Gardening Quotes

I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

A garden is the best alternative therapy

Germaine Greer

A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting

Gladys Taber

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.

Helen Hayes

Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.

Lewis Gannit

A flower is an educated weed.

Luther Burbank

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom

Marcel Proust

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

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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