Gardening Quotes and Sayings

The earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
– Sir Walter Scott

A gardener is a person who believes in tomorrow.

Submitted by: The Organic Boy on January 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

You need patience to be a good gardener. If you don’t have patience, and you stick with gardening, it will teach you patience.”
– Bill Turull Jr.

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

Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers.

Submitted by: DAVE COLSON on July 24, 2013

A person who thinks tomatoes grow on trees has in fact never been to a garden once.

Submitted by: Patrick S. Michael on November 27, 2012

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


Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.
– Katrina Mayer

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.
– Elizabeth Murray

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

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

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

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


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

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

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