Up The Garden Bath is an award winning Community Interest Company in Peterborough. We work with local businesses to reduce waste and landfill. We take unwanted waste materials that would usually end up in landfill such as old bathtubs and upcycle them into educational garden planters and accessories. We strive to use 100% recycled, unwanted materials to ensure a quality finish in a range of wood styles & colours.
Our upcycled bathtub planters are installed into schools, community centres/area's & residential care homes. We use our upcycled bathtub planters to educate people all about recycling, gardening & sustainability. Since launching in February 2020, we have installed over 50 upcycled bathtub planters across Cambridgeshire & delivered our educational workshops to over 10,000 children of varying ages & learning abilities.
Gardening has been proven to be beneficial to mental and physical wellbeing and we aim to make gardening accessible to everyone regardless of their demographic or physical abilities. We are recycling experts and can turn most things into a garden orientated item. Pretty much anything & everything can play a role in growing plants, you just have to have the ideas, creativity
& the imagination.
MISSION STATEMENT, ETHOS & CORE VALUES
Our core values are environmental sustainability and educationally based.
Up The Garden Bath is committed to educating, fighting food poverty, recycling, creating opportunities, empowering, promoting health and wellbeing and environmental improvement.
We are determined to make gardening, fun & educational through our tailored "Look & Learn" Activity Workshops.
We believe that recycling is vital to the future of the planet & that self sustainability will help solve world hunger.
Gardening has been proven to be beneficial to mental and physical wellbeing and we aim to make gardening accessible to everyone regardless of their demographic or physical abilities.
Our mission is to reduce landfill whilst promoting recycling, sustainability and healthy living through gardening.
We try our best to pay it forward & give others opportunities to utilise their natural talents whilst learning new skills.
Our school really enjoyed the fun workshop. Every child got to participate in the activities and really had fun.
Beeches Pre School
What an amazing fun day. Our residents really enjoyed themselves and learnt about recycling & gardening.
Michelle - Facility Manager
Allama Iqbal Community Centre
SPONSOR A BATH
We are looking for organisations who want to help their local schools. Businesses can now help their local schools by sponsoring one of our upcycled bathtub planters.
School budgets are constantly being reduced & it is becoming harder & harder for schools to fund outdoor activities.
To ease the burden on school budgets we encourage local businesses to help.
Contact us if your business is interested in becoming a sponsor for your local school.
Introducing our fabulous, funky, fabric,
FabRE Plant Pots.
Our FabRE Fabric Plant Pots are innovative, kind to the environment, zero waste and go from letterbox to plant pot.
Our award winning community project Up The Garden Bath normally upcycles old baths into educational planters for schools, community centres and community areas. During the various lockdowns of 2020 & 2021 this was impossible as most of our key markets were closed or inaccessible. The difficult circumstances led us to look for alternative streams of revenue to help our project. Over the last few years we have designed an eco alternative to the conventional plant pot.
✅ REPURPOSED MATERIAL - Made from offcuts, remnants and sample books that would have usually ended up in landfill.
✅ ZERO WASTE - People always moan about excess packaging so we made the packaging part of the design! NOTHING GOES IN THE BIN!
✅ Totally waterproof, it can be used as an alternative to a conventional plant pot or as a cover for an existing plant pot.
✅ A must for indoor plant lovers and looks lovely in any home! Available in a variety of fabrics, styles and sizes, choose your colour and design to match your interior.
✅ POSTABLE - Our FabRE Fabric Plant Pot makes a perfect gift and folds into an envelope so that it can be easily posted.
✅ MADE IN THE UK - We have tried to keep our manufacturing carbon footprint as low as possible & in addition to all of our material being locally sourced our FabRE Fabric Plant Pot is made close to our HQ in Peterborough.
✅ PROCEEDS FROM SALES - All proceeds from the sales of FabRE Fabric Plant Pots go towards our environmental & educational project. Our aim is to reduce landfill whilst educating about recycling, gardening, sustainability & wildlife preservation.
DONT DELAY - ORDER TODAY
By purchasing a pot you helping us educate future generations and are doing your bit for the environment by reusing and repurposing items that would normally go to landfill.