Our most popular raised garden bed…and it’s easy to see why! There is so much versatility in what you can grow and the designs you can achieve. As pictured, your 11-inch-high raised garden gives you lots of depth to grow both underground veggies like carrots, radishes and turnips, as well as tall plants like tomatoes, corn or sunflowers. With 32 square feet of available planting area this may be all the garden you will ever need, or it’s a great garden to gain some experience with before you expand your garden larger or taller.
Easy to install. Your kit comes with everything you need except the soil and plants. Each modular kit includes thirteen of our 2” Classic Sienna composite boards, and twelve 2” stacking brackets. The insulating open-channel boards trap air, providing insulation to your soil. Keeps soil warmer in the Spring and Fall, and cooler in the Summer, so you can grow for an extended period. Stacking brackets allow you to install the second layer of your garden just by inserting the stakes into the brackets below. Your two-level garden is also fortified by the inclusion of a 4-Way Bracing Bracket and an additional board to brace your garden against frost push-out and keep it perfectly square and true.
Our Raised Garden Bed Stacking Brackets pivot 270 degrees, allowing endless design options. Your 4’ x 8’ x 11” two-level raised bed can be converted to two 4’ x 8’ x 5.5” raised beds if that suits your needs more directly. You can also change the shape from a rectangle to a hexagon, either as a two-level bed, or two one level beds (you’ll have 1 board left over). You could also create three 4’ x 4’ x 5.5” square gardens, or four triangle gardens…as you can see the options are endless!
As your garden needs and expertise grow you can add on to your modular raised bed any time by purchasing additional 2” kits, boards and anchor or stacking brackets to stack or extend your garden. Curved 2” boards are also available to incorporate into your design.
Did you know? You can grow up to 32 different plants inside your 4’ x 8’ garden using “Square Foot Gardening” techniques. There are countless books and online resources available to guide you in this rewarding method of gardening.
The Frame It All system of modular raised garden beds, borders, sandboxes and accessories was designed by our founder, Anthony Topping. As a professional landscape designer who spent many years creating high-end gardens in the Tri-State New York area, he felt there had to be a way to give homeowners the ability to easily create quality landscaping features and gardens for much less than paying a professional.
Here’s a note from Anthony on why he designed this product:
“Our original 2” series gardens were built for strength, durability and some technology we didn’t even know we had! You see, I’m a landscape designer, not a physicist, and I didn’t know at the time that air is one of the best insulators for regulating soil temperature. Much better than solid materials like wood and metal. Our boards slow down the loss of heat from your soil when it’s cold out, and keeps your soil cooler when it’s warm out (helping to prevent your soil from drying out…especially along the edges). If you are a plant whisperer, you might just hear your plants whispering back to thank you!” – Anthony
- Classic Sienna composite boards feature textured wood-grain finish that blends into any environment
- Five-year warranty
- Eco-friendly composite boards are made from 38% post-consumer recycled plastic and 62% sustainable hardwood fibers.
- Low maintenance – boards will not rot, warp, splinter or fade
- Easy to install
- Minimal tools required – a hand or power screwdriver and a mallet or hammer is all you need
- Boards can be cut with a hand or power saw to create different designs or fit particular dimensions.
- 13 – 2” Classic Sienna Straight Composite Raised Garden Bed Boards
- 12 – 2” Raised Garden Bed Stacking Brackets
- 1 – 2” 4-Way Bracing Bracket