100 Inspirational Garden Quotes

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Here are collections of inspirational garden quotes and these quotes address different topics such as flower garden, vegetable garden, friendship garden, funny garden, garden maintenance, gardens and family etc.

So if you are looking for inspirational or funny garden quotes, be sure, we got you covered. These quotes cover different topics, and as such, you can copy and send these garden quotes to friends and family to inspire or address a situation.

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Garden Quotes


He plants trees to benefit another generation.

— Caecilius Statius

How Lovely Is the Silence of Growing Things

— Evan Dicken

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

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

— George Bernard Shaw

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

— Luther Burbank

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.

— Voltaire

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

— Walt Disney

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

— Robert Louis Stevenson

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.

— Liberty Hyde Bailey

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

— Doug Larson

It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

— Orison Swett Marden

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

— Les Brown

In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.

— Alice Walker

A good garden may have some weeds.

— Thomas Fuller

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

— George Eliot

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

— Rudyard Kipling

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

— Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

— William Cowper

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.

— Oscar de la Renta

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.

— Alfred Austin

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
Most of the garden quotes’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors and others may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings.

When you come across difficult garden quotes, you should read more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning. For some quotes, you must think deeply and apply wisdom before you can get their meanings.

I believe you will learn and apply the lessons contained in some of these garden quotes to your daily life because some of these garden quotes have already influenced many peoples’ decisions and actions.


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

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

— Gertrude Jekyll

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.

— Alfred Austin

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.

— Zora Neale Hurston

What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies?

— Roy Rogers

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.

— B. C. Forbes

But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.

— George Cadbury

To dwell is to garden.

— Martin Heidegger

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

All gardening is landscape painting.

— William Kent

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

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

— Alexander Smith

I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.

— Martha Smith

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.

— Luther Burbank

Gardening is not a rational act.

— Margaret Atwood

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

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

— Phyllis Theroux

I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for garden generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.

— Penelope Keith

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.

— Luther Burbank

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.

— Jean Anouilh

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.

— Stephen Gardiner

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

— Michael Pollan

Use plants to bring life.

— Douglas Wilson

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

— Charles Dudley Warner

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.

— Robert Smithson

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 garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

— Luis Barragan

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

— Suzy Bogguss

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.

— Dixie Lee Ray

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.

— Carolus Linnaeus

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.

— Dogen Zenji

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.

— John Harrison

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.

— Dorothy Malone

Garden as though you will live forever.

— William Kent

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.

— Michael Fish

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one’s horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?

— Francis Cabot Lowell

I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening to me they are one.

— Luis Barragan

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 loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.

— Elton John

I’ve come to recognize what I call my ‘inside interests.’ Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer.

— Jane Pauley

I am a particular fan of integrative exercise – that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on.

— Andrew Weil

My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.

— Andrew Weil

In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.

— Andrew Weil

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, basic expression of human life.

— Andrew Weil

I do the gardening.

— Kenneth Robert Livingstone

I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing… getting back to reality.

— Adam Ant

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it’s my main hobby. I like being at home and I’m very happy being in my house, I love cooking.

— Susan Hampshire

I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren’t really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.

— Ken Thompson

I don’t hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening.

— Steven Cojocaru

I’m pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I’m doing something constructive.

— Simon Baker

Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things.

— Clive Anderson

I’m not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I’m always wearing a hat and sunblock.

— Carolyn Murphy

The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.

— Jeremy Northam

Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.

— Gary Miller

Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ.

— Roy Blount, Jr.

I love a lot of things, and I’m pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I’d be an obsessive hairdresser.

— Gates McFadden

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees – just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.

— Sean Bean

My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.

— Emanuel Steward

My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.

— Juliet Mills

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.

— J. M. Roberts

Rock ‘n’ Roll, no roses or gardening.

— Tina Charles

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