Geometric lines and planes—create a dramatic backdrop for a picnic table and plantings, including an allee of carefully pruned trees, a grass lawn, and boxwood topiaries in the distance. Right angles form a grid against which the plants can relax.
With a directive to build a garden with year-round interest, Miers planted four raised beds of evergreen herbs—rosemary, lavender, and thyme—for use in the kitchen. surrey house garden by richard miers garden design
More ideas for raised vegetable garden beds: protect from hungry pests by enclosing with sports netting that can rigged to raise or lower like a shade, or parted like a curtain. This isn't as cute as I would like it to be, but is a neat idea.