Raised-Box Herb Garden
Easy-to-build wood planters provide perfect conditions for growing herbs in tight spaces
A sliver of ground with heavy clay soil was the only site left for an herb garden on a hilltop lot in Cupertino, California. Yet landscape architect Jim Ripley found a way to shoehorn the garden into the space and overcome the poor soil at the same time.
He designed five raised planter boxes and arranged them corner-to-corner in an inverted V formation. Filled with rich soil mix, the boxes provide the perfect drainage that herbs need.