonymous 5 10th July 2018

We are delighted with the three superior wooden raised beds which we recently ordered. They are strong, well-engineered and simple to out together, as well as looking great in our garden, all set for planting.

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Starightforward to assemble / goood quality By Philip OBrien 4 30th April 2018

I purchased two of these beds plus additional boards and posts to replace previous poor quality raised beds boards. I have found them straightforward to assemble and install (even if my ground was not level). The quality of the wood etc will ensure many years of good use.

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Superior Raised Beds - Planning and Planting Information

To help you make the most of your raised beds - and most importantly enjoy growing in them - we've compiled a list of factors to consider when choosing, siting and filling your beds.
 

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For starters, raised beds can be placed directly onto soil, lawn or paving and can be filled directly with a fertile, organic rich, light & friable topsoil/compost such as the vegetable and fruit mix that we supply via our partnership with Rolawn.

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Calculating the quantity of soil you will require to fill your beds is relatively simple; you just need to multiply the length of your bed by the width and the depth in metres, multiply by 1000 and the figure you arrive at is the amount of compost you'll need in litres. To make things even easier; all the Rolawn soil we supply is delivered in 1000 litre tote bags so you can tell immediately how many bags you'll need to order. There is a calculator on the Rolawn Soil page or the example below should help you with this;

2.4m long  x 1.8m wide  x 20cm deep = (2.4 x 1.8 x 0.2) x 1000 = 864 litres - 1 x 1000 litre tote bag required

For the best growing results, we'd advise you to fill your beds with 75% topsoil and use a bulky organic matter - such as farmyard manure or home-made compost - to make up the other 25%. For more details on filling your raised bed, please contact our Customer Services Team.


One of the benefits of a raised bed is the fact you can tailor the growing medium to the plants you are wishing to grow. For example you can use ericaceous compost for acid loving plants or you may want to grow carrots in a predominantly sandy soil.

If you want to increase the drainage of your bed you can add a layer of  gravel approximately 5cm / 2” deep at the base, but note that the level drainage will be dictated mainly by the ground that the bed is sitting on. If for example the bed is sitting on a free draining sandy soil you may want to lay down a semi-permeable ground sheet beneath the bed to reduce the drainage.

We'd also advise you to use one of our specially designed Raised Bed Liners  when positioning your bed on a patio, concrete or other hardstanding area. Not only will these thick, one piece, non-woven polypropylene fabric liners protect the timber frame of the bed even further but they will cut down on the leaching of sand and other fine soil particles - and they make emptying a bed much easier at the end of the season too! 

We've also produced a quick guide to the depth of bed you'll need to grow favourite Kitchen Garden crops. This list is by no means definitive but if you're unsure of how many tiers to go for, the over-riding advice is to go deeper - this gives you the flexibility to grow a wider variation of vegetables in the future and also helps with crop rotation.

Here's that list;

Vegetable Type

Depth of Bed Required

Number of Tiers

Carrots

30/40cm

2 Tier at least

Potatoes

30/40cm

2 Tier at least

Parsnips

30/40cm

2 Tier at least

Beans

15/20cm

1 Tier at least

Peas

15/20cm

1 Tier at least

Courgettes

15/20cm

1 Tier at least

Beetroot

30/40cm

2 Tier at least 

 

If you’d like further information on the Superior Raised Beds, or would like to discuss any feature of this product, please call our Customer Services Department on 0333 400 6400 or e-mail us at enquiries@harrod.uk.com – we’d be delighted to help!

What The Press Say

Number of Articles: 7
Grow Your Own Magazine1st April 2013

Pick of the Crop

Don't miss these wooden raised bed kits. They're the flagship of the extensive range at Harrod Horticultural. Each one provides an attractive sturdy, long-lasting, raised growing area. Available in four heights from 20cm to 81cm deep.

ITV26th June 2012

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