Best 100 Gardening Quotes To Inspire You Today

Gardening Quotes

Here’s the best collection of 100 gardening quotes which are inspirational, witty and funny too!

Gardening Quotes

1. Weed it and reap. – Gardening Saying

2. Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. Life‘s a garden — dig it. – Gardening Saying

4. Let nature be in your yard. – Greg Peterson

5. Bloom where you are planted. – Unknown

6. Farming is a profession of hope. – Brian Brett

7. My garden is my favorite teacher. – Betsy Cañas Garmon

8. Gardens are a form of autobiography. – Sydney Eddison

9. Gardeners learn by trowel and error. – Gardening Saying

10. Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent

11. Life begins the day you start a garden. – Chinese Proverb

12. The garden is the poor man’s apothecary. – German Proverb

13. With fronds like you, who needs anemones. – Gardening Saying

14. My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. – Claude Monet

15. If a tree dies, plant another in its place. – Carl Linnaeus

16. The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. – Elizabeth Lawrence

17. The best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow. – Unknown

18. When the soil disappears, the soul disappears. – Terri Guillemets

19. All gardeners know better than other gardeners. – Chinese proverb

20. Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts. – Unknown

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

22. Flowers grow in inches, but are destroyed by feet. – Gardening Saying

23. For worms, is soil just another day at the office? – Terri Guillemets

24. You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. – Unknown

25. Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart. – Russell Page

26. I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me. – Robert Brault

27. Old gardeners never die, they just run out of thyme. – Gardening Saying

28. Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. – Terri Guillemets

29. When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside too. – Terri Guillemets

30. Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. – Unknown

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

32. Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. – Thomas Fuller

33. Nothing is more completely the child of Art than a Garden. – Walter Scott

34. God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. – Unknown

35. Despite the gardener’s best intentions, Nature will improvise. – Michael P. Garofalo

36. How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. – Benjamin Disraeli

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37. If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

38. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. – Margaret Atwood

39. In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy. – Robert Brault

40. Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden. – Orson Scott Card

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

42. In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it. – Frank McKinney Hubbard

43. No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. – Hugh Johnson

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

45. The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. – George Bernard Shaw

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

47. Anybody who wants to rule the world should try to rule a garden first. – Gardening Saying

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

49. In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener. – Robert Rodale

50. The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. – Dalai Lama

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

52. We come from the earth.
We return to the earth.
And in between we garden. – Unknown

53. If you are a gardener, you can always put “Plant Manager” on your résumé. – Unknown

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

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

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

57. Don’t wear perfume in the garden — unless you want to be pollinated by bees. – Anne Raver

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

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

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

61. I know the pleasure of pulling up root vegetables. They are solvable mysteries. – Novella Carpenter

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

63. The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all. – Wendell Berry

64. An optimistic gardener is one who believes that whatever goes down must come up. – Leslie Hall

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

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

67. I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. – Ruth Stout

68. Can plants be happy? If they get what they need, they thrive — that’s what I know. – Terri Guillemets

69. One of the worst mistakes you can make as a gardener is to think you’re in charge. – Janet Gillespie

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

71. Creating your own urban farm is as simple as planting your flowerbeds with edibles. – Greg Peterson

72. The home gardener is part scientist, part artist, part philosopher, part ploughman. – John R. Whiting

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

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

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

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

77. Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. – Walt Whitma

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

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

80. I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. – Robert Bridges

81. When you have done your best for a flower, and it fails, you have some reason to be aggrieved. – Frank Swinnerton

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

83. It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. – B.C. Forbes

84. 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

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85. I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. – Bill Watterson

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

87. We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist. – Wendell Berry

88. Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

89. A gardener’s best tool is the knowledge from previous seasons. And it can be recorded in a $2 notebook. – Andy Tomolonis

90. If I finish my day with no garden dirt under my fingernails and nothing new learned, it is a day wasted! – Valerie Clague

91. The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. – Abraham Lincoln

92. And some can pot begonias and some can bud a rose, And some are hardly fit to trust with anything that grows. – Rudyard Kipling

93. Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. – Luther Burbank

94. 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

95. I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day. – Robert Brault

96. And I beseech you, forget not to informe yourselfe as dilligently as may be, in things that belong to Gardening. – John Evelyn

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

98. Gardening is the silent conversation with nature. – Devang Vibhakar

99. Gardening makes you simple because you’re working directly with the earth. – Devang Vibhakar

100. Creating garden at home makes us share our gratitude towards mother nature. – Devang Vibhakar

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