How to Make a Rose Box Garden


Roses are a fragrant and attractive addition to any garden. As lovely as they are, roses are also quite fragile and will fail if planted in the wrong soil type or in soil that is diseased. If your soil is less than fertile, consider creating a rose box garden instead.

Step 1

Lay the pressure treated boards onto the table saw’s ruler end, and mark the boards at 10 feet with a carpenter’s pencil.

Step 2

Put on your gloves, mask and safety glasses, and saw the boards at the specified points.

Step 3

Apply a thin bead of wood glue at the joining points of the box, and secure the corners with 3-inch galvanized screws. The box should form a rectangle that is 10 feet by 4 feet.

Step 4

Position the box in your garden and fill it with potting soil.

Step 5

Plant the roses. Roses should be spaced at least three feet apart and one foot from the sides of the box.

Things You'll Need

  • Table saw
  • Carpenter’s pencil
  • 2 Pressure treated boards, 2 by 12 inches and 14 feet long
  • Gloves
  • Mask
  • Safety glasses
  • Wood glue
  • 3-inch galvanized nails
  • Hammer
  • Potting soil


  • “Landscape With Roses: Gardens, Walkways, Arbors, Containers”; Jeff Cox and Jerry Pavia; 2002
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