Gardening Quotes

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself

May Sarton

My garden will never make me famous, I'm a horticultural ignoramus.

Ogden Nash

Presently we pass to some other object which rounds itself into a whole as did the first; for example, a well-laid garden; and nothing seems worth doing but the laying-out of gardens.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden

Sir Walter Scott

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

One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener's own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race

Wendell Berry

Laying out grounds may be considered a liberal art, in some sort like poetry and painting

William Wordsworth

Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God

Thomas Jefferson

To dig one's own spade into one's own earth! Has life anything better to offer than this?

Beverley Nichols

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world

Vita Sackville-West

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden

Thomas Jefferson

A garden is a friend you can visit any time


In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous


Don't grumble that roses have thorns, be thankful that thorns have roses


When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, There is always the garden

Minnie Aumonier

But each spring...a gardening instinct, sure as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground

Lewis Gantt

What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered


Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders

Henry David Thoreau

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into

Henry Beecher

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul

The Koran

A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul


It is a greater act of faith to plant a bulb than to plant a tree

Clare Leighton

Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than Emperor's

Mary Cantwell

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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