Framed or mounded, raised beds give plant roots the space they need
A design for gardens near streamsides with steeper banks and dryer soils.
A design for gardens near streamsides with gradually sloped banks and wet soils.
A design for gardens near streamsides with average sloped banks and mixed wet and dry soils.
Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.