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Five social media trends to use in your garden





Gardening TikTok really has blown up. While social media trends have long influenced what we do with our green spaces, with the likes of Instagram and Pinterest both having a huge impact, TikTok really has taken it to the next level.

Today, there are so many gardening trends to consider to take your space to the next level, and with summertime here, here are five trends you should consider implementing into your space…

Limestone paving: it’s back!

While social media trends have long influenced what we do with our green spaces, with the likes of Instagram and Pinterest both having a huge impact, TikTok really has taken it to the next level. Picture: iStock
While social media trends have long influenced what we do with our green spaces, with the likes of Instagram and Pinterest both having a huge impact, TikTok really has taken it to the next level. Picture: iStock

The patio has always been an important part of a home, and we’re seeing a huge rise in limestone paving being a preferred choice for gardeners, especially Millennials and Gen Z.

The rustic feel, combined with the high-quality, durability and resistance to stains and scratches makes it a functional yet stylish option for gardens. While it isn’t the cheapest option around, the fact it’s designed to last is an important aspect, and with its styling being timeless, it’s become a real hit across the likes of Pinterest and TikTok.

Hydroponic gardening: soil-free solutions

Hydroponic gardening has really taken TikTok by storm in recent months. It’s a technique that uses nutrient-rich water solution to feed plants, which makes it perfect for those gardeners who are slightly more limited on space.

Across social media you’ll find tons of videos demonstrating how it works and how to maintain the systems, and it’s becoming a real community among those people growing with them, especially the likes of herbs, leafy greens and strawberries.

Cottagecore gardens: embracing whimsy and nostalgia

Characterised by its romantic, rustic charm, cottagecore has found a space among young growers especially, with TikTok users transforming their spaces into retreats that focus on a simpler, pastoral life.

The trend itself typically involves planting wildflowers, using vintage gardening tools and containers, while also incorporating elements like trellises and more quaint garden furniture.

You’ll typically be able to found examples on TikTok under the hashtag #cottagecoregarden, and it can be a real source of inspiration.

Indoor jungle: bringing the outdoors in

For many people, outdoor space is limited. Especially those living in apartments and flats. The indoor jungle trend is all about bringing the outside in, filling your indoor space with houseplants to create a lush, green environment.

Whether it be monstera plants, trailing pothos, cacti, or anything else, you’ll find so many examples online of how people are bringing to life their indoors, quite literally. Importantly, what you’ll find is that it can also significantly improve air quality within the home and, as a result, improve mental health and wellbeing.

Pollinator-friendly gardens: supporting wildlife

Finally, one of the biggest trends around at the moment is valuing the importance of pollinators. Across TikTok, Instagram and other social media channels, gardeners are focusing on creating gardens that are friendly to the likes of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

#PollinatorGarden offers a wealth of guidance on selecting the best plants to attract pollinators, such as lavender, echinacea, and sunflowers. TikTok users also share tips on creating habitats, like bee hotels and butterfly puddling stations. This trend highlights the vital role that gardens play in sustaining wildlife and encourages gardeners to contribute positively to their local ecosystems.



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