78 Garden Quotes

Garden quotes convey the beauty, tranquility, and enjoyment of being in and surrounded by the bounties of nature. Garden musings and sayings encourage each person to partake of the encouragement from gardeners from every walk of life and from every generation.

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  1. A great garden may have a few annoying weeds or thorns to tend to, but then, so does life. Byron R. Pulsifer

  2. The act of gardening is the only activity I enjoy where I can eat from my time freely given. Freddy J. W. Parkes

  3. The beauty and tranquility of a small garden patch grows in grandeur once it is lost. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  4. Shall I spend my free moments in the arms of nature's garden, or in the confines of an abysmal room? How easy is the answer if I could only but for a few moments. Rosy Lee Anderson

  5. Earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade. Rudyard Kipling

  7. Kind hearts are the garden, kind thoughts are the root, kind words are the blossoms, kind deeds are the fruit. John Ruskin

  8. Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens. Suzy Kassem

  9. Take not my garden, my solace and my comfortor; take instead the bustle of the city and the demands on my time. Robert Rivers

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

  12. Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!' and sitting in the shade. Rudyard Kipling

  13. Unless you are here: this garden refuses to exist. Aberjhani

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

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

  16. The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul. Sir Thomas More

  17. A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy. Rumer Godden

  18. A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars. Victor Hugo

  19. When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. Chinese Proverb

  20. Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. Author Unknown

  21. God made a beauteous garden with lovely flowers strown.
    Robert Frost, God's Garden Poems

  22. When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one. Princess Grace of Monaco

  23. But though an old man, I am but a young gardener. Thomas Jefferson

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  24. Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like. Friendship is a sheltering tree. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  25. An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life. Cora Lea Bell

  26. Whoever makes a garden has, oh, so many friends; The glory of the morning the dew when daylight ends.
    Douglas Malloch, Who Makes a Garden
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  27. A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. Gertrude Jekyll

  28. Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes. Clare Ansberry

  29. One of these days (please God) I shall retire from catching thieves, and try my hand at growing roses. Wilkie Collins

  30. In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. Abram L. Urban

  31. It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. James Douglas, Down Shoe Lane

  32. Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. Marcelene Cox

  33. Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden. Orson Scott Card

  34. The garden is the poor man's apothecary. German Proverb

  35. God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. Author Unknown

  36. My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. H. Fred Ale

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

  38. Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. Author Unknown

  39. Grass is the forgiveness of nature - her constant benediction. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal.
    Brian Ingalls
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  40. A good garden may have some weeds. Thomas Fuller

  41. Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth. Dorothy Frances Gurney

  42. Garden as though you will live forever. William Kent

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

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

  45. When you take time to plant a garden, you are given back much more than you have invested. Byron R. Pulsifer

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

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

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

  49. God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure. Francis Bacon

  50. We have descended into the garden and caught three hundred slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike. Evelyn Underhill

  51. The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. Elizabeth Lawrence

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

  53. Every radish I ever pulled up seemed to have a mortgage attached to it. Ed Wynn

  54. A house without a garden or orchard is unfurnished and incomplete. Bronson Alcott

  55. I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. F. Frankfort Moore

  56. If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. Andrew Mason

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

  58. I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman

  59. In the garden the door is always open into the holy - growth, birth, death. Every flower holds the whole mystery in its short cycle, and in the garden we are never far away from death, the fertilizing, good, creative death. May Sarton

  60. Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it. Author Unknown

  61. He who plants a garden, plants happiness. Chinese Proverb

  62. You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. Author Unknown

  63. Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. Douglas William Jerrold

  64. The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature. Jeff Cox

  65. It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not. W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman

  66. In my garden I spend my days; in my library I spend my nights. My interests are divided between my geraniums and my books. With the flower I am in the present; with the book I am in the past. Alexander Smith

  67. If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero

  68. A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it. Charles Lamb

  69. To this day I cannot see a bright daffodil, a proud gladiola, or a smooth eggplant without thinking of Papa. Like his plants and trees, I grew up as a part of his garden. Leo Buscaglia

  70. Gardening requires a lot of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson

  71. Old gardeners never die, they just spade away. Author Unknown

  72. There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. Mirabel Osler

  73. A garden is never so good as it will be next year. Thomas Cooper

  74. The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. George Bernard Shaw

  75. The work of a garden bears visible fruits - in a world where most of our labours seem suspiciously meaningless. Pat Brown

  76. Give weeds an inch and they'll take your yard. Author Unknown

  77. When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do what I should have done with my own hands. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  78. Flowers are the sweetest thing God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. Henry Ward Beecher

  79. The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. Hanna Rion

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