I use a variety of garden bed styles, preferring raised beds but like in ground beds for flower beds. Shortly after arriving home from our spring vacation, Home Hardware had 4' x 4' PVC raised garden boxes on sale for $59.97. As raised beds go, these were expensive but I reasoned the PVC would out live the untreated spruce I normally use for my raised garden beds. The looked slick and a bit upscale. I bought two of them.
Each box is 4' x 4' x 15", providing ample depth for planting. The design is such that the box could be moved to another location later if desired making it suitable for those renting. The snap system would make it harder to disassemble the walls though.
As promised the assembly was very easy. I put both together the same day. Assembly required no tools. I thought there would be some type of bottom as the boxes are raised off the ground a bit. There isn't. Basically the box is just a fancy raised frame.
The raised boxes are nice and it would be rather easy to add a hoop house topper. I planted strawberries in one and asparagus in the other. I am rather up in the air as to wether I like the boxes as much as I thought I would. They don't lend themselves well to establishing a grid for using the square foot garden method but they do have the benefit of not harbouring carpenter ants, rotting or rusting. I will report back on how well I like them at the end of this gardening season.