Gardens Quotes

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

Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.

Karel Čapek

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

Mirabel Osler

Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them.

Victoria Glendinning

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.

James Douglas

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.

Marcelene Cox

From an aunt, long ago: "Death has come for me many times but finds me always in my lovely garden and leaves me there, I think, as an excuse to return."

Robert Brault

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.

Frank McKinney Hubbard

My garden is my favorite teacher.

Betsy CaƱas Garmon

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.


A heathy garden is a reflection of a healthy soul.


Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.

Douglas William Jerrold

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

Khalil Gibran

Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.

Japanese saying

Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps.

Amos Bronson Alcott

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Updated On : March 26, 2011
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