Win a trip to Melbourne to the International Flower Show.
Win a trip to Melbourne to the International Flower Show. AlexRaths

This season's five hottest garden trends

GETTING into the garden has never been more fun, or on-trend than it is today.

Kids, hipsters, cafes, parents and the oldies are all embracing the natural wonder that is growing your own.

So we've pulled together the top five hottest gardening trends for this season, in case you're looking for some extra inspiration to get those thumbs green this spring.

Neon shades: Big, bright, bold - this season is all about making a statement. Get creative with flowering plants that are sure to add bursts of colour and fun to your garden.

Bring the outdoors in: You don't need a New York loft-style apartment to make plants work indoors. Whether it's a vertical garden or random pot plant in the corner of the room, greenery inside is all the rage. Ensure to pick plants that can survive inside.

Potted plants for gift-giving: Totally on-trend this spring is giving a pot plant as a present. As the hipsters of the world continue to drive the sustainability bus, more of us are looking at natural beauty over materialistic products when it comes to gifts.

Edibles: Again, we have the trend-setters to thank for continuing to push the 'grow your own produce' wave. As we become more health conscious and aware of what we are fuelling our bodies with, home-grown produce continues to grow in popularity. And the foodie-revolution is only driving it further.

Multi-coloured: Choose flowers of all shades of colour and those with multiple tones within the one plant. The florists are even catching onto this trend with rainbow roses popping up earlier this year.

If you'd like to see some of the best gardens in the country, we're giving away a trip to the Melbourne International Flower Show for you and a friend - flights, accommodation, a personal tour guide and entry to the Flower Show, Melba Estate, Lubra Bend Garden and Alowyn Garden. Head HERE to enter. Competition closes midnight Thursday October 6. 

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