Gardening Inspirational Quotes


“If you have a Plant and a Garden, you have everything you need.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Gardening is not a rational act.” –Margaret Atwood

“The Love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” –Gertrude Jekyllalbertawildrose

“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

“Garden as though you will live forever.” –William Kent

“In search of my Mother’s Garden, I found my own.” – Alice Walker

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

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

“Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.” –Alfred Austin4

“The garden suggests that there might be a place where we can meet nature half way.” – Michael Pollan

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

“Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite- it is, or should be, a central, basis expression of human life.” –Andrew Weil

“I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.”-Margaret Smith

“If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. “Green Fingers” are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.” – Russel Page

“Regardless of geographical region or culture, gardening is perhaps the most common and shared experience of nature.” –S. Kelley Harrel

“What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.” –Thomas Jefferson

“It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hand into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.”-Kate Morton

“How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.”-Benjamin Disraeli

“To dig one’s own spade into one’s own earth ! Has life anything better to offer than this?”-John Beverly Nichols

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

“All gardeners know better than other gardener’s.” –Chinese Proverb

“I have never had so many good ideas as when I worked in the garden day after day.”-John Erskine

“Who has learned to garden, who did not at the same time learn to be patient?”

-H.L.V Fletcher 1949

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

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are charming gardeners who make our soul’s blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“If I’m ever to be reborn, I want to be a gardener. There is too much to do for one lifetime.” –Karl Foerster

“It didn’t occur to me that gardening, like music, could demand practise, patience, a willingness to make mistakes.”-Amy Stewartenglish rose cottage

“Though an old man, I am but a young gardener.” –Thomas Jefferson

“The man who has planted a rose garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.” – Vita Sackville-West

“The garden, historically, is the place where all the senses are exploited. Not just the eye, but the ear- with water, with birds, And there is texture, too, in plants you long to touch.”- William Howard Adams

“Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.” –Sir Walter Scott

“Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” – Francis Bacon

“An addiction to gardening is not bad when you consider all the other choices in life.” – Cora Lee Bell

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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