CLASSIC 8x12 Keyhole Composting Garden

SKU: VT17125



  • Color:  White  
  • Dimensions:  Boards 144” L x 96” W x 22” H (366cm L x 236cm W x 56cm H), Fence height: 22 7⁄8 “ (58cm), Post height: 46 ¼ “ (117.5 cm)   
  • Weight: 260 lbs. (118kg)   
  • Planting area: 9 sq. feet (0.83 sq. m)   
  • Soil capacity: 130 cu feet (4078 liters)    
  • Tools required: Yes. Philip's #2 for raised fencing  
  • This product has no bottom floor


How long does it take for an item to arrive after it’s been shipped?

Product purchases in Canada from our website ship within 1-2 days from our warehouse in Sarnia, Ontario, using trusted ground courier operators. No signatures are required for delivery.

All prices include shipping within Canada.

Unfortunately, we cannot ship to APO addresses.

What shipping carriers do you use?

Our products are shipped with either FedEx Ground or UPS. Some vendors may arrange for an LTL freight company to deliver your order. In most cases, products are delivered with FedEx or UPS.

Do you ship overseas?

Yes. For shipping outside the Continental United States and Canada we will partner with a freight forwarding company (i.e. Shipito) with a US delivery address  of your preference to honour your international order. International shipping can range from 7 -16 days. Please contact us at with a list of items you want to purchase and your address and our support team will be in touch with order details.

How many boxes will my product arrive in?

The amount of boxes varies according to product. Please check ‘specifications’ on your products page for exact information.

This product comes with a 20 year warranty for boards, basket and posts and 1 year warranty for fence mesh

Do your garden beds have a bottom? 

No, our composting gardens & garden beds do not have a bottom. They are designed to be placed on grass or soil. This will allow for proper drainage and give access to beneficial insects like earthworms. Most of our elevated gardens have floorboards. Check product specifications. 

Can I put my garden bed on concrete?  

We do not recommend placing your bottomless garden bed on concrete. It was designed to be placed on grass or soil to allow for proper drainage and to give access to beneficial insects like earthworms. 

You can line the bottom of your garden bed with landscaping fabric to help keep the soil from seeping out, if you can only place your bed on concrete.  

Where should I set up my garden bed?  

We recommend placing your garden bed in a sunny location on flat, even ground. Be sure to leave yourself space around all sides for easy access. 

Are your garden beds modular? Can I configure my own unique layout?

The majority of our Classic, Mezza and Urbana garden beds come with innovative posts that make for perfectly modular beds. This allows you to design and configure your own unique garden layout and size. Please check your garden bed has modular posts before purchase. 

How can I make my garden bed more stable? 

We recommend purchasing rebar from your local hardware store and inserting it into the post into the ground.  

How can I keep critters out of my garden bed? 

To keep animals from burrowing up into your garden bed you can bury chicken wire around the beds approx. 1-2 feet in the ground. You can also place chicken wire around the perimeter to keep them from climbing/hopping into your bed.  

What is composting? How do I do it?

Visit our "Composting 101" page.


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More info coming soon.

We stumbled upon the Keyhole garden concept while researching organic gardening methods. This inspired us to create our own series of garden beds using this African gardening technique. This idea was gifted to us by the African people and so we felt compelled to give back.  

Thrive is a charity determined to end malnutrition in our lifetime. They empower communities with the training and simple tools needed to sustainably grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods for life. Vita partners with Thrive by financially supporting programs in Africa and around the world. 

GIVE to our project in Kageyo, Rwanda

Learn more about Thrive

Some photos show customer modifications. Please refer to the products features and specifications for correct product information.

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