WIN: Win a trip for two to the Melbourne International Flower Show.
WIN: Win a trip for two to the Melbourne International Flower Show. AlexRaths

Green thumbs could win a trip

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

So we've pulled together the top five hottest gardening trends for this season.

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

Bring the outdoors in: 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: 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: As we become more health conscious and aware of what we are fuelling our bodies with, home-grown produce continues to grow in popularity.

Multi-coloured: Choose flowers of all shades of colour and those with multiple tones within the one plant.

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 to www.gympietimes.com.au /flowershow to enter.

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