Community recycling project repurposes items into garden planters

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Up the Garden Bath is a community project that recycles baths and turns them into garden planters (Photo: Up the Garden Bath)

This cone planter is made out of street cones (Photo: Up the Garden Bath)

The "Carrot Cone Planter" is made from repurposed street cones. It was created to resemble carrots and can be used as a mini-planter for vegetables.

The Mattress Wall is made from a mattress that was fly-tipped. The fabric and foam was stripped away, but the metal springs make ideal planters. This mattress planter has over 120 sections and those in the know say it is "ideal for propagating leafy greens such as lettuces & herbs".

The mattress planter has over 120 sections (Photo: Up the Garden Bath)

Up the Garden Bath is a community project that takes old and discarded bathtubs and turns them into garden planters. It works with schools and businesses to hold education workshops that emphasise the importance of recycling, sustainability and healthy eating.

With the coronavirus crisis highlighting the benefits of buying local and growing food at home, many people are turning to their gardens to see what they can plant.

Up the Garden Bath has said it would love to see what other people are creating with their household materials during this time. Share or get tips here: facebook.com/upthegardenbath.