Garden Designs and Layouts

Here are a few garden layouts, plans, and designs that I have put together for my garden. Some are landscape plans while others are diagrams of my vegetable garden. The herb garden layouts were never actually implemented in my garden as I went with the interplanting approach. Eventually I may incorporate a formal herb garden in our landscape. You are more than welcome to use the layouts and designs as a guide for your personal use.

After you have perused the layouts below stop by and see my recommendations for designing your raised bed vegetable garden plan.

Vegetable Garden Layouts and Designs

My 2012 vegetable garden layout is an adaptation of the 2011 version.  It adds a perimeter bed of about 2' in width to the outside edge of the garden. 
My 2011 vegetable garden layout is representative of the parterre garden style. It's a French style of potager or kitchen garden. The idea is to make it into something both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional.

Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Layout
This is my current vegetable garden design and seems to work well so far. The pathways are 2' wide everywhere except the middle north to south walkway.

Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Layout for 2010
This is mostly the same as my previous design but I have changed the large ground beds into 10'x2' raised beds for easy access for my children. I also added a long strawberry bed for perennial crops.

Vegetable Garden Layout with Raised Beds
This layout uses an "L" shape for each of the raised beds. The beds are actually made from 3 different beds - 2 long and one square.

Parterre Vegetable Garden Layout - Raised Beds
This more formal look for a vegetable garden is great for small gardens and even for small yards. It would also work well for formal flower beds.

Vegetable Garden Layout for Companion Planting
Companion planting can be a good way to prevent disease and pests from harming your garden. This layout is one possible idea from many potential ways of designing a garden for companion planting. 

Fall Vegetable Garden Layout for a 4'x8' Raised Bed
This is my concept for gardening in the fall. A single 4'x8' bed is enough for our family of four and it produced lettuce all the way into December.

10'x2' Raised Bed Design
The goal of this raised bed is to better reach the middle of the bed from each side. It should be a good design for people with smaller arms like children.

Designing a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden: 11 Things to Think About
Planning a vegetable garden with raised beds? Here are 11 things to consider before you do!

Herb Garden Layouts and Designs

These designs are suited for herb gardens but could be adapted to many other types of gardens as well.

Herb Garden Layout
This is a circular formal layout of an herb garden.
Herb Garden Layout (Corridor Pathway)
This herb garden is good if you have a straight pathway you want to edge with aromatic herbs. 

Landscape Designs

A Birdbath Garden Layout
This is the layout of the second year of our birdbath garden. It has evolved a lot since then!

Sidewalk Garden Layout
This layout is the concept design for along our sidewalk. Russian sage is heavily featured in this plan.

On the Fence...
While construction hasn't been started on our vegetable garden fence yet this design has two ideas for the fence rails. 

For a look at a few more Garden Layouts, Designs, and Plans please check out Garden Plans & Ideas. It's a blog page where I'm putting some of my newer garden design ideas together. 

I hope you enjoy these designs please do not distribute them or reprint them in any form without permission.

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