I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on Earth.
– Doug Green
A dried plant is nothing but a sign to plant a new one.
– Priyansh Shah
Gardening is the work of a lifetime: you never finish.
– Oscar De La Renta
It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.
– Kate Morton
We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.
– Jenny Uglow
Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.
Life begins the day you start a garden.
– Chinese proverb
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
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
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
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
– Alfred Austin
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.
When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.
– Chinese Proverb
When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside too.
– Terri Guillemets
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.
He who plants a garden plants happiness. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden.
– Chinese Proverb
Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.
– Alice Morse Earle
A garden always gives back more than it receives.
– Mara Beamish
The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.
– Michael Pollan
I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.
– Alice Sebold
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
– Michael Pollan
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
– Carl Linnaeus
Garden as though you will live forever.
– William Kent
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.
– Janet Kilburn Phillips
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
– Zora Neale Hurston
Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.
– Rudyard Kipling
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
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.
– Abraham Lincoln