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42 Inspirational Garden Quotes

Gardening is a hobby for our entire lives and I hope to show the inspiration, the perspiration and the sheer desperation that this can bring! Equally funny and beautiful these gardening quotes sum it all up perfectly.

Inspirational Garden Quotes

We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course our garden is nurturing us. – Jenny Uglow

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

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

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

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln

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

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it. – Bootsy Collins

A society grows when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in. – Greek Proverb

God almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest form of human pleasure. – Francis Bacon

Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better – Albert Einstein

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow – Audrey Hepburn

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

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

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

Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating. – Wendell Berry

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

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. – Joseph Addison

Funny Gardening Quotes

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all, little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. – Gertrude Stein

Gardening is not a rational act – Margaret Atwood

Gardening is easy. Stick it in the ground the right way up and most things will grow perfectly well. – Monty Don

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. – Charles Dudley Warner

Gardeners don’t get old, they go to pot! – Unknown

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Philosophy is wondering if that makes ketchup a smoothie. – Miles Kington

A weed is but an unloved flower – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The philosopher who said that work well done never needs doing over never weeded a garden. – Ray D. Everson

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

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

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule – Michael Pollan

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

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

The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives – Gertrude Jekyll

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

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

Flower Garden Quotes

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

She breathes in dirt and exhales flowers – Ava Lorde Harris

Where flowers bloom, so does hope. – Lady Bird Johnson

Won’t you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. – Sigmund Freud

Earth laughs in flowers – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly – William Wordsworth

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. – Helen Keller

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. – Ramakrishna

Feeling Inspired?

We have the gardening bug and would love to help you to feel the same! So get motivated with these quotes and find some of our growing guides to see what you fancy sticking in the ground!

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