Garden Quotes & Sayings

I have always enjoyed reading quotes about gardening.  Here are a few sayings and quotes I have collected over the years that I thought I would share.   Hope you enjoy them as well.  Thank you to the creative and talented authors who wrote them. 

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

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. ~  Alfred Austin    
                                     
It is always exciting to open the door and go out into the garden for the first time on any day. - Marion Cran

A garden always gives back more than it receives.- Mara Beamish

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.- Vita Sackville-West, 1892 – 1962

An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.- Cora Lea Bell

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world. - Charles Dudley Warner

He who plants a tree, plants a hope.- Lucy Larcom, Plant a Tree

Gardens are a form of autobiography.- Robert Dash, Horticulture 1993


If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. ~Robert Brault

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.- Lindley Karstens

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

When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow, but the gardeners themselves. - Ken Druse

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

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

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.  My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.  The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.  ~ Abram L. Urban

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. ~ Alice Walker

To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours.- Mirabel Osler

All gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so.~ Joseph Joubert

When heaven falls to Earth It Becomes a Garden ~ Stoufer

Working in the garden gives me something beyond the enjoyment of the senses. It gives me a profound feeling of inner peace. ~ Ruth Stout

The true gardener, like an artist, is never satisfied. ~ H. E. Bates

Every gardener knows under the cloak of winter lies a miracle...a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dreams. ~ Barbara Winkler
      

"Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them." ~Vincent A. Simeone ("Wonders of the Winter Landscape")

"The gardening season officially begins on January 1st, and ends on December 31."
- Marie Huston

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

A garden is a reflection of its owner, a thing of beauty that changes over time, a window to the creativity within. - Lee Miller

Grow what you love. The love will keep it growing. ~ Emilie Barnes

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.~Robert Louis Stevenson

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks"~John Muir 
I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day. ~Robert Brault

A garden is not a picture confined to a frame left hanging on a wall, it is something that changes with the movement of light and passing of time. ~ Beth Chatto

“In spite of unseasonable wind, snow, and unexpected weather of all sorts-a gardener still plants.  And tends what they have planted…believing that spring will come.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher
Sometimes our thoughts turn back toward a corner in a forest, or the end of a bank, or an orchard powdered with flowers, seen but a single time on some gay day but remaining in our hearts and leaving a feeling that we have just rubbed elbows with happiness~Guy de Maupassant

If you would be happy your whole life long, Become a gardener. ~ Old Chinese Proverb

“Let us cultivate our garden.” ― Voltaire, Candide

       

9 comments:

  1. The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.- Vita Sackville-West, 1892 – 1962

    Love this quote and oh so true! Thanks for sharing. Here's a favorite quote of mine:

    "When heaven falls to Earth It Becomes a Garden" ~ Stoufer

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  2. Thanks seawind for the contribution. I added it to the list!

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  3. Lovely...enjoyed the quotes!

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  4. “Let us cultivate our garden.”
    ― Voltaire, Candide

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    1. Thanks for the contribution Betty. I added it to the list!

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  5. If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. ~Robert Brault. This garden quote is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I admire this quote as well. Thanks for visiting!

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    2. Sometimes our thoughts turn back toward a corner in a forest, or the end of a bank, or an orchard powdered with flowers, seen but a single time on some gay day but remaining in our hearts and leaving a feeling that we have just rubbed elbows with happiness. Guy de Maupassant

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