Raised garden beds are having a moment, and these finds under $100 are calling our name

Raised garden beds are not only efficient, but adorable to boot

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Flowers are starting to bloom, and so is the hype around raised garden beds.

Horticulturists' trendiest accessory is not only beneficial when growing leafy companions, but it's also a clever way to accentuate the decor in your yard if you're working with a small amount of space. We've rounded up picks for under $100.

If you're mapping out your small garden ideas for spring 2024 and beyond, consider investing in the fan-favorite pick.

The low-down on raised garden beds

There are plenty of reasons why raised garden beds are the small backyard accessory of the season. 

For one, they're ideal if you're working with limited outdoor space. They also have efficient drainage, are less prone to excessive weeds, offer soil control, and warm up quicker than the ground, which is particularly advantageous for impatient planters who want to get started ASAP.

"Soil that's damp but not waterlogged is perfect for growing roots," says Jane Dobbs, team lead gardening at Allan's Gardeners. "After the winter thaw, soil moisture levels are replenished, providing plants with the nutrients they need."

Consider the raised garden beds to have a head start in the soil department. Whether you're a beginner gardener or a seasoned pro, there is something to appreciate about these tools. If Martha Stewart vows never to use anything again for planting veggies, you know you have a winner. 

What to shop

As is the case with most hobbies, prices can add up rather quickly. We scoped out a few raised garden beds under $100 that are highly rated and reviewed by customers. 

Should you be willing to spend a bit more, the Vigoro Elevated Cedar Garden Bed with Shelf is discounted during the Home Depot Spring Black Friday Sale from $149 to $129 from April 4-17 while supplies last. 

Additionally, the Outsunny 47'' Wooden Raised Garden Bed with a Trellis at Target packs double the punch for enthusiastic gardeners.

Prices were correct at the time of publication.

Looking to put your raised flower beds to good use? Check out what gardening zone you're in, make your selections at your local nursery, and get ready to play in the dirt. Plus, the pros spill on what to plant in April.

Danielle Valente
Content Editor

Pleasure to meet you! I'm Danielle, a content editor at Real Homes who loves scoping out interior trends. I've specialized in lifestyle writing and editing for 10 years with a focus on events, food, and books, among other areas. When I'm not working, I'm usually cooking, reading, or searching for a new project for my apartment.