Hank has found some great raised bed plans online and we are deciding which one we like best.
Here is The Sussex. I really like the simplicity... just a square, uniformed shape. Very simple.
This one is the Stafford. The top left corner bed is not only a raised bed, but has another raised bed within it. I like having a bench in the garden, but I'm not so crazy about the small bed in the center. We could just leave that one out.
Next is the Westminster. I just love the shapes of these. Again, I really like the bench on one edge and the small circle could contain the herbs. I don't really know what I think of the small rectangular bed, but we could decide on that as we go.
And lastly is the Trowbridge. We like the shapes, still has room for a bench, still has the small circle to keep the herbs separate, etc.
I think our favorites are the last two... the Westminster and Trowbridge. We really like how these look neat, clean and orderly... season in and out. Our yard is plenty big to do this, so size is not an issue for us. The beds are not too big or wide and therefore should make the planting, weeding, etc easy. I like how I should be able to reach in and get to everything... and not have to step in and ruin anything.
Which design do you like? And what are you planting in your garden this year??? Any ideas and tips would be helpful!!