I like the idea of a creek bed without the creek, just the illusion of water.
mediterranean landscape by Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates Dry Stream Bed - nice feature in dry climates
Perfect for water drainage after a storm, would look lovely as a dry creek bed too.
River rock dry creek serves to channel rainwater, and keep it from pooling
I love the idea of a rock creek bed winding along the back edge of the garden. The footbridge lends a Zen element to the design.
Have several raised beds so that you have one to use for compost each year and rotate them yearly.
For the Yard
dry creek bed landscaping - Google Search good idea to run water down it before adding rocks to verify no low 'pooling' areas
For the yard
Dark rock gives the illusion of water.
Gardener's Supply: 4' x 4' Rustic Cedar Raised Bed - NEW - details say just slide together, and can be stacked on top of each other!?!?