A Woven Rebar Garden Compost Shed by Groves Raines Architects

rebar garden composting shed

I often think some of the best design comes not when we are trying to think of something new and exciting, but rather when the ordinary and mundane is re-imagined in a new light.  Certainly that is the case with this beautiful composting shed.

rebar garden composting shed

Groves Raines Architects used rebar, woven together in same fashion you might weave willow or hazel, to make a sinuous gardens structure that rises up from the garden path.  It wraps around a boulder and walls off (in graceful style) the compost pile.  The beauty of this simple and industrial material is remarkable and I am eager to ask my metal working friend about how difficult and expensive this kind of feature would be.

rebar garden composting shed

rebar garden composting shed

images by Dan Farrar

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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  1. [email protected] on February 10, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I’ve actually thought of doing that before, but pricing long rebar at Home Depot/Lowe’s made it seem prohibitively expensive. Each rebar cost several dollars. I’m sure you can buy it at cost if you need a ton, which would help. You can bend it pretty easily, and the tool to do so isn’t very expensive. It’s lovely, especially with the rusty patina.

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