Having moved into our first home, we were keen to give our garden some life. Neither of us are experienced gardeners, but we took on the challenge of building a railway sleeper raised bed with the hope to grow some of our own fruit and veg. Once we had designed it with the help from Railway Sleepers Ltd, we ordered New British Pine railway sleepers in three different lengths to avoid having to cut them to size.
One afternoon we dug out the border ready for our railway sleeper delivery, making sure the ground was flat. Once they arrived we unloaded them from the lorry into the garden and started building our raised bed. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the project come together as it really transformed our garden. We are excited to start planting our fruit and veg, something we know Granny would have loved.... our inspiration for the project.
Vikki & Reuben
RAILWAY SLEEPERS USED:
New British Pine eco friendly treated railway sleepers
2.4m x 200mm x 100mm
1.2m x 200mm x 100mm
0.6m x 200mm x 100mm
Thank you both so much for your excellent photos and the description of the transformation of your garden into impressive railway sleeper raised beds. It's great to see your journey unfolding from the arrival and offloading of your railway sleepers, to the construction and final planting up of the raised beds. It's definitely a big advantage to create a railway sleeper project without any cutting! We wish you all the best in the growing of your fruit and veg, especially knowing that your Granny would have been thrilled.