Accessible Planter

  • AutoCAD
  • Construction
  • SketchUp

This raised planter bed was designed to allow people in wheelchairs to have the same gardening experience as those able to use traditional garden beds. Our five-member design team removed the limitations of previous raised planters, like beds too low for a wheelchair to comfortably fit under and soil too shallow to grow root vegetables.

After creating the design and construction document package, we built the planter on-site at Washtenaw County Farm Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Finished accessible planter

Constructed cedar planter (group work)

Accessible planter constructions documents

AutoCAD construction details (group work)

Accessible planter models

Scale models (group work)