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Self-Watering Gardens

The World needs more Gardens

Elevate your Urban Agriculture to the next level of sustainability, functionality, productivity and style.

Our expertly crafted gardens attract and engage, while our innovative self-watering system reduces maintenance and water consumption - for greater garden success, healthier harvests, and a deeper connection with our food and how it's grown.

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How it works

Designed to emulate the natural water tables found in all the most abundant growing environments, our gardens will help you save water, save time, reduce maintenance and grow more food!


Meet our Growing community

Successful stories from gardeners who are passionate about growing their own food and brought their edible garden dreams to life with LifeSpace Gardens.

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Absolutely love my custom garden installation. My family and I enjoy watching our garden grow more each day and even my picky eaters are eating more veggies. Heather and Wes were great to work with! I still can’t believe how lush and quickly my rooftop garden is growing and how much it produces!

Kimberly C.

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This has been my happiest experience growing tomatoes in a planter. I love having the ability to move the plants to the sunniest location on our patio, and, as you see by the photo there’s an amazing crop of tomatoes, interplanted with basil. I added a few inches of mulch to keep moisture in the soil. Soo easy!

Joan B.

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LifeSpace Gardens Design & Inspiration Guide

Discover exclusive garden products, detailed specifications, and versatile applications to transform any area.


Sub-irrigation, also known as self-watering, is an irrigation technique that mimics the natural water tables found in all of nature's most bountiful growing environments. The basic concept behind sub-irrigation involves utilizing capillary action to allow the plants to draw water as needed from a hidden reservoir below the soil - providing a consistent and efficient water supply.

The GardenWells Sub-Irrigation System is what we use to make all LifeSpace Gardens self-watering.

1. Step one is installing the food safe waterproof liner. This is cut and folded perfectly to size and installed into your garden to create the water reservoir. In doing so this also protects the woodwork from rot and eliminates all leaking and mess.

2. The GardenWells are then clicked together by the square foot and installed into your garden. This creates a platform that supports the soil on top while creating the hidden reservoir underneath. In the middle of each GardenWell is a cup that once filled with soil or a wicking medium such as coconut coir, vermiculite or hemp hurd - will allow water to wick up from the reservoir into the soil consistently and evenly overtime.

3. An overflow is installed in each garden to control drainage and regulate reservoir height. This means that you can never really over water your garden and that all access water can be controlled, and will only come out of the overflow valve.

4. the WaterStem is used to water directly to the water reservoir and also functions as a float gauge to indicate your reservoir capacity. When the indicator is floating up the garden is good to grow, when it's down it's time to fill up. It's really that simple

LifeSpace Gardens are excellent for growing almost all types of plants wherever maintenance and water sustainability is a concern.

Originally designed to optimize the growing environment for vegetables and herbs - LifeSpace Gardens have since been used successfully to grow everything from cedar hedge privacy screens, rose and flower gardens, Japanese maples, fruit trees, and even grass patches on Condo rooftops.

If you're growing veggies, we suggest a weekly maintenance routine during the growing season.

The reservoir on your garden can often last for longer (over a month in some instances) but a weekly schedule establishes a routine that will help you maximize your harvests, and stay on top of general garden health and productivity.

Quality is at the heart of sustainability. LifeSpace Gardens are built to last 2-3 times longer than standard planters and raised beds, greatly reducing the resources required to keep you growing.

The GardenWells sub-irrigation system can help conserve up to 80% of the water normally used, helping you navigate droughts and environmental impact.

Do you need help getting started? Or support along your growing adventure? We provide easy to follow Garden Guides here, and can connect you with a network of certified installers and garden coaches dedicated to helping you grow your own food.

LifeSpace Gardens are crafted from locally harvested cedar and hemlock. These beautiful wood species add a natural aesthetic that is more appealing to the human senses than any other building material.

Rot proof construction ensures that all woodwork is completely protected from the inside out. The foodsafe waterproof liner ensures soil and water never come in contact with the wood. This can double or triple the lifespan of your garden, making your cedar or hemlock planter longer lasting and more resilient than most metal or synthetic options.


LifeSpace Gardens are crafted with style and precision to be visually stunning and enhance the aesthetic of your outdoor space.

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