Gardening

Our Favorite Gardening Quotes

September 22, 2016

There’s just something about gardening that we can’t get enough of. Maybe it’s the health benefits we reap from gardening activities, the joy that we get from spending time outdoors, or the excitement that is watching our gardens grow – no matter how we look at it, gardening is something that we’ll always love! Do you share similar feelings?

Senior couple watering seedlings in their garden

In honor of this passion of ours, today we’d like to share some of our favorite gardening quotes with you – take a look below!

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“My garden is the most beautiful masterpiece.”

-Claude Monet

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”

-Francis Bacon

“Life begins the day you start a garden.”

-Chinese Proverb

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”

-Alfred Austin, English poet

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”

-Gertrude Jekyll, British horticulturist, garden designer, writer and artist

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.”

-Gertrude Jekyll

“Garden as though you will live forever.”

-William Kent, Architect

“I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.”

-Phyllis Theroux, Journalist

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”

-Michael Pollan, American author, journalist, activist and professor of journalism

“If you have a garden and library, you have everything you need.”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, lawyer, orator, politician, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist

“Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.”

-Allan Armitage, Professor