D.H. Griffin Recycles Building Materials

09 Jun

If you know me, I am a big fan of recycling building materials and utilizing in a non-conventional fashion. I took a trip to D.H. Griffin and WOW, I was amazed at all of the recycled materials. The hand-made bricks really caught my eye.


I could definitely use the recycled bricks in a landscape design needing an aged, old world charm. Because they are on the delicate side, I wouldn’t recommend too much foot traffic and more of a visual aesthetic in the landscape. Maybe installed as a secondary path as in the photo below.


The recycled bricks have history and adds a unique element to any landscape. Columns and walls can be constructed from them as well.


Many brick varieties.


D.H. Griffin even had square recycled bricks.


Several salvaged windows and doors could be used in pergola or trellis design. I also use them indoors for displaying pictures or just to add a cottage style element.



The window glass can be removed for safety reasons.


There were huge stones recycled from a prison.


The stones or boulders can be used surrounding a pond, incorporated into a waterfall, used as seating, or installed into a slope.

Gardneia 005

Other materials around the yard were grates of all sizes and shapes. Perfect for me to construct a one of a kind trellis.


They also had a great deal of steal and wood.


D.H.Griffin was involved in the demolition of the World Trade Towers and a piece of the ruins stands at the front entrance. I just sat and stared for a bit.


Let’s go shopping together and select recycled pieces for your landscapes.


Happy Planting!

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation


Posted by on June 9, 2009 in Greensboro Gardens, Pergolas, Recycled


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3 responses to “D.H. Griffin Recycles Building Materials

  1. Chris Byerly

    June 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I LOVE the idea of using recycled materials for landscaping! What a grand idea! You don’t have to wait for the cheap stuff at Lowe’s to get that aged look.

  2. Jim

    July 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Which location?


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