You can use common household items that would otherwise be destined for landfill to add style and flair to your garden.

Check out some of our favourite recycling and upcycling ideas from BBC Gardeners’ World Live over the years.

Don’t forget to visit BBC Gardeners’ World Live Special Edition to get even more ideas, including from the On Your Bike! Garden with a fun combination of recycling and upcycling all within a cycling theme!

Pallet bike rack, in the Health For Life Garden designed by Owen Morgan
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Recycled tyres as a container, in ‘Our School Space’ Beautiful Border by Katie Suttle
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Recycled containers

Water bottle hanging planters, in Taste the Incredible Edibles, by Shire Oak Academy

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An upcycled herb container, in the Watchmakers Garden by Alex Froggatt 

Upcycled box in Watchmakers Garden

Try preloved kitchen items to grow cut and come again salad, in the Pennard Plants display in the Floral Marquee

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A galvanised tub makes a great container on the allotment, in The Allotment Garden by Jon Wheatley and Terry Porter

Dhalia Garden by Jon Wheatley Trough of Dhalias

A cable drum for a seating area around a tree, in the Revelation Garden by Derby College

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Upcycled pipe water feature, in the Heightened Senses garden by Jo Jemmison

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Reclaimed farm machinery sculptural feature, in the Reuse & Recycle Garden by Longstock Estate Landscapes at the BBC GW Spring Fair

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