Gardening Quotes And Sayings


Gardening Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of gardening quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get”
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul”
– Luther Burbank

“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own”
– Alice Walker

“He plants trees to benefit another generation”
– Caecilius Statius

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

“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”

“A good garden may have some weeds”
– Thomas Fuller

“I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess”
– Walt Disney

“The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there”
George Bernard Shaw

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

“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

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”
– Les Brown

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees”
– George Eliot

“A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself”
– Roberto Burle Marx

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

“My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden”
– Eric Morecambe

“Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too”
– William Cowper

“Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow”
– Zora Neale Hurston

“Gardening is not a rational act”
– Margaret Atwood

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

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

“It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest”
– Orison Swett Marden

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

“The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden”
– Stephen Gardiner

“Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are”
– Alfred Austin

“Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about”
– Thomas Moore

“To dwell is to garden”
– Martin Heidegger

“Use plants to bring life
– Douglas Wilson

“I love decorating my home. I’m a gardener too, so that’s usually something I have to play catch up with”
– Suzy Bogguss

“All gardening is landscape painting”
– William Kent

“Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers”
– May Sarton

“A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion
– Liberty Hyde Bailey

“A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit”
– D. Elton Trueblood

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