Gardening Quotes

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

Margaret Atwood

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

Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irespective of size or wealth.

Vita Sackville-West

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


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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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