54+ Best Garden Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Garden a piece of land next to and belonging to a house, where flowers and other plants are grown, and often containing an area of grass. Inspirational garden quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Garden Quotes

Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart. – Karel Capek

If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gardening is ultimately a folly whose goal is to provide delight. – Deborah Needleman

Life begins the day you start a garden. – Chinese proverb

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. – Elizabeth Murray

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A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi

Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. – Unknown

There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight. – Gertrude Jekyll

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. – Rudyard Kipling

Gardening is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon

We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. – Voltaire

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There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin

Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. – Allan Armitage

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies, but never grows to the enduring happiness that the love of gardening gives. – Gertrude Jekyll

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. – Lindley Karstens

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. – W.E. Johns

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. – Greek proverb

Gardening has a magical quality when you are a child. – Barbara Damrosch

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. – Michael Pollan

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Once we become interested in the progress of the plants in our care, their development becomes a part of the rhythm of our own lives and we are refreshed by it. – Thalassa Cruso

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw. – Henry David Thoreau

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? – Douglas Adams

Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration. – Lou Erickson

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. – Doug Larson

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. – Alfred Austin

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Jean Jacques Rousseau

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No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. – Thomas Jefferson

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. –Oscar de la Rentawn

Successful gardening is doing what has to be done when it has to be done the way it ought to be done whether you want to do it or not. – Jerry Baker

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. – May Sarton

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. – Claude Monet

We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us. – Jenny Uglow

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumonier

Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden? – Robert Brault

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. – May Sarton

Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time. – William Cowper

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. – David Hobson

All gardening is landscape painting. – Alexander Pope

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. – Alexander Smith

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claire Joyes

Gardening is not a rational act. – Margaret Atwood

Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than emperors. – Mary Cantwell

One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a packet of seeds. – Dan Bennett

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. – A.A. Milne

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. – Phyllis Theroux

I like gardening. It’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. – Alice Sebold

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